Montipora digitata (Branched Montipora Coral)

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Montipora digitata (Branched Montipora Coral)

Post  thierry on Thu Jul 14, 2011 2:45 pm

Source: liveaquaria.com

QUICK STATS
  • Care Level: Moderate
  • Temperament: Peaceful
  • Lighting: Moderate to High
  • Waterflow: Medium
  • Placement: Middle to Top
  • Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
  • Color Form: Green, Purple, Red, Tan
  • Origin: Australia, Fiji, Solomon Islands
  • Family: Acroporidae
  • Insert Date: 13 July 2011


The Montipora Branched Coral is a small polyp stony (SPS) coral often referred to as Velvet Branch, or Velvet Finger Coral. This branching coral comes in a variety of colors and is a fast growing species. The form that the coral takes in its growth will be highly variable depending on the lighting, water movement and placement within the aquarium. However, it will typically maintain its branched form in most aquariums. When the polyps are expanded, the coral has a very fuzzy appearance, with smooth growth tips adding to its overall appeal.

The Branched Montipora Coral is peaceful and can be placed in close proximity to other similar peaceful corals in the reef aquarium. It is a relatively hardy coral and requires just a moderate amount of care when housed in a mature reef aquarium. It will require medium to high 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.

The Branched Montipora Coral receives most of its nutrition through photosynthesis. It will also benefit from additional food offered in the form of liquid or dried zooplankton.
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Post  thierry on Thu Jul 14, 2011 2:46 pm

Got this from RobT for 2,50 euro
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Re: Montipora digitata (Branched Montipora Coral)

Post  thierry on Wed Jul 20, 2011 11:28 am

the montipora coral has been moved into the crab part, it is located in the rear next to the overflow. Here it is in a high location without much waterflow.

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