Limited Edition
Mardi Gras Mambo
Acanthastrea echinata
A Coral Fever Original

Mardi Gras Mambo Limited Edition LPS Stony. Coral Fever Colony Image.
This Acanthastrea echinata coral can develop some very unusual patterns of pigments.
Corallites are orange gold colored with a mix of green. Mouths and corallites are outlined in green.
In some areas a splotch of silver can develop on the surface and inside the corallite.
Silver splotches occur throughout the purple surface in the above image.
Image Copyright © 2011 by Coral Fever All Rights Reserved.

The primary colors of the Mardi Gras Mambo are purple, green, golden/orange and silver. That is quite a unique color combination for an Acanthastrea echinata coral. The surface can develop a primarily purple coloration that can contain splotches of a silver blue pigment. The surface itself is covered with bumps that can develop golden yellow pigment on their tops. In some cases these bumps can align into golden yellow rays. The corallites themselves contain bright orange in their center that can be mixed with green and covered with the silver blue splotches. These splotches can also appear to be colored pinkish cream in some corallites. The corals mouths are edged in green and the corallites themselves are surrounded by a thick bright green ring.

The Mardi Gras Mambo coral was named by Seth and Angelle of Coral Fever. They acquired this coral from wholesaler/importer Route 66 back in April of 2011. This coral was actually cherry picked from a WYSIWYG page. Its colors reminded Seth and Angelle of the Mardi Gras festivals that occur within their beloved home town state of Louisiana. Reeffarmers acquired this coral directly from Coral Fever while we were driving to Florida for the 2011 SE-CFM coral show.

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 auctioned at the 2011 SE-CFM coral show. Reeffarmers is currently selling the second edition for $75.00 list via the Buy It Now web page.

Mardi Gras Mambo Limited Edition LPS Stony. Coral Fever Corallite Closeup Image.
This closeup image shows the spectacular dynamic mix of pigments the Mardi Gras Mambo develops.
The Solid Orange Gold Corallite Eyes can have splotches of silver pigments along with specks of green.
Eyes are Ringed with Green. Corallite ridges are purpish with radiating golden yellow rays.
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Copyright © 2011 by Reeffarmers All Rights Reserved.

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