Limited Edition - Montipora aquituberculata
Jason Day Scrolling Montipora
Retired December 2003 !
Jason Day Scrolling Montipora aquituberculata Colony
This plating Montipora species has grown within captivity into nicely
shaped scrolls. Its unique coloration is relatively easy to keep. The
coral has a violet or purple bluish overall color. Polyps are colored
dark purple. Jason Day of San Diego purchased this imported coral
from Dynamic Ecomorphology in 2001. When bluish or purpleish
capricornis-like plating Montiporas are imported, many of them
quickly turn brown and lose their coloration. Jason was not only able
to keep the corals original coloration, but the coral grew into multiple
scrolls. Jason placed the coral along the bottom of his reef, which is
illuminated with a 400 watt and 250 watt metal halide. Identifying the
speciation of the coral has been somewhat difficult. It is either a true
Montipora capricornis or a Montipora aquituberculata. Because the
papillae on the surface of Jason's coral have formed hoods over the
corallites, I personally believe this is a Montipora aquituberculata.
Along the edge of Jasons coral the coral appears to be developing
nodules or tube-like growths. The coral appears more brightly colored
under brighter lighting (250 to 400 watt halides). This coral is currently
being farmed by Steve Tyree and Jason Day. Steve has a parent colony
located within one of his 125 gallon naturally filtered Tri-Zonal EG reefs.
Fragments consist of small sections of scrolling corals attached to
small rocks. This particular growth morph is moderately difficult to keep
and it is sensitive to being mounted with epoxy. ReefFarmers.com is
allowed to distribute 1 farmed fragment of this coral per month. Price
is currently $65 per medium sized fragment. The monthly limited
edition reservation schedule can be found below.
Jason Day Scrolling Montipora aquituberculata Fragment
CORAL RETIRED December 2003. Reeffarmers.com decided to retire
the Limited Edition coral Montipora aquituberculata Jason Day at the end of 2003.
This was done for a variety of reasons. The demand for this specific coral
was not incredibly strong. This was probably due to the coral becoming relatively
wide spread within the reef community. It was also difficult at times to maintain
the purple blue coloration within certain aquarists reef. This coral needed very intense
lighting to develop its best pigmentation. We distrubuted at least 7 fragments
of the coral and the previous Limited Edition shipping history is listed below.
If anyone who recieved a Limted Edition fragment of this coral wants to futhur
distribute this interesting coral, please send us your email or web site link.
We will add the email or web link to the Limited Edition History listed below.
Reeffarmers.com will not be growing any fragments of this coral starting in
January 2004. Reeffarmers.com does not have any plans to reinstate the
Limited Edition distribution of this coral in the future.
Jason Day Scrolling Montipora aquituberculata Year 2003 Monthly Limited Edition Schedule