Auctioned Edition
Martian Moon Favites
Favites pentagona

Retired August 2010 !

Favites pentagona Martian Moon Original FraggleReef Parent Colony. This Pentagona
War and Peace Favites coral develops a solid bright green pigmentation on ridges and
on inner corallite slopes. The very center of the corallite has a deep purple pigmentation.
This is a very exotic and unique pigmentation pattern for the Favites pentagona coral.
Image Copyright © 2007 by Miguel of FraggleReef All Rights Reserved.

This Martian Moon Favites pentagona develops a solid bright medium green pigmentation across its main surface. When the corals tissue is full expanded (see above image) the solid green coloration occurs on ridges and outer regions of depressed corallites. This bright green main coloration contrasts sharply with the dark purple pigmentation found within the center of corallites. When the corals tissue is partially retracted (see below image) the top ridges inbetween corallites can devleop a more yellowish brown color. This is believed to be another Favites pentagona coral which fragments well and can develop moderate growth rates in captivity. This is the same Favites species as the War Coral and the Peace coral. We do not know if the polyps of the Martian Moon will extend and take food as well as the War Coral polyp tentacles. The Martian Moon Favites pentagona was originally acquired by Miguel of FraggleReef. The name of the coral was developed by Miguel's girlfriend. The corallites of this coral remind her of the eyes of martian aliens found within old classic science fiction movies. Miguel states that the best color for this coral develops under medium to strong blue light. A distance of 14 to 16 inches from a 400 watt 20 K works best. The coral will also grow faster with weekly feedings of meaty foods. Steve Tyree is maintaining a seed section of the Martian Moon coral for in one of his 125 gallon naturally filtered Tri-Zonal Reef Aquarium. In Steve's captive reef the coral is positioned to receive low to moderate light under a 400 watt 14,000 K Metal Halide. Please note - On August 2010 Reeffarmers retired this coral due to a loss of its seed.

Martian Moon Favites pentagona seed colony maintained by Reeffarmers.
Note that in the purple corallite centers there are 6 bumps of color dots.
Those are polyp tentacles and they may have some interesting pigments
themselves, but we have not seen them extend yet.
Image Copyright © 2007 by Reeffarmers All Rights Reserved.

Martian Moon Favites pentagona Year 2008 Old Auctioned Edition Schedule

Fourth Edition Auctioned for $65 through CFM Auctions
Fifth Edition Auctioned through CFM Auctions Runs December 31st to January 5th

Martian Moon Favites pentagona Year 2007 Old Auctioned Edition Schedule

First Edition Auctioned for $140.00
Second Edition Auctioned for $80.00 through CFM Auctions
Third Edition Auction Sold for $65.00 through CFM Auctions

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