LC Pink Lemonade Stereonephthya

LC Pink Lemonade Stereonephthya

One of the most asked about corals that we have in the farm. An incredible contrast of yellow base and pink-purple polyps. There are small fibers throughout the body that look like crystal shards. Each of the polyps also have a metallic white-silver tips, giving this coral an even more exotic look.


We first found this phenomenal piece as a small hitchhiker at a LFS thinking it was a unique Kenya tree. We grew that tiny 1/2" nub into a mini-colony within a few months. It was then properly identified by Jake Adams of Reef Builders once we sent him a frag. The more common Scleronephthya is known as a Carnation Coral, which has a disastrous track record in the hobby. This Stereonephthya is much thinner and resembles more so a Kenya Tree. We've have great luck with this piece, most likely because we grew it from such a small frag. It's proven to be no more difficult than a regular Kenya, aside from being a much slower grower. 


LC Pink Lemonade Stereonephthya will do well and grow much faster with a weekly feeding, as it's not 100% photosynthetic. 


Frags of this piece will need about 2 weeks to fully attach to a piece of rubble before glued onto a frag plug. They will be roughly 1/2" tall.

  • Originator

    Legendary Corals

  • Care Level

    Strong intermediate level coral. Best tried after you've had success with a few other easier corals first. Special requirements include weekly feeding of food such as Benepets.

  • Growth Rate

    Slow. Increased growth with feeding such as Benepets.

  • Lighting Placement

    Prefers to be kept in lower light. 

    Currently kept under Kessil 360x, all blue spectrum.

  • Flow Strength

    Prefers low flow. Too strong of a flow may cause it to deattach.

    Currently kept with Maxspect Gyre 350s Pumps.

  • Supplements

    Brightwell's Amino Acids, Lugols, Replenish, Restor, Potassion, KoralColor.

    Benepets Coral Food.