Peace Coral Rarefrags Parent Colony Image. The coral has pink/red
corallites and a green body. This basic coloration pattern is the opposite of the War coral which has a red body with green corallites.
This encrusting massive brain type coral has an incredible pigmentation pattern. The corallite
centers are solid pink/red. This pink/red pigment radiates outward to the edge of the corallite
which is bright green colored. In a basic sense this is the opposite pigmentation pattern that
occurs in the Reeffarmers Auctioned Edition War Coral. That coral is a Favites pentagona that
has a red body with bright green centers. The Peace Coral was found and named by Matt Juner
of ReefReady.net and
Mike Obrien of Rarefrags.com . They believe that the Peace
Coral may also be a Favites pentagona.
The coral was initially found at an online vendors web site. It was very unusual but not very
colorful initially. The coral developed its current incredible color in Mike and Matt's tank.
In the closeup image below there are some faint stripping pigmentation patterns. In some areas
blue pigments can develop more fully on the main body. This coral has all kinds of incredible
pigment development possibilities Steve Tyree is maintaining a seed farming section of the Peace
Coral for Reeffarmers.com in one of his 125 gallon naturally filtered
Tri-Zonal Reef Aquarium. In Steve's captive reef the coral is positoned to recieve weak to
moderate light under a 400 watt 20,000 K Radium Metal Halide. Please note this coral was retired on
December 2008 due to the loss of the seed.
Peace Coral Reeffarmers Seed Fragment Corallite Closeup. Note the
stripping that can occur. There are also blue pigments present.