Limited Edition
YR Pastel Favia
A Your Reef Original

YR Pastel Favia Limited Edition LPS Stony. YR Your Reef original colony imaged.
Red and yellow ridge pigments are very apparent in the spectacularly colored colony.
Exotic pigment pattern development can be seen in the lower left corallites.
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The YR Pastel Favia is an amazing morph of the typical Australian Prism Favia corals. The ridges or corallite outer bands develop red and yellow pigmentation. A darker middle green band occurs within the large corallites that also have a bright green colored center eye area. New growth areas of this coral can have quite dramatic pigment patterns that can drastically vary.

John at Your Reef acquired the YR Pastel Favia in late 2009. It originally appeared to be an unusually faded Australian Prism Favia. Its pigmentation intensified strongly while within captivity. Coral tissue itself can puff out and expand quite dramatically. John believes the coral prefers medium light levels and medium water flow rates.

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 moderate to weak light levels from a 400 watt 20,000 K Radium metal halide. The price of this coral per small fragment consisting of a single large polyp will be determined in part by the first edition live auction that will occur in Orlando Florida during the 2011 SouthEastern Coral Farmers Marker (SE-CFM) on May 29th 2011.

YR Pastel Favia Limited Edition Reeffarmers First Edition fragment imaged.
This is the actual first edition single large corallite fragment.
Physical size is 5/8 inch tall and 3/8 inch wide.
Image Copyright © 2011 by Reeffarmers All Rights Reserved.

Copyright © 2011 by Reeffarmers All Rights Reserved.

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