Blue Blazing Watermelon
Blue Blazing Watermelon Limited Edition LPS Stony. World Wide Corals WWC original colony imaged.
This image taken through the front glass illustrates some of the unique qualities of this coral.
The outer green leading edge along with the inner leading blue edge can easily be seen.
Notice how the pink pigments are primarily located in the upper areas of the surface bumps.
That is why the coral was called the Blue Blazing Watermelon chalice.
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The very unique and colorful Blue Blazing Watermelon Chalice is another incredible
echinophyllia chalice coral from World Wide Corals in Orlando. Victor and Lou have
acquired an absolutely amazing collection of corals. They initially discovered this
coral during a week long coral hunting trip through the wholesale and retail coral
sellers of Southern California. Initially the coral was not colored very brightly.
There was a faint trace of the surface pink pigments along with a slightly blue
base. The corallite eyes were just faintly yellow. This is a common occurance when
corals are shipped in from the wild. Their colors can diminish during the stress of
collection and transport. Some natural reef locations can also be just marginal for
quite a few corals due to pollution and climate variance. Within just a few weeks
after placing the coral into one their main show tanks, the superb environmental
conditions promoted some incredible pigment intensity. The coral has four distinct
colors. A blue base with the traditional pink pigments located in the upper area of
surface bumps or protrusions. The corallite eyes contain some of the brightest yellow
centers of any chalice coral. This coral has also developed a unique double colored
growth rim. The traditional outer edge of bright green has an inner ring of blue
Reeffarmers first noticed the unique qualities of this coral during May of 2010. We
visited the Orlando area for the 2010 South Eastern Coral Farmers Market coral show.
Once in town we immediately decided to stop by World Wide Corals. They were also the
golden sponser for the 2010 SE-CFM coral show and they were holding Reeffarmers corals
as well as the corals from a few other out of town vendors. The chalice collection that
WWC has in their two main display reefs is perhaps the best chalice collection in the
world. Reeffarmers received our seed fragment and the first edition fragment of this
coral directly from World Wide
Steve Tyree is maintaining a seed section of this coral for Reeffarmers.com in a 130
gallon 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 high light levels from a 400 watt 20,000 K Radium metal halide. The
price of this coral per small fragment consisting of a single corallite will be
determined by the First Edition Live Auction during the 2010 IE-CFM coral show event.
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.
Limited Edition Blue Blazing Watermelon Corallite Closeup.
This corallite closeup image shows the typical bright yellow and green colors of the
Watermmelon class of corals. There is also pink pingments near the tips of the inner
yellow and green corallite eye protrusions within the Blue Blazing Watermelon coral.
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The Blue Blazing Watermelon Year 2010 First Edition Auction Closed - Sold|
Live Auction was September 19th 2010 IE-CFM coral show
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This auction was conducted live by Art Petit during the
Inland Empire Coral Farmers
Market coral show on September 19th 2010. Click on the show name to be
taken to the shows website. The old auction schedule and current rules can be found there.
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