Elkhorn Montipora Stellata
The Elkhorn Montipora Stellata is a branching montipora species which has an interesting growth pattern.
It is an SPS coral (small polyp stony) with very brittle branches, which can easily break.
They are however a faster-growing SPS, so before long a frag will turn into a full colony under the right conditions.
This coral needs good lighting and moderate flow to maintain optimum health.
It has been growing in my tank since November 2016 and during this time its been grown under both T5's and LED's.
Under each of these, it has flourished with both rapid growth and good colouration.
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 however it will feed on micro-plankton and very fine coral foods.
This SPS coral requires good reef conditions to show it`s full potential.
Care Level - Moderate
Flow - Medium to Strong
Lighting - High
Temperament - Peaceful
Frags of this coral are 1.5 inches and are glued to a frag
Due to variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image provided.