Fragfarmers Strawberry Lemonade
A Fragfarmers Original Acropora
Limited Edition Fragfarmers Strawberry Lemonade Acropora Garrett's Acropolis Colony Image.
Steve Garrett acquired a small fragment from Reeffarmers and grew this colony in 1 1/2 years.
The corals dark red polyp tentacles and its bluish polyp centers are plainly visible.
Branch stems can develop a cream coloration, while tips are pink/red.
Extended corallite walls also develop the pink red coloration.
Image Copyright © 2011 by Steve Garrett All Rights Reserved.
The Fragfarmers Strawberry Lemonade actually has an overall reddish coloration that is similar
to strawberry in color. It was named around the time that the original Pink Lemonade Acropora
was new and the hot Acropora during 2006/2007. This coral has a shape that is somewhat similar
to the Pink Lemonade. Polyps have dark red/brown tentacles with bluish polyp centers. At branch
tips polyps can be more blue overall in coloration. Branch stems are cream colored in bright
light to darker red/brown in moderate light. Corallite walls have the dark red/brown coloration,
while corallites at branch tips are more pink/red.
This coral was originally sold and named by Eric Cammano who ran the old Fragfarmers.com
web site in the mid-2000's. We believe it was first marketed by Eric in late 2006 to early
2007. Reeffarmers acquired seed fragments of this coral from private aquarist David Wang.
We held the coral for evaluation and fragments grown from our seed quickly sold. So we
only usually maintained just a small seed in house. During 2010 we sold a fragment to Steve
Garrett and he quickly grew the coral into a medium sized colony within his outdoor system.
Steve Garrett eventually provided Reeffarmers with a very nice encrusted first edition fragment.
Steve Tyree is maintaining a seed section of this coral for Reeffarmers.com 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 strong
to moderate light levels from a 400 watt 20,000 K Radium metal halide. The first edition
fragment of this coral was sold on our Buy It Now page. List price was $80
for the small fragment.
Limited Edition Fragfarmers Strawberry Lemonade Acropora Reeffarmers Seed Image.
In moderate light levels the cream colored branch stems are more darker brown due to symbiotic algae.
The leading growth edge at the corals base is blurry in the image, but it can develop a blue coloration.
Note polyps at the tips are solid blue, while branch stem polyps are dark red/brown.
Image Copyright © 2011 by Reeffarmers All Rights Reserved.
Copyright © 2011 by Reeffarmers All Rights Reserved.