Limited Edition
Pirates Booty Favia

Limited Edition Pirates Booty Favia Reeffarmers Seed Image.
This Favia can develop very bright blue ridges containing multiple shades of blue.
An inner ring consisting of dark blue can also develop around the corallite center.
Corallites are bright yellow green and contain a mix of green and golden yellow pigments.
Image taken same day the seed was shipped cross country to Reeffarmers.
Image Copyright © 2011 by Reeffarmers All Rights Reserved.

The Pirates Booty is another one of the brightly colored Favia stony corals. This particular morph can develop bright blue colored ridges along with a darker blue inner ridge color. It is very striking in person. Almost appears to be a reverse Sponge Bob Favia along with some extra exotic traits. The corallite center is a bright yellow green, that can appear very yellow at times when the golden yellow corallite pigments dominate. A exotic pink inner rim can also develop.

Reeffarmers acquired our seed section directly from Andy (spspirate) right at the end of 2011. Andy had purchased the coral directly from Chris at Reef Koi during the summer of 2010. Reef Koi transhipped the Pirates Booty Favia from Jakarta. It was originally a light blue favia with yellow/green corallites. After adapting to captivity, the coral developed very bright sky blue ridges with bright yellow green corallites. Andy claims the coral can also develop a fine pink rim around the yellow green corallite centers. We have seen that trait in other similarly colored Favia corals. According to Andy, when the golden yellow corallite pigments dominate, the golden yellow corallite center can appear similar to gold coins. Thus the coral was named Pirates Booty Favia.

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 on our Buy It Now page. List price was $75 for a small fragment with 3 corallite eyes.

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