Picture of the Week, Green Montipora digitata


Green Montipora digitata

This week’s AquaNerd POTW is actually a blast from the past. It’s a Montipora digitata, and it comes to us from all the way back in my college days. This coral was extremely hardy and grew like a weed. It didn’t matter what lighting it was under or what water quality is was exposed to…it just grew and grew. The branches grew in every which direction, often blunt at the tips. Sometimes, tips would even converge to reform a branch that had previously split. For those reasons, this coral was popular among local hobbyists and was a great beginner piece for those just dipping their toes in the coral realm of the hobby.


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