|Name: Sunset Digitata|
|Coloration: Green and Orange|
|Care Level: Moderate|
|Placement: Medium to High|
|Water Flow: Moderate to High|
|Specific Gravity: 1.023-1.026|
|Supplements: Calcium, alkalinity booster, Magnesium|
|Polyp Size: SPS|
Montipora digitata is a fast growing, hardy, and relatively easy to care for variety of hard coral. For hobbyists who do not have much or any experience with SPS corals and are looking to try them out, this is a great type of species to start with. To do their best Digitata require medium to high light and flow levels and will enjoy the occasional addition of a phytoplankton or other similar sized foods made for SPS type corals.
Like other Montipora, Montipora Digitata will incrust over rocks but differs in the way they grow branches much like Acropora species. Digitata can be easily differentiated from Acropora by its smooth polyp covered branches that have small finger or “digit” like bumps at the end of the branches where new growth occurs.