Limited Edition
Sour Cherries Polyps

Sour Cherries Limited Edition Soft Poylps. Reeffarmers First Edition Seed image.
A brightly colored pink and blue polyp with concentric rings of blue and pink/red.
This was the actual 1st edition seed colony which consisted of 5 polyps.
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The Sour Cherries are a unique and exotic pink and blue colored zoanthid polyp. The mouth is a bright pink red, which is surrounded by a small band of blue. A thick middle band of pink red forms a concentric ring around the inner polyp mouth area. A thin outer ring of blue occurs near the polyp tentacles which are greenish in color. The pattern of the Sour Cherries is similar to the Miami Vice polyps, but the blue concentric ring of the Miami Vice is actually pink colored in the Sour Cherries.

These polyps were originally exported from Indonesia and sold through the online retailer Blue Zoo Aquatics. Travis Schmidt purchased the polyps from Blue Zoo and Travis also coined the name Sour Cherries. The name was based upon the Sour Apples polyps that have the same basic pattern, but the Sour Cherries are colored pink and blue. Travis recommends moderate light levels with moderate to low water currents. He rates the polyps as being moderately difficult to maintain.

Steve Tyree is maintaining a seed section of this coral for in a 80 gallon BiZonal Growout 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 light levels from a 400 watt 20,000 K Radium metal halide. Water current is weak to moderate. The first edition fragment was sold on the Buy It Now page and the original suggested retail price was $20 per polyp.

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