Montipora nodosus (Montipora Coral, Encrusting)

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Montipora nodosus (Montipora Coral, Encrusting)

Post  thierry on Thu May 12, 2011 2:47 pm

Source: liveaquaria.com

QUICK STATS
  • Care Level: Moderate
  • Temperament: Peaceful
  • Lighting: Moderate
  • Waterflow: Medium
  • Placement: All
  • Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
  • Color Form: Red
  • Origin: Fiji, Solomon Islands, Tonga
  • Family: Acroporidae
  • Insert Date: 11 May 2011


The Montipora Encrusting 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. This variety is bright purple, and will even fluoresce under actinic lighting.
The Montipora Encrusting 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.

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Post  thierry on Thu May 12, 2011 2:49 pm

Yesterday I went to pick up a piece of Cabbage leather coral from a city mate from the Nederlands en Belgisch Zeewater forum, called bawaruba. When I got there I was amazed by his aquarium, it was a fully automated 1000 litre aquarium that was supported by 2 sumps that both have a capacity of another 1000 litre. It all looked very professional with the way everything was placed.
His cabbage leather grows very well, and he had a big rock that he had to remove due to lack of space. I first thought it was going to be a big Cabbage leather, but it seemed to be a big rock with couple of smaller cabbage leathers on it. Even better, since now I could use part for the crab tank.
Together with the Cabbage leather rock I got a small piece of Montipora coral.


The montipora is currently located in the Red Sea Max, awaiting his destination.
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