Limited Edition
Fire and Ice Favia
Favia sp.

Fire and Ice Favia YourReef seed colony. This Favia is one of the most colorful Favia corals we have seen in captivity.
It also contains a lot of blue pigments which are kinda rare in Favia corals. Along with the blue,
there are also areas with red pigments. This Favia also appears to be more then just a Red and Blue Favia,
as the pigmentation develops patterns within the corallite inner areas.
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We first saw the Fire and Ice Favia at the Reef Shop Atlantis Aquarium located in the Bay Area of California. That was during the spring/summer of 2008. This primarily blue pigmented Favia was a very slow grower for Atlantis at that time and it was impossible to get a fragment. Reeffarmers recently acquired a seed section of the Fire and Ice Favia from the retail shop YourReef located in Sacramento California. John at YourReef acquired his fragments of the coral from Mingwei at Atlantis Aquarium. John ended up exposing the Favia to moderate light and he was able to achieve a decent growth rate.

Corallite ridges of this Favia can develop a bright blue pigmentation. The inner corallite areas are ringed with red pigments. Inside this Ring there is an inner bright blue area. The mouths of the corallites are colored bright red. These color pigments explain the corals name of Fire and Ice, which was coined by Mingwei. There are patterns that also develop inside the corallite areas and the coral may develop some additional pigmentation in captivity.

Steve Tyree is maintaining a seed section of the Fire and Ice Favia for in a 125 gallon naturally filtered Tri-Zonal Reef Aquarium. In Steve's captive reef the coral is positioned to receive moderate light under a 400 watt 20,000 K Radium Metal Halide. It appears that this coral will develop its best growth and coloration under moderate lighting. The price is $100.00 per small fragment consisting of a single corallite.

Please note Reeffarmers is no longer taking new reservations for new corals. The current economic conditions are not supportive for reservations that extend for a few years into the future. After this first edition is distributed, we will sell future captive produced fragments on either our Buy It Now page or via another silent auction. We will still list exotic corals as Limited Editions and will continue to build web pages for them.

Fire and Ice Favia Year 2009 Old Auctioned Edition Schedule

First Edition Auction for $100.00 through CFM Auctions
Second Edition Auction for $80.00 through CFM Auctions
Third Edition Auction through CFM Auctions Starts in October 2009

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