The Birdsnest Coral is a small polyp stony (SPS) coral that may be one of the better choices for reef enthusiasts wanting to take their first try with SPS as it may be a little less demanding than some of the other SPS varieties.  

It is a beautiful coral found in a variety of shades of green and pink. It could just as well have been named “nest of thorns” because of its tangled branch-like appearance with needle tips. It will maintain its bright color when provided with bright light and mid to strong water flow.

No special feeding is required, but growth may be stimulated by food added to the aquarium for other filter feeders.