Limited Edition - RK Bubblegum Watermelon
Original from Reefkoi
Established October 18th 2014

Limited Edition RK Bubblegum Watermelon
Reefkoi Fragment Closeup Blue Light Image
(will update with better colony image later)
True Watermelon with Higher Yellow Pigment
Under Intense Blue LEDs Orange Pigments Develop
Bazooka Joe and Pink Watermelon Hybrid
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The RK Bubblegum Watermelon chalice is a true watermelon chalice coral. It develops the bright green edges as well as the bright red surface. This is also one of those watermelon corals with a significant amount of yellow pigment. Under blue LEDs the surface of this coral can develop orange pigment areas. The underlying base area is covered with a Bazooka Joe coloration and pattern. The base area also has some pink watermelon characteristics. The mixed morph or chewed up regions were the basis for the Bubblegum Watermelon name.

Chris at Reefkoi imported this new watermelon chalice as a whole colony during the summer of 2014. It was originally exported from Indonesia. This chalice prefers weak to moderate light and moderate to weak current. It seems to propagate well and has fully adapted to captivity.

Reeffarmers is maintaining a seed section of this coral in a 8 foot Raceway Gyre BiZonal system. This system is naturally filtered with a semi-cryptic zone and a reef flat exposed zone. In this captive reef the coral is positioned to receive moderate light and current. The first edition polyp of this coral was sold at a Coral Show in Atlanta in November 2014. Introductory list price is $120 for a single eye fragment.

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