Montipora stellata – Tubs Stellata Frag – WYSIWYG 2

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This is a frag of M. stellata in a color variant commonly referred to as ‘Tubs Stellata’.  This is a highly sought after coral due to its unique color and growth form.
The base color is a light to dark purple/blue with large bright green polyps which are extended during the day.  The coral requires moderately strong to strong lighting to maintain its purple/blue color.  Under very strong lighting, the color will deepen to a dark purple and lighten under lower light levels.
Growth form is upwards random branching.

   AIMS Coral Database Fact Sheet


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Product Description

Category:  SPS (Small Polyp Stony)
Common Name:
 Tubs Stellata Monti

Scientific Name:  Montipora stellata
Specimen Size:  Medium frag approximately 1″ across
Origination: UC aquacultured frag
Entry Updated:  3/5/2017


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:  Moderate bright lighting 10 hrs/day using ReefCorner Captive Reef LED Lighting
PAR:  200-250 PAR measured at coral
Water Flow: Moderate alternating flow
Food: Feeding system small 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 moderate to bright lighting.
Water flow: Moderate to moderately strong alternating current.
Placement: On rock work low to middle level in the tank depending on lighting.
Aggressiveness: Low. Has short polyp reach.
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