Limited Edition
Jambas Favia
An ireefer Original

Jambas Favia Limited Edition LPS Stony. Kim/ireefer Colony Image.
A very colorful Favia that contains solid orange golden corallites.
Corallites are surrounded by pink inner ridges that can extend to the outer ridge.
Image Copyright © 2011 by Kim/ireefer All Rights Reserved.

We first saw this coral during a summer BBQ coral frag swap held in July of 2011. The first striking quality of the Jambas Favia are the unique color shades that occur within the corallites and along the inner ridges. Also rare to see solid orange golden corallites contrasting with inner pink ridges. Outer ridges are pigmented dark and can develop some bluish pigments. Edges of the coral can also develop green pigmentation.

Kim (ireefer) found the Jambas Favia at the southern California reef shop Total Fish and Pet in Alhambra. The coral was named after Kim's favorite drink Jamba and the colors of the coral are similar to the drinks logo. He has maintained the coral on the sand bed under a 250 watt radium metal halide supplemented with 4 T5 actinic lights. We currently recommend weak to moderate light and moderate to weak water current.

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 weak light levels from a 400 watt 20,000 K Radium metal halide. Water current is moderate to strong. The first edition fragment of this coral was sold to private collector Chad Trambaugh. Suggested retail for this coral in late July 2011 was $75.00 per two small corallites.

Jambas Favia Limited Edition LPS Stony. Corallite closeup image.
This image shows that the unique colors of this coral are developed in part by pigment granules.
There are gold, orange and yellow colored granules. Tissue near the corallite is colored pink.
Image Copyright © 2011 by Reeffarmers All Rights Reserved.

Copyright © 2011 by Reeffarmers All Rights Reserved.

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