This coral has been difficult to identify but we believe it to be M. friabilis. It grows in a plating form, the surface has no papillae or tuberculae present but is covered in densely packed polyps that are extended during the day. Under high light intensity these polyps are bright blue in colour, giving the whole colony a blue colouration.
Light intensities of 400 micro mols (PAR) or more are needed to keep the polyps blue (easily attainable under todays LED lights).
Frags are around 4cm diameter.
- Light intensity:
- Water movement:
- Moderate – high