Limited Edition
Mystic Reef Watermelonade

Mystic Reef Watermelonade Limited Edition Chalice Stony. Original colony imaged.
The bright pigmentation patterns of the Watermelonade are very visibile in this image.
Corallite eyes are mostly lemon yellow with mixes of green pigments and pink splotches.
The corals green leading edge pigments are very visible. This image also shows how the
surface contains a variety of pigment colors. The blue purple base also appears to have
some violet pigments. The bright pink areas can actually develop dark red in areas.
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The new Mystic Reef Watermelonade chalice has unique lemon yellow corallite eyes. This new coral contains the base qualities of all Watermelon corals with some additional twists. It can develop a pink colored base, but the surface of the coral has a base blue/purple pigmentation. New fragments first develop the blue base and after a month or two the bright pink pigmentation also develops. The corallite eyes of course contain a large amount of yellow pigments, but also contain some pink splotches or patterns. These lemon yellow corallite eyes with green and pink explain why the coral was named the Watermelonade. Which is a truncated combination of the words Watermelon and Lemonade.

Reeffarmers acquired our seed of this coral directly from The Mystic Reef in August of 2010. Jeremy and Adam had been growing the coral in captivity for a year. Another unique quality of the Watermelonade is that this coral fragments very well in captivity. Small one eye fragments typically can begin growing in just a couple of weeks. The True Watermelons can take months for new fragments to begin captive growth. So this coral should be a very popular coral and will be widely distributed over the next few years.

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 low to moderate light levels from a 400 watt 20,000 K Radium metal halide. The price of this coral per small fragment consisting of a single corallite will be determined by the First Edition Live Auction during the 2010 IE-CFM coral show event.

Please note Reeffarmers is no longer taking new reservations for new corals. The current economic conditions are not supportive for reservations that extend for a few years into the future. After this first edition is distributed, we will sell future captive produced fragments on either our Buy It Now page or via another silent auction. We will still list exotic corals as Limited Editions and will continue to build web pages for them.

Limited Edition Watermelonade Corallite Closeup.
The Watermelonade has some unique patterns in its corallites eyes.
Each corallite develops a distinct pattern of pink splotches over the
yellow green background. Also note how the pink/red surface pigments
develop in upper areas, while the violet blue is in lower areas.
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Mystic Reef Watermelonade Year 2010 First Edition Auction Closed
Live Auction was September 19th 2010 IE-CFM coral show
Max Bid Amount
Name of Winner
$ 45.00
Fins and Critters, Santa Maria California

This auction was conducted live by Art Petit during the Inland Empire Coral Farmers Market coral show on September 19th 2010. Click on the show name to be taken to the shows website. The old auction schedule and current rules can be found there.
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