Tropical Punch Millepora
A Wet Thumb Frags Original
Tropical Punch Millepora Limited Edition LPS Stony. Reeffarmers Seed Image.
What an eclectic mix of color pigments. Bright blues. Bright Pinks. Deep Reds. Fluorescent green.
There are even oranges, purples and violets that are composed by mixing two different pigments.
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A spectacular multi-color Acropora millepora from the Solomon Islands. The Tropical Punch
millepora is primarily a pink millepora with blue tips, but it also contains other exotic
color qualities. Corallite edges are bright pink, while branch stems can develop a darker
pink that is almost red. Branch tips and new growth edges are bright blue. In some areas
between the blue and pink, an orange color can develop. That orange is probably developed
by a mix of pigments. Bright green pigmentation can also occur between the pink and blue.
Polyps have an elongated millepora tentacle that is bright blue. Other tantacles tend to
be blue, green or turquoise at their tips.
The Tropical Punch Millepora was exported from the Solomon Islands and acquired by
Wet Thumb Frags near the end of 2010.
In the past few years it has been very rare to see a multi-color Acropora millepora form the
Solomon Islands. There have been many cultured A. millepora exported from Jakarta, but this
Tropical Punch Millepora may be one of a kind within the US. Dan and Tina recommend strong
light and strong to moderate water current.
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 strong to moderate light levels from a 400 watt 20,000 K Radium metal halide.
Water current is moderate. The first edition fragment was distributed to a local collector.
The second edition is currently being sold on our Buy It Now page.
Tropical Punch Millepora Limited Edition LPS Stony. Wet Thumb Frags Colony Image.
The original colony was a cultured coral export that has grown well in captivity.
Bright pink edges of the raspy millepora corallites are very prominant.
Blue pigments originally mixed with the pink to create an exciting tropical-like color.
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