General information – The Montipora capricornis is one the most sought after corals in the trade.
This sps coral has a maroonish base with purple polyps. The Montipora capricornis is a
moderately fast grower.
It tends to vary its growth rate depending on the individual's tank.
It does not scroll like other montiporas.
Common Name - Cup Montipora, Vase Coral, Montipora capriconis
Scientific Name - Montipora capricornis
Family - Acroporidae
Origin - Pacific Ocean
Nutrition - No supplemental conditions required but good water
chemistry is a must
Maintenance and care - To maintain the color and health of Montipora it is imperative to maintain
absolutely perfect water quality in an established reef aquarium, high pH, calcium and alkalinity levels,
and maintain extremely low phosphate and nitrate levels.
Lighting- Moderate to high. Metal halide is suggested, but these corals are tolerant of a wide range of l
ighting conditions. Actinic lighting or metal halide lighting heavy in the blue spectrum will
enhance their color.
Water Flow- Water flow requirements are moderate to high