Limited Edition - Trifecta Acropora
Original from Zoanthids
Established April 23rd 2016

Zoanthids Trifecta Acro Actual First Edition Fragment Imaged Under 20,000 K Halide Lighting.
Polyp tentacles Bright Red with Pink to Orange Centers. Has Single Extended White Tentacle.
Bright Pink Red Develops on Branch Ends and Corallite Walls and is Most Intense Under RB LED.
Unusual End Distribution Pattern for These Pink Red Pigments Develop a Bright Flashlight End.
Image Copyright © 2016 by Zoanthids All Rights Reserved.

The Zoanthids Trifecta Acropora has a couple of very interesting qualities. The first being the red pigmentation that develops near branch tips and corallite walls. An unusual pigment pattern develops where the reddish pigments appear much brighter when the frag is viewed from the end of the branch. This gives the coral frag a more or less red flashlight like illumination pattern. With the red/pink pigments concentrated towards the end or tip. The pigment is most intense under Royal Blue LED lighting and the UV light image below illustrates the actual pigment and its distribution pattern. The other unique quality of this coral is its colorful polyps that have red tentacles with a multi color pink polyp center. Polyps also extend one elongated whitish colored tentacle.

Reeffarmers acquired our seed direct from Brandon with Zoanthids during the Front Porch Friends Coral Show in Leeds Alabama in April 2016. Brandon usually has a couple of Acropora frags in his display system. He farms a few species that develop very good coloration under LED lighting. This one caught Reeffarmers eye during the coral show. The reddish pink pigmentation pattern development was unusual and interesting. We acquired our seed and first edition fragments right on the spot during the show. The two Acropora frags were healthy enough to make it back to our Texas facility in very good shape.

Reeffarmers is maintaining a seed section of this coral in a 8 foot Raceway Gyre BiZonal system. This system is naturally filtered with a semi-cryptic zone and a reef flat exposed zone. In this captive reef the coral is positioned to receive moderate light and moderate water current. The first edition fragment of this coral is being offered for sale and will be listed on Reeffarmers Buy it Now web page shortly. List price for the small fragment is $125. Reeffarmers is also growing out a fresh cut tiny second edition fragment. Please email for info. Page text updated on April 24th 2016.

Zoanthids Trifecta Acropora Reeffarmers Actual 1st Edition Fragment Black Light Image.
This Illustrative Image Demonstrates How the Red Branch End Pigments are Distributed.
Red Tends to Dominate Near Branch Ends and Corallite Walls Giving a Flashlight Effect.
Also Note the Odd Algae on Plug Base. Interesting that Algae Pigments are Similar to Coral Red.
Image also Shows how and Why the Coral Brightens up Under Royal Blue LED lighting.
Image Copyright © 2016 by Reeffarmers All Rights Reserved.

Copyright © 2016 by Reeffarmers All Rights Reserved.

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