TNT Tenuis Acropora
An ATA Original
TNT Tenuis Acropora Limited Edition SPS Stony. Always Tanked Aquaculture Colony Image under T5's.
The original TNT Tenuis Acropora colony developed an extensive turquoise coloration.
Polyps were dark blue with some polyps developing magenta pigments.
Bright teal blue can also be seen on some corallites covering the upper half of the corallite.
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One of the most brilliantly colored Acropora tenuis corals that Reeffarmers has seen and one that
contains both blue and turquoise pigments. Primary pigmentation is a rich turquoise that can vary
in brightness. Corallites tend to be colored an ice teal blue that can cover half the corallite
(see image above) or just part of its edge (see image below). Low light areas of the colony can
turn magenta to tan. Polyps are dark blue to light blue and they can also develop magenta pigments.
The TNT Tenuis Acropora was originally received in an Indo transshipment during the summer of 2010.
Thomas Kosnosky and John Nicoll of Always Tanked Aquaculture acquired the colony. They placed it
under actinic lighting for 3 months, where it developed an incredile turquoise and teal coloration.
The coral was originally called the Turquoise and Teal, which eventually morphed into just TNT.
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 moderate to strong light levels from a 400 watt 20,000 K Radium metal halide. Water
current is moderate. The first edition fragment was sold as a Buy It Now for the introductory
price of $70.
TNT Tenuis Acropora Limited Edition SPS Stony. Reeffarmers Example Fragment Image.
This fragment was kept and sold by Reeffarmers as an LE Evaluation coral.
It maintained its original pigments and even intensified them over time.
The coral can also developed an extensive encrusting base.
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Copyright © 2011 by Reeffarmers All Rights Reserved.