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Montipora sp., Micronesian Melonberry, ORA (Montipora sp.)

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Description

Montipora, from the Acroporidae family, are the second-largest genus of corals with over 200 species. They are a small polyped stony coral with uniquely tiny polyps and corallites that give many of them a fuzzy, velvety look. Montipora coral’s hardiness makes it the best SPS coral for beginners and experienced reef keepers alike.  Although hardy in some ways, Montipora are usually mild mannered and if they are crowded by other corals or algae they will be on the losing end, so be sure to give them space!

ORA's "Micronesian Melonberry" Monti comes from their sustainable Marshall Islands Mariculture Farm.  This Montipora specimen has a lemon yellow background with bright lavender purple polyps. Growing outward in thick horizontal plates, this Monti is great for beginners!

CARE LEVEL: Beginner/Intermediate

AGGRESSIVENESS: Passive

LIGHTING: High Light

WATERFLOW: Medium Flow

TANK POSITION: Mid to Top of Tank

Type: Montipora    

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