Magma Encrusting Montipora


Montipora sp.

Montipora is a very diverse genus of corals that come in a vast array of colours, growth formations, and care level. Sunset Montipora are fast growing and encrusting. These corals often form large colonies quickly in an sps aquarium due to their fast growth rates. We recommend you give them plenty of space as they will be aggressive towards their neighbours. 

Corals of the genus Montipora come in a vast variety of forms and colors. They are moderately difficult to maintain and should be housed in a mature reef aquarium. They require medium to high lighting combined with a medium to high 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.

As with all SPS corals our recommendation is to focus on keeping Alkalinity stable. Many people struggle to keep healthy SPS as they aren’t paying enough attention to their alkalinity, or they are trying to hit a specific dKH. We are less focused on the dKH of the water and more interested in making sure that it hasn’t changed since yesterday. When trying to lower or raise the dKH of our systems we always aim to do it as slowly as possible.

 Difficulty  Easy
 Lighting  Medium-High
 Water Flow  High
 Temperament  Aggressive
 Placement  Mid-High