Limited Edition
YR Riley Hybrid Watermelon

YR Riley Hybrid Watermelon Limited Edition LPS Stony. YR Your Reef original colony imaged.
The original imported colony contained some very unusual qualities. Note the very tall
surface protrusions (spikes). Corallites were very large and very knobby. The coral also
has some very unusual pigment colors. The top area of the knobby corallites have a pink
burgundy coloration, while valleys between corallites are turquoise blue. The YR Riley
Hybrid Watermelon is a very unique and hybrid morph of the Watermelon Chalice corals.
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The YR Riley Hybrid Watermelon has some very unique and unusual qualities. The surface of the coral is very rough with numerous protrusions. Corallites are large and knobby. In the valleys between corallites, the surface is a turquoise blue. Near corallite mouths the coral develops burgundy pink pigments. Corallite eyes have the typical Watermelon pigment colors. A bright green inner corallite area also contains yellow to red pigments around the mouth.

This coral is a Your Reef (YR) original and was found on a tranship from Indonesia in late 2009. The coral originally only had moderate pigment intensity, but its pigmentation intensified over 6 months in captivity. The Hybrid name that John created helps to describe the very unusual qualities and pigments of the surface structure of the coral. The coral was also named after John's daughter Riley. John recommends moderate light and moderate to strong water flow.

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 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 Silent Auction.

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 YR Riley Hybrid Watermelon Corallite Closeup. Your Reef Colony Image.
The unique surface and pigment qualities of this coral can be seen in this closeup image.
Fragments that have been grown in captivity tend to develop smaller protrusions then this
original colony had developed in the wild. Larger protrusions probably develop in stronger
water flows. The unique turquoise blue and burguindy pink pigments are also shown.
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YR Riley Hybrid Watermelon Limited Edition Reeffarmers First Edition fragment imaged.
This was the actual first edition single corallite fragment. It is in the process of
coloring up after being maintained in very low light.
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YR Riley Hybrid Watermelon Year 2010 First Edition Auction Closed - Sold
Bid Amount
Name of Bidder
$ 65.00
Jared Butler Winning Bid !

For this silent auction, bidders are required to give their full name and their winning bid along with an optional maximum bid. We will accept these bids via phone 909-989-9711. If no one is there leave a message. We also accept bids via email to . Email bids will be processed in order of their time stamp. Reeffarmers will be answering the phone from noon to 8 PM PST on the final auction day. Other days we will tend to be here in the afternoon and evening. Accepted payment for the final winning bidder is paypal. We do not use ebay and left them a few years ago for various reasons that many people now realize. And we also do not trust online automatic payment systems such as shopping carts ever since the old Coral Farmers Market auction site was attacked and hacked. The method we use for this silent auction is safe and secure. Please note - Your full real name will be displayed above. This is so the accuracy of the auction bidding process can be independently confirmed. Steve Tyree with Reeffarmers is the administrator for the auction. Bid increments are $5.00 . Next day shipping charge for this coral is $45.00 (UPS Express Saver). Local pickups have no shipping charge. California residents add 8.75 % sales tax.
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