Orange Setosa Frag - Montipora setosa (ORA)
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Montipora setosa is a very rare Montipora species. Collection of this coral is actually restricted in the wild, so colonies available in the aquarium trade are typically aquacultured and are most often small frags like this one. The frags available here are bright orange in color and are mounted on an artificial base.
Montipora digitata has a branching growth habit, as opposed to capricornis that grows in a plate shape. Digitata is most commonly brown or green, but purple, pink, blue red and orange variants are becoming increasingly available.
Montipora corals are found in many types of reef environments. They can form branchy colonies in deeper waters or flat encrusting plates in shallow, high energy environments. Many colors can also be found in this huge family. As home propagation becomes more popular, exotic color combinations are making their way into the trade alongside solid purple, green, brown, yellow and red colonies.
Since montipora is found in many different environments, its needs vary between colonies. Generally speaking, they tend to prefer high lighting and water movement, especially vividly colored colonies. They will tolerate lower lighting, but tend to become more brown or dark green in color.
ORA Frags are propagated by Oceans, Reefs & Aquariums, the largest marine ornamental fish hatchery in the world. They continuously develop new frags and many are available in very limited quantities. We are proud to offer ORA's corals as part of our coral frag collection.
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|Common Name||Orange Setosa Frag (ORA)|
|Scientific Name||Montipora setosa|
|Water Hardness||8-12 dKH|
|Specific Gravity Range||1.022-1.26|
|Water Movement||Moderate to High|
|Difficulty||Moderate to High|
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