Montipora digitata – Neon Pink Frag – WYSIWYG 1

SKU: Montipora digitata - Neon Pink Frag - WYSIWYG 1. Categories: , .
This is a frag of M. digitata .   The base color is pink with bright pink polyps extended during the day giving it a fuzzy appearance. Most digitata have a white skeleton color, but this one is solid pink.  Color will depend on the intensity of lighting.  Strong lighting, low nutrients will give a brighter lighter pink color while lower lighting, more nutrients will give a darker, more orange/pink color as shown in the picture of the parent colony.
This is the brightest colored of the M. digitata that we have.  It glows a neon pink under blue lighting.
Growth form is random upwards branching.  This is an easy to keep SPS coral, fast growing and a good choice for the beginning SPS hobbyist .

   AIMS Coral Database Fact Sheet

$22.00

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Product Description

Category:  SPS (Small Polyp Stony)
Common Name:
 Neon pink digitata

Scientific Name:  Montipora digitata
Specimen Size: Large frag approximately 1.75″ tall
Origination: RC aquacultured frag
Entry Updated:  2/20/2017

 OVERVIEW

Montipora corals are similar to acropora in their care requirements, but are generally more tolerant of or may require less light intensity and lower water flow than their acropora counterparts.

Most require moderately strong to strong lighting which can be achieved with T-5, LED or Metal Halide lighting.

Water flow must be moderate to fairly strong depending on the species.

As with all stony corals; calcium, alkalinity and magnesium levels should be monitored and maintained at proper levels for the long-term health of this specimen. In addition, nitrates and phosphates should be kept low to optimize coloration of the coral.

Montipora corals generally do best in tanks that house primarily SPS and LPS corals. They do not do well with toxins that can be released by many soft corals, therefore the number of soft corals kept in SPS tanks should be kept fairly low.

Montipora corals can subsist on adequate lighting, water motion and good water chemistry alone if they are housed in a tank with a fair number of well fed fish, but they can also benefit from occasional feedings of small zooplankton foods. At RC, we do twice weekly feedings consisting of a mix of oyster eggs, Reef-Roids, Reef Chili, frozen Cyclopeeze and live newly hatched brine shrimp.
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Photo Notes We want you to be happy with the coral that you receive and we take pride in the corals that we offer.  To provide true representation of the color and health for our WYSIWYG corals, they are photographed and white balanced under the ReefCorner LED lighting at approximately a 10K to 14K white point to best show the actual color of the coral. The coloration may vary when viewed under different lighting.  The grid the coral is typically photographed on is approximately 0.6" per square to give you a size reference.
Naming Notes We identify the scientific name when we are able to with some degree of accuracy. You will notice that we don’t give our corals cool names like “AWESOME ULTRA SUPER METALLIC NEON RED AND SCREAMING LIME GREEN ULTRA ULTRA COLORED AUSSIE” unless it is a name in common usage in the hobby that helps to identify the coral. We let our pictures do the talking and you can be the judge of whether our corals are awesome or not.

 

Quick Care Notes

ReefCorner Living Conditions for this specimen:

Lighting:  Moderately strong lighting 10 hrs/day using ReefCorner Captive Reef LED Lighting
PAR:  250-300 PAR measured at coral
Water Flow: Moderately strong alternating flow
Food: Feeding system filter feeder foods 1-2 times weekly
Temperature: 77 - 80
Specific Gravity:  1.025 - 1.026
Alkalinity: 9-10 dKH
Calcium:  450-460ppm
Magnesium: 1320-1400ppm
pH: 8.15 - 8.35
Nitrates, Phosphates, Silicates = 0


General Care Requirements:

Care Level: Easy for SPS experienced hobbyists.
Lighting:  Requires moderately strong to strong lighting.
Water flow: Moderate to moderately strong alternating current.
Placement: On rock work middle to upper level in the tank
Aggressiveness: Low. Has short polyp reach but will grow fairly rapidly and need room for growth.
Water Parameters:  Stony corals require that water quality is kept high and the following parameters are monitored and maintained to within the tolerable bounds:
Temperature: 76-82
Specific Gravity: 1.024 - 1.026
Alkalinity: 8dKH - 12dKH
Calcium: 400ppm or above
Magnesium: 1250ppm or above
pH: 8.0 - 8.4
Nitrates: <5ppm


For more care information, go to our Reef Database Entry