Similar Species: Similar to Montipora stellata which is distinguished underwater by having larger branches, coarser corallites and the presence of basal laminae.
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Montipora carinatais commonly referred to as Stony Coral. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not for beginners. A aquarium size of at least 200 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
The offspring of Montipora carinata are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Montipora carinata, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Montipora carinata, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.