Limited Edition
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 and patterns. 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 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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