Montipora Coral

Montipora Coral

It is not surprising as to why the Montipora coral is one of the most sought after corals in the SPS range, as it hosts a variety of amazing colours and some hold a unique plating overhang styled structure that will add diversity to any marine tank. In addition to the plating form there is also an encrusting structure whereby the Montipora will simply develop itself and grow onto a piece of live rock, both look just as amazing as the other when fully settled into the home aquarium and held under the correct conditions. 

This is probably one of the most wanted corals as it is one of the true aspects of making the home aquarium look like a real reef in the wild. Additionally, it can be added close to other Montipora and they usually converge together as they develop, creating a unique bi-coloured coral.  However, this coral is not easy to look after and many hobbyists have issues in creating the environment they need to really thrive. It is important to make sure your aquarium has moderate to high lighting and moderate to high water flow in order to reiterate its natural environment. 

For continued good health, it will also require the addition of calcium, strontium, and other trace elements to the water. The Montipora can thrive under a variety of lighting conditions from LEDs to T5's or halides, however it is important to monitor how the coral is doing and alter its position in the tank in order to meet its needs. 

Though this coral will attain the majority of its nutritional requirements from the lighting through photosynthesis, it will also benefit from additional food sources in the form of micro-plankton. 

Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Peaceful
Lighting: Moderate
Waterflow: Medium
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
Colour Form: Green, Orange
Supplements: Calcium, Strontium, Trace Elements
Origin: Indonesia
Family: Acropoidae

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Easy to Care For
Easy to Feed
Peaceful to Other Coral
Fast Growth Rate
Easy to Frag

  1. Once again, another awesome order! This coral also had its polyps out in five minutes. I don’t think I’ve ever had a coral do so well so quickly! I’d recommend this one for everyone who needs that “something special” for his or her tank.

  2. Monti’s give your tank the real life ocean look. Once you buy a piece give it a month or two to settle in. Once they get comfy they really can take over quickly. Great idea to take a picture and compare it in a few weeks to a couple of months. I am often surprised by how much growth I actually do get out of my corals. I just don’t notice it until I look back at some older pictures because I look at the tank everyday and it is not that noticeable on a day to day basis.

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