By Bob Goemans
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Montipora digitata

(Dana, 1846)

Velvet Finger Montipora

Likely Reef Tank Suitable

Range: Indo-Pacific Ocean including the Great Barrier Reef

Natural Environment: Shallow reefs

General Husbandry: Has a temperature range of 74 to 83°F (23 - 28°C) and has green, purple, or yellow forms. An upward branching coral and my favorite among this genus. Found in shallow reef environments in many colors, e.g., pink, and blue in more shallow specimens, and cream and brown in slightly deeper specimens. Requires strong lighting and fairly good water movement to maintain its colors.

 Montipora digitata (Velvet Finger Montipora)
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