Limited Edition
Blue Meanie Micromussa

Limited Edition Blue Meanie Micromussa Reeffarmers Seed. This Micromussa has been in captivity
since spring 2008. Corallites are bright green. Inner corallite ridges are dark red. Outer ridges change
to pink then blue violet. When it was originally called the Blue Meanie, the dark red was not as developed.
Red increased its density while the coral was fed frozen mysis in captivity.
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Historically Reeffarmers has not had much long term success with the Micromussa LPS stony corals. They typically morph their pigmentation patterns quite easily and some have difficulty adapting to long term captive conditions. The Blue Meanie Micromussa however was maintained for two years in captivity by Frank McDonald of Great Ocean Wonders. Frank originally acquired a fragment from Reeffarmers in August 2008. We were evaluating the coral as a possible new LE and had acquired a couple of seed sections from Miguel of FraggleReef. Frank had picked up the coral from an auction we ran on the old CFM Auctions web site.

Soon after we distributed that coral, Miguel sold his interest in FraggleReef and we lost our evaluation seed. Frank has maintained the coral for two years now and a quick google search in early October 2010 showed no one with an active online image of the coral. So here was a colorful Micromussa that had fully adapted to captivity. And it apparently had not been available on the captive market for some time. A perfect candidate for a Limited Edition Micromussa stony coral.

The Blue Meanie Micromussa has bright green corallite centers. The inner corallite ridge is colored dark red. This pigment changes to a violet blue in the outer corallite ridge area. We believe that Miguel called it the Blue Meanie because the blue area was larger and the inner dark red area was smaller. So the Meanie part must be the inner dark red. See corallite closeup image below. While Frank McDonald adapted this coral fully to captivity he was feeding it frozen Mysis shrimp. The dark red pigment seems to have increased its density.

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 weak light levels from a 400 watt 20,000 K Radium metal halide. The price of this coral per small fragment consisting of a single polyp will be determined by the first edition auction below.

Limited Edition Blue Meanie Micromussa Corallite Closeup.
Intensity of the blue violet outer corallite ridge pigments can vary.
Note inside corallite ridge area pigment changes from pink to dark red.
Surface bumps can also extend outward to form almost hair-like shapes.
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Limited Edition Blue Meanie Micromussa Corallites Disturbed.
Polyps are extending and white stripes can be seen.
Also note the hot pink inner edge of the corallite ridge.
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Blue Meanie Micromussa Year 2010 First Edition Silent Auction Closed - Sold
Bid Amount
Name of Bidder
$ 55.00
Anvar Aboubakare Wining Bid

For this silent auction, bidders are required to give their full name and their winning bid along with an optional maximum bid. We will accept these bids via phone 909-989-9711. If no one is there leave a message. We also accept bids via email to . Email bids will be processed in order of their time stamp. Reeffarmers will be answering the phone from noon to 8 PM PST on the final auction day. Other days we will tend to be here in the afternoon and evening. Accepted payment for the final winning bidder is paypal. The payment method we use for this silent auction is safe and secure. Please note - Your full real name will be displayed above. This is so the accuracy of the auction bidding process can be independently confirmed. Steve Tyree with Reeffarmers is the administrator for the auction. Bid increments are $5.00 . Next day shipping charge for this coral is $45.00 (UPS Express Saver). Local pickups have no shipping charge. California residents add 8.75 % sales tax. Please note - If you do not place a maximum your bid could be out bid within the final minutes of the auction. If you want to be called when your bid is no longer the winning bid, please let us know. Otherwise you may want to place a maximum bid.
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