Limited Edition
Blue Avatar Acropora
A Wet Thumbs Inc. Original

Blue Avatar Acropora Limited Edition Stony Coral. Wet Thumbs Colony Image.
A delicately branched deeper water coral that can adapt to stronger light levels.
Branch ends are colored blue purple, while polyp tentacles are bright white.
Image Copyright © 2011 by Reeffarmers All Rights Reserved.

The Blue Avatar is a deeper water Acropora that contains some very exotically colored polyps. Branch ends develop a Blue Purple pigmentation, but under stronger light levels this purple will develop more extensively. Polyps have white colored tentacles and there appears to be blue purple pigments in the center area of the polyps and tentacles. This gives the polyp a flower petal type of appearence.

Reeffarmers acquired our new seed and first edition fragments directly from WT Inc.. Dan and Tina of Wet Thumbs originally purchased the colony in early 2011. It was exported from Indonesia and was found at depths between 15 to 30 meters, but it can also be found in deeper lagoon and back reef areas. Dan and Tina have discovered that the coral responds well to strong light, while developing its best pigmentation. Fragments can be a little delicate while adapting to a new system, but once fully adapted they can grow rather fast.

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 first edition fragment of this coral is being sold on our Buy It Now page. Introductory list price is $250 for the small fragment.

Blue Avatar Acropora Limited Edition Stony Coral. Reeffarmers Polyp Closeup Image.
In this closeup image the white tipped polyp tentacles can be easily observed.
The center of the polyp and the tentacle appear to have blue purple pigments.
Image Copyright © 2011 by Reeffarmers All Rights Reserved.

Copyright © 2011 by Reeffarmers All Rights Reserved.

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