Limited Edition
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.
Image Copyright © 2010 by World Wide Corals All Rights Reserved.

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 pigments.

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 Corals.

Steve Tyree is maintaining a seed section of this coral for 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.
Image Copyright © 2010 by Reeffarmers All Rights Reserved.

The Blue Blazing Watermelon Year 2010 First Edition Auction Closed - Sold
Live Auction was September 19th 2010 IE-CFM coral show
Max Bid Amount
Name of Winner
$ 85.00
Not Recorded

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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