Triple Threat Favia Reeffarmers Seed Colony. This Favia species coral
has a very exotic solid steel blue base coloration with deep red colored corallites.
A third pigmentation color of green can develop as stripes on the corallite ridges.
The Triple Threat Favia was found by Mingwei and Joleen from Atlantis Aquarium http://www.atlantisaquarium.net. This exotic
Favia contains some very rare pigmentation combinations. The base of the coral is
a solid steel blue, while the medium corallites are solid deep red colored. That is a very
rare color combo for a Favia. A third pigment color appears as green stripes that run from
the corallite ridges to the inner corallite area (see image below). These green stripes appear
to develop under brighter light levels. They also represent the third pigment which probably
explains why Mingwei has called this coral the Triple Threat Favia. The coral appears to
only require weak to moderate light levels to maintain its steel blue and deep red pigments.
Steve Tyree is maintaining a farmed section of this coral
for reeffarmers.com in one of his 125 gallon naturally filtered Tri-Zonal Reef Aquariums. In
Steve's captive reef the coral is positoned to recieve weak to moderate light levels under a
400 watt 20,000 K Radium Metal Halide. Limited Edition Reservation price for fragment is
currently $68 per small sized fragment consisting of a single corallite.
Triple Threat Favia Reeffarmers corallite closeup. Note the green
lines running from the corallite ridges to inner center.