Limited Edition - Castells Banana Table
Original from World Wide Corals
Established December 30th 2014
An Amazing Australian Table Colony Grown in Captivity from a Single Fragment.
Branch Ends and Corallites are Neon Green while Polyps are also Neon Green.
Stems have Developed a Solid Sky Blue Coloration Similar to Lime in the Sky.
Base Area of Polyps or Inner Corallite can also Develop Yellow Colored Pigments.
Image Copyright © 2014 by World Wide Corals All Rights Reserved.
The Castells Banana Table Acropora was exported from Australia in June 2009. Rogger Castells
(Chef Rogger) acquired the table from a South Florida Coral Wholesaler. Rogger is the owner
of Roggers Reef Food
and he has maintained very good records of his coral purchases. This
coral was originally a brown table with a slight lime green coloration overall. He kept the
coral under 400 watt 20,000 K and the lime green turned dark green after 6 months. A few months
later it eventually developed into a deep solid green with lime green branch ends. These lime
green lighter branch ends appeared yellowish at times (see image below).
Rogger only made one fragment from the parent colony which was given to Victor and Lou of
World Wide Corals
in 2011. The below image shows the OG original parent colony right after that single fragment
was harvested. The parent colony was eventually lost and WWC grew the only surviving fragment
into a decent sized parent colony once again ready for harvest. While WWC was regrowing the clone
colony in captivity, the coral also developed some amazing blue branch stem coloration very similar
to the Lime in the Sky branch stem blue. That added another dimension to this coral and helped
elevate it to Limited Edition status.
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 strong to moderate light and moderate to strong
water current. The first edition fragment of this coral was sold privately to Greg Polec.
Recommended list price on December 30th 2014 was $149.99 for a small fragment.
The Original Castells Banana Table Acropora Colony Maintained by Rogger Castells.
Coral Branches were Dense and it must have Experienced Strong Current in Nature.
Outer New Growth Branches were Less Dense Due to Weaker Captive Current.
The White Area Near the Top Base is where the only Surviving Fragment was Made.
Image Copyright © 2014 by Rogger Castells All Rights Reserved.
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