|This is a beautiful fast-growing Montipora that readily forms extra plates. This colony started as a small fragment approximately 1 inch square that was glued edgewise on a small piece of live rock.
I have been watching Montipora and I have noticed that there are two separate types of polyps on these plating corals. The polyps on the top of the plates often are formed in surface structure called tuberculae and papillae. Often the polyps on the bottom surface of the plate are larger and they are not formed around structure. We of noticed that when these two types of if polyps grow together they often form a new plate.
This growth strategy can be used to force new plate development. We often cut small fragments, and then we mount them on their sides so both forms of polyps start to grow. We have found that each plate can grow as fast as the original plate, so you can see why forcing plate development is important to production.
FOR THE LAST 5 YEARS WE HAVE WORKED VERY HARD TO PURCHASE, TRADE, AND SAVE AS MANY TYPES OF CORALS AS WE CAN.
We are having a special on all of the coral cuttings. WHEN YOU PURCHASE 5 AT THE REGULAR PRICE OF $100 WE WILL GIVE YOU TWO FREE CORALS!. We will continue to provide the most current data on reef farming for both education and profit.
Sometimes I forget how fun it can be to watch the Reef Janitorstm as they go about their duties. It is important to have the mixture of crabs and snails custom picked for your reef aquarium. Both Leonel and Brian are experts in algae control. You can be sure that they will choose the right mixture from GARF's extensive collection of algae eaters.
The GARF staff knows that each aquarium is different and they will ask about the size, lighting, and age of your reef. Summer is the most important time to add extra janitorstm because there is more light and the reef will be a bit warmer. When you order any Reef Janitor pactm you can pick a free coral or two pounds of GARF's FAMOUS GRUNGE LIVE SAND ACTIVATOR Reef Janitors tm or call toll free 800-600-6163.
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|Many of the rare corals are offered to our members for 2 years before they are put on sale. We will soon have an E-mail list that will list the rarest color forms of sps corals and soft corals such as Xenia and Mushrooms.|