Holy Grail Chalice
A Wet Thumb Frags Original
Holy Grail Chalice Limited Edition LPS Stony. Wet Thumb Frags WTF Colony.
If you were gonna use the name Holy Grail to market a chalice, this new chalice from WTF
has got to be one of the best ever candidates. The surface of the coral contains some
very unique colors and patterns, while the corallites themselves are quite distinct.
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Another incredible coral find by Wet Thumb Frags. The new Holy Grail Chalice contains some
very unique pigmentation colors and patterns. The base of the chalice can develop
red pigments in the center area that change to purple midway out to the edge. Along and
near the edges of the colony the base develops dark blue with some splotches of turquoise
blue. The surface can also develop pink highlights along with bumps colored blue at the
base and yellow golden on the top of the bumps. Those are some very unusual and distinct
color pattern variations. The corallite eyes also develop some very unique pigment patterns
and colors. The main color within the corallite is purple with blue on some of the outer
edges. On top of the purple there is a yellow golden colored pattern centered on the
corallite mouth. These patterns appear to be unique for every corallite and some of the
Corallites can also develop small splotches of blue turquoise pigments
The Holy Grail Chalice was named and acquired by
Wet Thumb Frags. They
found the colony around October of 2010 and they believe it might have been exported
from Indonesia. Dan and Tina immediately recognized that this was a very unique
chalice and over time its pigmentation developed into very exotic and distinct colors
They recommend moderate to low light levels and stress that this chalice does not do
well in strong light levels. It should be noted that new cut fragments are very delicate
and need special care.
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. The
first edition fragment of this coral was sold to private aquarist James Wensil.
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