Limited Edition
Margarita Acropora
A Wet Thumbs Inc. Original

Limited Edition Margarita Acropora Wet Thumbs Inc. Colony.
The initial colony maintained these exotic pigments under a 400 watt halide bulb.
Branches and branch stems were colored an exotic orange pink pigmentation.
The orange pink coloration is developed by a mix of pink and yellow pigments.
Branch tips maintained a brilliant yellowish pigmentation with some green edge pigments.
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An incredibly colored millepora-like coral that has some unique flare. The branch pigmentation is an unusual orange pink coloration. That color appears to be developed by pink or red pigments mixing with bright yellow pigments. The bright yellow pigments themselves are most intense at branch tips. There can also be some green pigments that occur in areas where the yellow pigment develops. When fully developed this pigment contrast is quite startling.

The Margarita Acropora is another exotic coral find by WT Inc.. Wet Thumbs Incorporated has been located and operating within the Greater Los Angeles area for quite a few years. Dan and Tina frequently tranship their own corals, while constantly searching the many imported coral distribtors in the area. They acquired the Margarita sometime in 2011 and they believe it was exported from the Solomon Islands. Reeffarmers remember seeing aquacultured corals similar to the Margarita back in the mid to late 1990's. They can develop some unique pigment shades. The coral appears to be an A. millepora species, but these Solomon Island corals have a slightly more exotic flare. They recommend strong light and strong water current. Along with zero phosphates (low nutrient levels).

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 250 watt DE 20,000 K metal halide. The first edition fragment of this coral was sold to a private collector. It was sold for an introductory sales price of $120. It has listed for as high as $200.

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