Montipora capricornis are a thin plating species of Montipora. This coral usually needs to encrust a solid base on the rockwork before it starts to plate, The strain of Purple Montipora Capricornis we grow at New Dawn Aquaculture has dark purple polyps with light purple skin. Capricornis are a fast growing, encrusting, and plating coral that will eventually form a large spiral vase shading the area below it.
While there are many plating species of Montipora such as M. foliosa, M. friabilis, M. delicatula, etc… Most are called M. capricornis by hobbyists due to the challenges in proper identification. 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.
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