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Montipora capricornus -UC Red "Monti Cap" 1.25"-1.5" Stock Frag

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Montipora capricornus - UC Red "Monti Cap" -Stock Frag-  If you had to pick a “Most Popular” award for a coral, the “Monti Cap” would likely win! Arguably the easiest to care for and most iconic of its genus, this species is a “standard” in the hobby. The “Cap” has a characteristic swirling, plating morphology with beautiful tiered structure. the leading edges are often sharply contrasting in color to the rest of the colony. A common coral in nature, found mainly in lagoons. A very peaceful coral that can be easily damaged by more aggressive neighbors,so keep this in mind when placing the coral.

 Our morph is a beautiful fast growing red variety, from maricultured broodstock. It is one of those species that will “tell you” if it’s not happy with the water conditions in your system, particularly alkalinity. Our experience has this species being extremely hardy but more sensitive to rapid fluctuations in phosphate levels than other “SPS” corals. It requires sufficient calcium and alkalinity in order to grow and maintain its best colors. We’ve seen nice results since we’ve begun dosing Triton “Base Elementz” balanced ionic solutions into our system. The coral seems to respond very well to the regular replenishment of macro and trace elements.  If conditions are to its liking, this coral will grow into a magnificent show specimen with whirling plates so typical of beautiful established reef aquariums.  


CARE LEVEL:  Intermediate


PLACEMENT: On Rockwork or Rubble

WATER MOVEMENT: Moderate-Strong

LIGHTING:  Moderate-Bright

HUSBANDRY NOTES: We keep this Montipora about 16" under 20k 400 watt Radium metal halide lights. Although it does well under intense light, it should be adapted to new lighting carefully. We feed them several times a week with oyster eggs and other meaty, marine-based foods. 

NOTE: You will be purchasing a coral similar to the one in the photo. Because we spend less time photographing and uploading "stock" items, we pass the savings on to you! If they are on the site, they're always ready to ship!

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Although many “Small Polyped Stony” (“SPS”) corals are easy to keep, they require stable environmental parameters and excellent water quality.We illuminate our “SPS” corals with 400- watt 20,000k metal halides on light movers.


We offer “SPS” corals in a variety of sizes, ranging from small “frags” to colonies. All frags are healed and encrusted before they are shipped to you.


At unique, our “SPS” corals have been either captive propagated, maricultured, or sustainably collected, so you can feel as good about purchasing them as we do offering them to you.


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