Montipora Capricornis (yellow)

I received this piece as a leftover frag. I mounted it in a vertical position, and it began to form a whorl. Unfortunately, some nearby star polyps began encrouching, and killed off a portion of the frag.

September 29, 2003

Initial planting of the coral fragment with epoxy putty.

June 10, 2004

Notice how the star polyps have killed off the left portion of the frag.

February 27, 2005

The coral has now flattened out and is starting to take on the characteristic funnel shape.