Reef Raft Dragon Heart
A Two Guys Corals Original
Exclusive Edition Reef Raft Dragon Heart Acropora First Edition Imaged Under 20,000 K Metal Halide.
One of the First Acropora Corals Imported into the U.S. through Reef Raft Asia.
Freshly Mounted First Edition Fragment Still Showing Flame Tip Pigment on Left Side of Image.
Note the Purple to Blue Pigmentation on Branch End Stems and Corallites.
Polyps have a Brilliant Fluorescent Turquoise yellow Pigmentation.
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A brilliantly flame tipped deep water dragon-like coral. The RR Dragon Heart Exclusive Edition
fits that description well. Tips of thin branches have a bright fluorescent yellow green ring.
These kinds of Acro branch tips have been previously referred to as flame tips. Branch ends
range in color from purple to blue to the bright yellow green ring end tip flame. Polyps are a
brilliant fluorescent turquoise yellow. Corallites near tips can also develop bright flame green
Reeffarmers received the first edition fragment of the RR Dragon Heart Acro directly from Select Corals
in late November 2015. We spotted this coral within the amazing SPS garden of Uchin Chung
located in the Fort Worth Dallas Metroplex area. Uchin described how this was an exclusive
coral with some very unique attributes. The colony growth form and bright flame tips made the
colony a garden LED highlight (see image below). Uchin originally acquired this coral from
Raymond Gutierriez of Two Guys Corals located within Orange County California.
Steve Tyree is maintaining a seed section of this coral for Reeffarmers.com in a 8 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. The first edition
fragment of this coral was sold privately.
Exclusive Edition RR Dragon Heart Acropora Colony Image.
The Parent Colony Produced a Striking Dragon-Like Growth Formation with Twisting Branches.
Branch Tips all have a Brilliant Flame Green to Yellow Ring Colored Tip.
Polyps also Colored Brilliant Fluorescent Flame Yellow Turquoise.
Image Copyright © 2015 by Reeffarmers All Rights Reserved.
Copyright © 2015 by Reeffarmers All Rights Reserved.