We typically like to focus on rare and beautiful aquarium livestock when we post the AquaNerd Picture of the Week, but this time we wanted to do something just a little different. The focus of this week’s photo is an orange Montipora coral that obviously started out as a small frag and has since grown out, taking on a very unnatural appearance as it grew to the shape of the square frag plug. Most of the corals that are grown out from frags take on this appearance, and it’s very unsightly in our opinions. To avoid these shapes we suggest that you use more natural looking frag plugs, such as a piece of live rock rubble or an artificial plug that is designed to blend in with your reef.
Picture of the Week, Orange Montipora on Frag Plug0