WYSIWYG: "Pink Purple Watermellon" 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 pink, purple with green rind coloration. The Montipora capricornis coral's usual growth form is either plating or vase-like.
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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. We grow under LED with T5 supplementation. 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.
Coral frags are mounted to a fired ceramic plug that can be affixed to live rock anywhere in the aquarium with gel super glue or epoxy.
WYSIWYG. What you see is what you get. You will get the item pictured.
Eggcrate in the background is 5/8" for eaach square.
Our photographs are taken under LED light and full White flash. We try to post two pictures of each coral to give you a better idea to how it may look in your tank. We take one photograph with all the LEDS at full power with full White Flash and one photograph with just the blue's and violet LEDS at full power.