This unique Montipora develops a neon green base with purple/maroon polyps. Neon Spongodes is a Montipora with unusual growth formations,a neon green base with purple/maroon polyps. The corals plate-like bases encrust upwards and outwards to grow both plates and branches. Under strong lighting, new growth on the Spongodes coral often turn a vibrant purple.
This coral requires moderate to high water flow
This coral requires moderate to bright lighting (PAR 300-450) to maintain its bright colors. T5's, Metal Halides, or LED's can all grow sps when the proper PAR levels are provided. We recommend a 14-20K color spectrum for best coloration.
.Place this one on an exposed rock or ledge in the aquarium where it will receive direct flow and light. Montipora Digitata will encrust the rock and grow beautiful branched colonies.
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 they be fed weekly any good micro-plankton or foods designed for filter feeding corals and invertebrates. Target feeding gets the corals fed using less food while keeping your nitrates and phosphates lower.