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 aquacultured Periwinkle Plating is a peaceful Montipora with a calming coloration. Its plating body has beautiful periwinkle, blue-violet polyps.
CARE LEVEL: Beginner/Intermediate
LIGHTING: High Light
WATERFLOW: Medium Flow
TANK POSITION: Mid to Top of Tank