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Red Candy Cap Coral - Aquacultured (Montipora capricornis)
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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
Color Form: Red
Supplements: Calcium, Strontium, Iodine, Trace Elements
Origin: Aquacultured - Drs. Foster & Smith
Family: Acroporidae

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The Red Candy Cap Montipora capricornis is a variety of small polyp stony (SPS) coral often referred to as Vase Coral. Montipora corals come in a variety of forms and colors, but this variety is a nice red to orange coloration. The Montipora capricornis coral's usual growth form is either plating or vase-like. The growth form is highly dependent on the water flow and lighting in the aquarium.

A wide range of light fixtures ranging from power compacts, VHO, T-5's, to the more intense metal halides can be used for Montipora corals. However, depending on your light fixture, you may need to alter their position in the aquarium to best develop color and form. In an aquarium lit by metal halides, Montipora Corals should be kept in a mid to low position and under other lighting they should be kept in a mid to high position. To bring out the most intense coloration of this coral, we recommend metal halide lighting. For continued good health, they will require the addition of a two part calcium and buffer supplement to maintain a calcium level of 400-450 ppm and dKH of 8-12. They will benefit from the addition of zooplankton.

The Red Candy Cap is a Drs. Foster & Smith aquacultured coral and is mounted on a small fused aragonite plug that can be placed easily and securely in or between the rockwork in the reef aquarium.

Approximate Purchase Size: 1" to 1-1/2"


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Unlike most clip and ship coral frags, all of our Certified Captive Grown Corals are fully encrusted onto their plugs and are fully adjusted to artificial lighting and synthetic seawater, propagated and grown in our state-of-the-art facility in Rhinelander, Wisconsin.


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FRAG PLUG TYPE: This coral is mounted to a fired ceramic frag plug that can be affixed to live rock anywhere in the aquarium with gel super glue or epoxy.
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