Double Doozy Acropora
A Wet Thumbs Inc. Original
Double Doozy Acropora Limited Edition Stony Coral. Wet Thumbs Inc. Colony Image.
A brilliantly double colored Acropora exported from the Solomon Islands.
Branch tips and corallite edges are colored bright pink/red, while branch stems are bright green.
In the mid branch areas the corallite pink/red edge contrasts sharply with the green stem color.
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The Double Doozy Acropora contains a double dose of incredibly bright pigmentation. A bright
pink/red pigment develops on corallite edges. Due to the shape of the corallites, this can
give the upper ends of branches almost a solid pink/red appearence. Branch stems and corallite
bases are a bright green. In lower sections of branches, the color is primarily bright green
with just pink/red corallite edges. On Reeffarmers seed fragments polyps extend partially
during the day and they have a cream pink coloration. While being maintained in captivity for
over half a year, the pink/red corallite edge pigments have shifted to a more purple/red
coloration. Polyps have retained the pink cream color.
Steve Tyree of Reeffarmers remembers seeing fragments of this species and morph of Acropora
way back in the Mid-1990's. Back then they were being exported through Dave Palmer in the
Solomon Islands. We acquired our new seed and first edition fragments directly from
Dan and Tina of Wet Thumbs acquired their incredible new colony around April of 2011.
It was exported from the Solomon Islands and was found in a shallow water lagoon. They
recommend strong light and moderate to strong water curent. They state the coral has been
fragmenting and encrusting quickly. They recommend a low nutrient system. Also it is
possible that pottasium and iodine additives might help to develop pigments.
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 strong to moderate light levels from a 400 watt 20,000 K Radium metal halide. The
first edition fragment of this coral was sold on our Buy It Now page. Introductory
list price was $125 for the small fragment.
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