Crown Jewels Acropora
An Addicting Corals Original
Crown Jewels Acropora Limited Edition SPS Stony. Addicting Corals Colony Image.
A very interesting Acropora that develops a thick branching staghorn-like form.
There are purple, green, blue and yellow pigments present in this Acropora.
Rounded corallites that are densely packed give this coral a striking appearance.
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The Crown Jewels Acropora is a very interesting tortuosa-gomezi hybrid. It has some
very unique qualities. In full color mode corallite tips and edges are purple. Polyps
are dark blue near branch ends. Corallite bases are dark forest green, while branch
stems are rarely visible. Corallite density and shape is also unique. Main axial
branch ends can also develop yellow tips. Overall the coral has very appealing shape
and color characteristics.
We do not know the exact species of the Crown Jewels Acropora. It is similar to
Tortuosa and Gomezi, but radial corallites are uniform in size and densely packed.
We currently believe that it might be a hybrid. The Crown Jewels Acropora was
actually an aquacultured piece that has only rarely been imported. Nick at
has seen two imported and he bought both. One was acquired in February while the
other was acquired in April. Nick states that this coral will do best in strong
flow and medium light levels.
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 light levels from a 400 watt 20,000 K Radium metal halide. The
first edition fragment of this coral is being sold as a Buy It Now. Introductory price
based on past sales was set at $75 for the small single branching first edition fragment.
Crown Jewels Acropora Limited Edition SPS Stony. Reeffarmers First Edition Image.
This is the actual first edition fragment. It is a single branch with encrustation.
There are also new radial branches developing. Note the faint yellow pigments at the tip.
First Edition branch is about 1 1/8 inch long. Color slightly faded due to recent transport.
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