Limited Edition
Time Warp Acan Echinata
A KLR/Kelby Original

Time Warp Acanthastrea echinata Limited Edition LPS Stony. KLR/Kelby Colony Image.
The name time warp seems to be very appropiate for this Acanthstrea echinata.
Note the swirling pigment bands and circles that develop around and within the corallites.
And if that is not enough, the coral can develop an extensive orange new growth area.
Corallites also contain a crazy mix of orange, green and blue pigments.
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The Time Warp Acan echinata has two incredibly unique qualities. Its new growth edges can develop a solid orange colored growth rim. That orange rim can also be traced by bright green pigments. The second unique quality is the incredible time warp patterns that can develop on the corals surface and within its corallites. The surface can contain swirling patterns of blue and green pigments, while corallites can also contain exotic swirling patterns of orange, green and blue.

This Acan echinata was acquired by KLR/Kelby in February 2011 when he purchased the coral from an online vendor who stated it was exported from Indonesia. Kelby called this coral the time warp based on the pigment patterns developed within the corallites. These patterns are similar to typical time warp portals. The orange rim develops extensively along new growth edges that have healed and are growing at moderate rates. Kelby believes the corals prefer moderate light and moderate 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 moderate light levels from a 400 watt 20,000 K Radium metal halide. The first edition fragment of this coral was sold as a Buy It Now. Introductory price was $80 for the small single large corallite first edition fragment imaged below.

Time Warp Acanthastrea echinata Limited Edition LPS Stony. KLR/Kelby Original Colony Image.
An extensive orange new growth edge developed on the original colony.
Note the blue and green swirling pigment patterns. Corallites edged with bright orange outer ring.
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Time Warp Acanthastrea echinata Limited Edition LPS Stony. Reeffarmers First Edition Image.
Actual 1st edition fragment. Single corallite eye with good orange edge development.
Corallite fragment is slightly greater then 1/2 inch max diameter.
Blue surface pigments have slightly faded on this captively propagated corallite.
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