Orange Montipora Capricornis

This particular coral has proven to be hardy and fast growing. I purchased this coral in the summer of 2002, and it has since taken over my tank. I had to frag the coral considerably in 2004 because I couldn't clean the display panel without damaging it. I suppose that as far as tank problems go, this is a good one to have.

December 25, 2002

Approximately four inches in diameter.

As you can see, the coral was recently epoxied to the live rock.

September 26, 2003

Approximately eight inches in diameter

This picture was taken four months after the coral was relocated to my 180 gallon tank.

September 25, 2004

Approximately fourteen inches in diameter

The same coral almost two years later.
This picture was taken after I fragged of about 20% of the outer leaves.