Light green Montipora with purple polyps.
You will receive a small frag of about 4 cm height. Frag plug measures 2 cm.
Photos are samples:
1. Top view Daylight - 12.000 K
2. Top view Blue light - 20.000 K
3. Reef tank shot
4. Variation of the frags
Montipora corals belong to the small-polyped hard corals (SPS corals). Thanks to their large variety of shapes and colors, Montipora corals are very popular in saltwater aquariums. You can find them in bright red, green or pink shades and even two or three colored variants are not rare among the Montipora.
How fast do Montipora grow?
That depends on the species and the conditions in your aquarium. In general you can say that the plate-like Montipora and branched species grow much faster than for example encrusting growing specimens.
How to keep Montipora Corals
Montipora have similarly high demands on husbandry as Acropora. However, they are by far not as sensitive. The lighting can be chosen quite strong, while a moderate current is sufficient for plating Montipora. When placing plate-like growing corals, note that they will increasingly shade the area below. Light-loving corals therefore should not be placed there. Montipora has very little nettle strength. While you can place different Montipora species relatively close to each other without any problems, "aggressive" corals (i.e. those with long combat tentacles and strong nettle strength) should stay away from the Montipora.
24 - 27 °C
moderate - strong
light dissolved nutrients occasionally powdered food or fine plankton Recommended: Tropic Marin Zooton/Zootonic
Nitrate: 1 - 10 mg/l Phosphate: 0.03 - 0.08 mg/l Salinity (PSU): 32 - 35 Alkalinity: 7 - 8 °dKH Calcium: 400 - 450 mg/l Magnesium: 1250 - 1500 mg/l