A Captain's Corals Original
Orangeaide Chalice Limited Edition LPS Stony. Captain's Corals Seed Image.
A bright orange and gold colored chalice that also contains additional exotic pigments.
Bright turquoise blue markings can develop as patches primarily near the corallites.
The orange and turquoise pigments can also develop into striations or lines.
Leading growth edges are darker orange colored. Corallite eyes in this seed are turquoise.
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The Orangeaide Chalice is a brilliantly multi-colored chalice that contains exotic turquoise
blue pigment patches. This coral has now been in captivity since 2009 and has fully adapted
and is growing. The main colors are a bright orange and gold pigmentation that is located
across the main surface. The more exotic pigment is the patches and streaks of bright turquoise
blue pigment. That pigment can occur just about any where on the corals surface. Orange pigments
can occur in well defined radiating lines, and the outer growth edge of the chalice tends to
be primarily a bright orange.
Reeffarmers acquired our seed fragments directly from Morgan Wood of
Captain's Corals. Morgan
originally acquired this coral during the spring of 2009 from reef aquarist Gonewild34
(Reef2Reef). Fragments were distributed by Gonewild34 to Morgan and also Easton Reef.
Unfortunately the original coral and Easton Reef's fragment were lost. Only Morgan of
Captain's Corals managed to get a fragment to fully adapt and thrive within captivity.
Morgan had been maintaining the Orangeaide Chalice under moderate T5 lighting, but
switched over to LED lighting in July 2011. He recommends moderate water currents. This
chalice has been a slow grower.
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 weak to moderate light levels from a 400 watt 20,000 K Radium metal halide. The
first edition fragment was sold to a private buyer. Introductory list price is $200 for a
small single eye first edition fragment.
Orangeaide Chalice Limited Edition LPS Stony. Captain's Corals Example Fragment Image.
The exotic bright turquoise pigments can be found throughout this particular fragment.
Corallite eyes in this fragment however are bright orange colored.
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