Hawaiian Punch Reeffarmers Seed Colony. The Hawaiian Punch
Montipora has a very colorful appearence with its bright red orange polyps and lime green surface.
The polyp density is very high and polyps extend during the daylight photoperiod. Note how the fine
surface texture is very rough. The Auctioned Edition Fire Engine Montipora has a very smooth
The Hawaiian Punch Montipora has bright red orange polyps that extend during the day. These polyps
are very dramatic and the density of the polyps is quite high. Combined with these red orange polyps
the surface of the coral can also develop a bright lime green coloration. This is a massive and
encrusting Montipora species. This amazing Montipora is actually similar to a couple of other
Montipora corals that are currently being distributed. It is similar to the Reeffarmers Auctioned
Edition Fire Engine Montipora which has a smooth surface structure without corallite ridges or bumps.
The Hawaiian Punch Montipora has a rough surface texture and contains ridges or bumps around the
corallites. The colors of this Montipora are also similar to the Reverse Sunset Montipora coral which
is being distributed online. This coral is a seperate coral morph. Reeffarmers received our seed fragment
from Jose Casas (firstname.lastname@example.org). Jose called this coral the Hawaiian Punch based on the coloration
of the polyps and surface.
Steve Tyree is maintaining a seed section of this coral for Reeffarmers.com in a 125 gallon
naturally filtered TriZonal system. This system is naturally filtered with a cryptic zone,
filter feeder zone and reef flat exposed zone.
In Steve's captive reef the coral is positioned 24 inches away from a 400 watt 20,000 K Radium
metal halide. The coral appears to develop its best combination of colors when exposed to weak to moderate
light levels. This helps to maintain the lime green surface coloration, which can bleach out under strong
light levels. Please note - Reeffarmers retired this coral in August 2010. We had difficulty
with long term bleaching problems.
Hawaiian Punch Reeffarmers Polyp Closeup. Polyps are solid red
orange. Note how the corallites have raised ridges or bumps. This gives the surface of the coral a
very raspy appearence. In the upper right the blue leading growth edge of the coral can be seen.