Auctioned Edition
Deep Water Brain

Retired May 2009 !

Deepwater Brain Reeffarmers Seed Colony Image. Circular corallites have thick orange ridges.
Rows of Bright Lime Green Pigment Spots Radiate Outward from the Corallite Center.
Corallite Center has Deep Blue/Purple Pigments.
Image Copyright © 2006 by Reeffarmers All Rights Reserved.

This is a very unique and somewhat difficult coral to identify. We currently think it is perhaps a Montastrea or Favia species coral. The corallites are very large with thick ridges that can develop a base orange pigmentation. Corallite centers contain a large circular inner area that develops a deep dark bluish pigmentation. Along the thick ridge there are spots of lime green pigmentation that radiate outward in rows. The growth edge of the coral colony can also form a solid lime green edge pigmentation. Reeffarmers acquired our farming seed section of this coral from Clint and Krista Conway with Diamonds in the Reef. They acquired the coral from the online coral retailer Reefermadness. Chris Turnier with Reefermadness personnally collected this coral from a Fijian Reef at a depth of 120 feet. That is why the coral is called 'Deepwater' Brain. We have been exposing the coral to brighter light levels and that has promoted the development of more intense pigmentation. We think the coral will eventually become even more pigmented then shown in the above image. In Steve's captive reef the coral is positoned to recieve moderate light under a 400 watt 20,000 K Radium Metal Halide. Please note - This coral was retired in May 2009 due to the loss of the seed as well as its slow growth rate and lack of demand.

Deepwater Brain Year 2009 Quarterly Auctioned Edition Schedule

Seventh Edition Auctioned for $58.00 through CFM Auctions

Deepwater Brain Year 2006 Quarterly Auctioned Edition Schedule

First Edition Auctioned at 2006 SW-CFM
Second Edition No bids. Sold outside Auction for $135 list.
Third Edition Auctioned at 2006 Bay Area Coral Farmers Market June 25th
Fourth Edition Auctioned for $90.00 through CFM Auctions

Deepwater Brain Year 2007 Quarterly Auctioned Edition Schedule

Fifth Edition Auctioned through CFM Auctions

Deepwater Brain Year 2008 Quarterly Auctioned Edition Schedule

Sixth Edition Sold at DA-CFM Event

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