yell tort
Growing a coral from a seed fragment to a colony brings a sense of achievement.  Instant gratification does not provide the same sense of accomplishment, however I see many new aquarists go this route.  A captive grown animal that has realized all of its growth and mass in ones care lends to this feeling of achievement.  A colony from the wild can be placed in the system without these factors involved, but the joy of growing a coral from seed fragments will not be known.  This coral was grown from a small fragment over several years and the rewards are many.  The color and resilience of this specimen are quite evident but the pride in growing it can be hard to visualize and explain.  This coral is believed to be an Acropora florida  and is commonly named Yellow Tort.

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