Month cap showing tiny spots. Bleaching?

fishmonkey

Community Member
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Feb 4, 2021
Messages
40
Reaction score
8
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Los Angeles
So I noticed my monti cap is staring to show tiny white spots on the tips of the rough ridgy parts of the coral. Is this normal or bleaching?
AC34472F-AE44-4540-95ED-335338F8AB97.jpeg
the photo doesn’t really show the extent of what I started to see about a week ago and I assume is slowly getting worse. Basically all the bumpy parts are slowing starting turning white at the tips.
690B6660-28ED-420C-9F26-748AB1539C93.jpeg
alk 9.5
cal 450
mag 1350
salinity 1.025
nitrate 2
8 months old 40g breeder
 
Last edited:
AquaCave Logo Banner
OP
fishmonkey

fishmonkey

Community Member
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Feb 4, 2021
Messages
40
Reaction score
8
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Los Angeles
If it used to be darker it could be getting too much light. Also do you know what your phosphates are?
I don’t check phosphate very often because it’s a pain but I will tomorrow. I assume because my nitrates are low phos would be low too but I’m honestly not sure.
 
Fritz

LordofCinder

Well-Known Member
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Feb 14, 2021
Messages
991
Reaction score
1,173
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Toronto
its not too much light, they can take very high light, mine is just a few inches under MH lights. They do grow upwards, they create shelves and layers. My lights are off now so I cant show you mine, but if you google images of "leaf montipora", you will see what I mean.

I dont see what you see in the picture, it doesnt look like its bleaching to me. I think its fine
 

Have you ever torn down a tank over an issue you couldn't seem to beat?

  • Yes! I have. (Tell us about what issue you faced in the thread.)

    Votes: 176 24.2%
  • No. Thankfully, I haven't.

    Votes: 376 51.7%
  • Nope, but it almost happened. (Share your experience in the thread.)

    Votes: 53 7.3%
  • Not yet, but I'm almost there. (Tell us what you're dealing with.)

    Votes: 61 8.4%
  • If you reef long enough, this will eventually happen to you.

    Votes: 47 6.5%
  • Other

    Votes: 14 1.9%
Reef Brite the professionals choice
Top