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Mandarin Setosa Montipora Coral, Aquacultured
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Captive Grown
Mandarin Setosa Montipora Coral, Aquacultured (Montipora setosa)

Quick Stats

Care Level Moderate
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Red, Tan
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
Origin Aquacultured - LiveAquaria®
Family Acroporidae
Lighting Moderate to High
Supplements Calcium, Strontium, Iodine, Trace Elements
Waterflow Medium to Strong
Placement All
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Overview

The LiveAquaria® Certified Captive Grown Mandarin Setosa Montipora Coral is a gorgeous SPS (Small Polyp Stony) Coral that injects vivid pink and mandarin-orange coloration to your SPS-dominated reef aquarium landscape. In addition to amazing coloration, the LiveAquaria® Certified Captive Grown Mandarin Setosa Montipora Coral provides exciting architectural interest with its dynamic growth habit.

Interestingly, the LiveAquaria® Certified Captive Grown Mandarin Setosa Montipora Coral demonstrates both encrusting/plating and branching habits to fill your reef aquascape with horizontal and vertical growth. The lower region near the base forms encrusting, undulating plates while the vertical growing edge forms irregular-shaped branches that eventually fuse together. The effect adds to a truly unique, one-of-a-kind reef display.

The LiveAquaria® Certified Captive Grown Mandarin Setosa Montipora Coral requires moderate aquarium lighting conditions achieved by T-5s, powerful LEDs or the more intense metal halides. To maximize growth rate, maintain high pH, alkalinity and calcium levels, as well as high water quality with phosphate and nitrate levels as close to zero as possible. Along with proper lighting and water quality, the LiveAquaria® Certified Captive Grown Mandarin Setosa Montipora Coral will benefit from medium water movement.

A peaceful reef inhabitant, the will not bother other neighboring corals. However, be sure to provide ample space away from other corals to accommodate for growth. For its continued good health, the LiveAquaria® Certified Captive Grown Mandarin Setosa Montipora Coral requires the addition of calcium, magnesium, strontium, and other trace elements to the water.

The LiveAquaria® Certified Captive Grown Mandarin Setosa Montipora Coral satisfies the majority of its nutritional requirements by means of photosynthetic, symbiotic zooxanthellae algae hosted within its body. However, it will benefit from supplemental feedings in the form of micro-plankton or foods designed for filter feeding invertebrates.

The LiveAquaria® Certified Captive Grown Mandarin Setosa Montipora Coral is mounted on a fired ceramic plug and can be easily placed in holes or between the rockwork of the reef aquarium.

Approximate Purchase Size: 1" to 2"

Certificate of Authenticity This LiveAquaria Certified Captive Grown Coral arrives with a Certificate of Authenticity & a 30-Day Arrive Alive, Stay Alive®, Risk-Free Guarantee. Learn more here >

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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