Care level: Easy
Lighting: Bright Lighting
Flow level: Moderate - High
Birdnests are a greater starter SPS (Small Polyped Stony Coral) coral. They don't require as high a light as other sps such as Acroproa. This also means they can be placed lower down in the aquarium.
The branches on a birdnests are very thin and delicate so care is needed when working around this coral. As the colony grows more dense it will require higher flow, if not provided the centre of the coral with die off.
Maintaining a stable alkalinity is important to the continued growth and survival of the Coral.