Dragon Rider Montipora
Dragon Rider Montipora
Dragon Rider Montipora

Dragon Rider Montipora

Regular price £50

The Prestige Reef Dragon Rider is one of the rarer montipora species available.

It is a type of montipora palawanensis, and I've noticed that its coloration changes significantly based upon how much light it is getting. 

This coral is one of my more prized species and so far I've only grown it under LED's since 2014.

Like most palawenesis, their growth is reasonably slow in comparison to other montipora species. 

It is an SPS coral (small polyp stony) that encrusts onto the rock work and has a subtle contrast of the vibrant gold base with dark blue polyps.

Please be advised that this coral can take a while to colour up after shipping

This coral needs good lighting, and high flow is very important to maintain optimum health, as the flow will keep detritus from settling on them.

In addition to this, it will also require the correct levels of Calcium, Alkalinity, and Magnesium along with various other trace elements found in natural seawater.

Additional feeding isn't required to maintain its health, as they get the majority of their food from photosynthesis.

They will feed on micro-plankton and very fine coral foods.

Be sure to keep an eye on your nutrient levels though, as excessive nutrients can cause it to lose colouration. 


Care Level - High

Flow - Strong & intermittent

Lighting - High

Temperament - Peaceful 


Frags of this coral are 1cm+ and are glued to frag plugs

Due to variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image provided.

Dragon Rider Montipora