Water Flow: Moderate
Care Level: Moderate
(NOT WYSIWYG - All very similar in shape and size)
The Red Montipora digitata Coral is a small polyp stony (SPS) coral often referred to as Velvet Branch, or Velvet Finger Coral. Montipora Corals come in a vast variety of forms and colors, but this variety has an olive green base with nice bright orange polyps. Digitata corals will generally grow upright branches, but this growth is highly variable depending on its environmental conditions.
This Red Montipora digitata is peaceful and can be placed in close proximity to other similar peaceful corals in the reef aquarium. Aquacultured Montipora is one of the easier to maintain SPS corals and grows rapidly in the established reef aquarium. It will require medium lighting combined with a medium water movement within the aquarium. For continued good health, it will also require the addition of calcium, strontium, and other trace elements to the water.
They will thrive in a variety of lighting conditions, ranging from power compacts, VHO, T-5’s up to the more intense metal halides. Alter their position in the aquarium depending on the lighting, and provide at least 3 watts per gallon using one of the lighting systems mentioned above.
It will also benefit from additional food fed weekly in the form of micro-plankton or foods designed for filter feeding invertebrates.
The Red Montipora digitata Coral frags are mounted on a composite plug that can be affixed to live rock anywhere in the aquarium with gel super glue or epoxy.
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