Frozen Lava Chalice
Limited Edition SC Frozen Lava Chalice Original Sexy Corals Seed Colony. The original
SC Frozen Lava Chalice was imported with some incredible coloration. Thick Bright Blue Rings
around the corallites were well developed. This original colony contained significant red
striping over the main surface outside its rings. Solid red growth edges were well developed.
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In just the past couple of years we have seen some incredible chalices that develop red
colored outer growth edges. A few of these chalices have also contained blue pigmentation.
The SC Frozen Lava Chalice is one of the very few blue chalices with red growth edges.
Its outer growth edge is colored solid red, while the main surface contains a background
red striping. The dominant main surface pigment is bright blue and it tends to develop
thick blue rings around the corals large corallites. In some areas of the surface the
solid blue pigment can dominate. Corallite mouths are red, while the disk has red spots
and a faint blue pigment.
The coral was originally acquired by Mike at Sexy Corals.
The SC Frozen Lava Chalice was exported from Bali around the middle of the year 2010. Mike
coined the corals name based on the blue ice color that mixes in with the red stripes and
outer edges. The colors give the impression of Ice Floating on Lava. Reeffarmers acquired
our seed directly from Sexy Corals.
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 weak light levels from a 400 watt 20,000 K Radium metal halide. We currently assume
moderate to strong water currents are best. The price of this coral per small fragment
consisting of a single large polyp will be determined in part by the first edition live
auction that will occur in Sacramento (MARS Coral Auction)
on April 15th 2011.
Reeffarmers Frozen Lava Chalice Seed image. Our seed fragment has really
colored up and demonstrates just how colorful this chalice can become.
Note how solid blue patches have developed inside the corallite disk.
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Actual Frozen Lava Chalice First Edition fragment.
A single large corallite that is 1/2 x 1/2 inch in size.
Fragment is in the process of intensifying its coloration.
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