Limited Edition
AA Chameleon Stag
An Atlanta Aquarium Original

Limited Edition AA Chameleon Staghorn Original Colony Thicket Imaged.
So which of these stag branches is the AA Chameleon Stag ?
How about all of them. A true chameleon changing colors and shades.
Dark blue, light blue, purple and turquoise branches are visible.
And obviously this coral is not limited much within the Atlanta area.
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The AA Chameleon Staghorn has the ability to adapt and do well in low light as well as high light environments. The coral has fully adapted to the captive reef environment and it will change its coloration as it adapts to different light environments. In low light reefs (see image below) the coral will develop extensive yellow green colored branch ends. The main branch will be dark purple to blue in low light environments. Under strong lighting the coral will lighten its coloration and turn bright blue. Typically the axial corallites will be edged in yellow green under strong lighting. The staghorn can also develop dark blue purple colored polyps. In some cases the stems of branches are turquoise while corallites are blue purple.

Reeffarmers acquired our seed fragments of this coral directly from Rit at the Atlanta Aquarium reef store ( in Atlanta. That was during the return leg of the 2013 Reeffarmers End of Summer Road Trip. Rit acquired the original colony from a local aquarist back in 2010 who was breaking down his reef system. We do not know what country originally exported the coral.

Steve Tyree is maintaining a seed section of this coral for in an 8 foot 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 SE 20,000 K metal halide. The first edition fragment of this coral was sold on our Buy It Now page. The introductory Buy It Now price was $75.00 for a medium sized stag frag.

Limited Edition Chameleon Staghorn Low Light Colony Imaged.
In low light areas the chameleon develops extensive green yellow tips.
Branch color is a dark blue purple that can lighten in new growth areas.
The chameleon also develops blue purple polyps (see upper middle branch above).
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