Montipora Confusa
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Montipora Confusa, Aquacultured

Picture of Aquaculured Montipora Confusa
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Approximate Purchase Size:1" to 2" of actual coral on a base of roughly 2".


Description: The Montipora Confusa is a beautiful purple color with green highlights. It has horizontal plating and very pronounced ridges covering its undulating surface. The purple and green coloration is interrupted between the ridges by small brown polyps while the plate edge and new growth are intense purple in color. Occasionally this coral grows thick, columnar upright branches, though we have yet to figure out what environment is most conducive to this growth form. This is a relatively slow growing coral that achieves best coloration under strong lighting conditions though it is always best to gradually acclimate corals to a different lighting intensity.

Difficulty Moderate

Aggressiveness Peaceful

Water-flow This coral requires moderate to high water flow

Lighting This coral requires moderate lighting (PAR 200-300) (at least 3 watts per gallon), to maintain its color. T5's, Metal Halides, or LED's can all grow sps when the proper levels are provided. We recommend a 14-20K color spectrum for best coloration.

Placement .Place this one on an exposed area of rock or ledge in the aquarium where it will receive direct flow and light.

Diet and Feeding This coral is photosynthetic. Meaning a good portion of its nutrition comes from the algae zooxanthellae, through the light they receive. We recommend additional feeding weekly for faster growth. Feed a micro-plankton reef aquarium food designed for filter feeding invertebrates. Target feeding gets the corals fed using less food while keeping your nitrates and phosphates lower.




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