Exclusive Edition
AA Rainbow Mango Acro
An Atlanta Aquarium Original
Established April 22nd 2016

Exclusive Edition AA Rainbow Mango Acro Actual First Edition Imaged Under 20,000 K Metal Halide.
An Absolutely Incredible Coral Creation from Rit at the Atlanta Aquarium.
This Acropora was originally imported as a small incidental hitchiker on a live reef rock.
Over the years the AA Rainbow Mango grew and developed some amazing pigment properties.
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The AA Rainbow Mango Acropora ranks amongst the top few dozen Acropora corals. And some of its pigment qualities may be unique for captive Acropora. Polyps have a solid bright red coloration and every tentacle appears to have a goldish colored tip area. The branch stem areas are either green or gold in color. And as can be seen in these closeup images, there are bright blue almost electric lines that run along the outer corallite walls. Corallites themselves have pink to red edges and that pigment can extend half way down the corallite wall. It should be noted that the first and third images on this web page are taken under 20,000 k halides lighting. When illuminated with Royal Blue LED lighting, some of the corals pigmentation appears even more intense (see second image). The uniqueness of this corals pigmentation can be seen in the bottom image where the coral is illuminated with a couple of black lights. It is kinda rare to see Acropora glow in red to orange coloration under UV lighting.

This coral was originally acquired by Rit of the Atlanta Aquarium around the 2008 timeframe. Its was just a small hitchhiking coral that had survived on a piece of Indonesia rock base. Rit salvaged the coral and grew it out for about 8 years in captivity. Although many regular customers had asked about the coral, Rit refused to make any fragments. Than in May 2015, Rit was visited by a group of vendors. Three fragments were harvested at that time, but only one survived. The fragment IJAM acquired survived and was given to Jason Fox Signature Corals. Then in April 2016, Reeffarmers visited the Atlanta Aquarium and Rit was ready to distribute more fragments. He had also developed the corals marketing name. Reeffarmers decided this unique coral should be an Exclusive Edition due to its unique qualities and the manner in which Rit had acquired the coral.

Steve Tyree is maintaining a seed section of this coral for Reeffarmers within a 7 foot Raceway Gyre BiZonal system. This system is naturally filtered with a semi-cryptic zone and a reef flat exposed zone. In Steve's captive reef the coral is positioned to receive moderate to weak light levels from a 400 watt 20,000 K Radium metal halide. Rit from Atlanta Aquarium discovered that when exposed to strong light halides at his house, the coral was primarily brown with little color. After bringing the coral to his reef shop and exposing the Acropora to LED lighting, its amazing pigmentation patterns began to develop. According to Rit, higher LED intensity will develop greater golden yellow surface pigmentation. The first edition fragment of this coral was sold through Facebook. List price was $350.00 and a volume discount of 20 % was applied so actual payment was $280.00 . Reeffarmers is also selling a couple of Drop Shipped small fragments that are the 3rd, 4th and 5th editions. Those are available now. Email for details. We are also healing up a small tiny harvest frag that is the 2nd edition. Page text updated on April 24th 2016.

Exclusive Edition AA Rainbow Mango Acro Parent Colony Imaged Under Blue LED.
This Image of Parent Colony at the Atlanta Aquarium shop was Physically Difficult to Accomplish.
Pigments are Most Visually Colorful in this Royal Blue Dominated LED Lighting Environment.
Corallites Develop Bright Purple. The Base Develops More Golden Yellow Pigments.
Visual Appearance Changes in Different Lighting Environments and will Create Many Morphs in Captivity.
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Exclusive Edition AA Rainbow Mango Acro Corallite Closeup Imaged Under 20,000 K Metal Halide.
In this Closeup Image a Couple of the Corals Unique Qualities are Visible.
Notice the Goldish Colored Tip Areas on Polyp Tentacles.
The Wavy Electric like Blue Lines Along Corallite Walls are Also Visible.
Notice the Left Branch Stem Area is Goldish while Right Area is Greenish.
So Branch Stems have many Shades of Color Ranging from Gold to Green.
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Exclusive Edition AA Rainbow Mango Acro Black Light Image Under UV-A and Upper UV-B.
An Illustrative Image Taken in 100 % Black Light Displaying the Corals Unique Pigments.
Very Bright Orange Fluorescing Pigment Occurs on Branch Surface.
Polyps are Colored Solid Bright Red Orange Under UV Lighting.
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