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Smooth Encrusting Montipora Coral (Montipora nodosa)
Smooth Encrusting Montipora Coral
Please Note: Due to variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image provided. Approximate size range may also vary between individual specimen.
Please Note: Due to variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image provided. Approximate size range may also vary between individual specimen.
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Smooth Encrusting Montipora Coral (Montipora nodosa)
Additional locales and sizes may be available!
Additional locales and sizes may be available!

Quick Stats

Care Level Moderate
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Green, Orange, Purple
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
Origin Aquacultured, Australia, Tonga
Family Acroporidae
Lighting Moderate
Supplements Calcium, Strontium, Trace Elements
Waterflow Medium
Placement All
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Care Level Moderate
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Green, Orange, Purple
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
Origin Aquacultured, Australia, Tonga
Family Acroporidae
Lighting Moderate
Supplements Calcium, Strontium, Trace Elements
Waterflow Medium
Placement All
What do these Quick Stats mean? Click here for more information

Overview

The Smooth Encrusting Montipora Coral is a small polyp stony (SPS) coral often referred to as Cabbage, Lettuce, Velvet, or Velvet Rock Coral. It is a relatively fast growing coral, and under the right conditions will spread across the rockwork in the aquarium. The polyps of these corals are very small, giving it a velvety appearance. Establish a colony of all three color forms - orange, green, and purple - around your reef for the most brilliant showcase display.

The Encrusting Montipora Coral is peaceful and can be placed in close proximity to other similar peaceful corals in the reef aquarium. It is relatively easy to maintain, but should be housed in a mature 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.

It will also benefit from additional food fed weekly in the form of micro-plankton or foods designed for filter feeding invertebrates.

Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 1-1/2" to 2-1/2"; Medium: 3" to 5"; Large: 5" to 7" ; Aquacultured Small: 3/4" to 1-1/2" ; Aquacultured Medium: 1-1/2" to 2-1/2"

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