Michael Bae Original Pink Floyd Colony
Photo by Michael Bae
Note - We retired this coral in the summer of 2006 primarily because it color patterns
morphed while in captivity and it no longer appears even remotely close to the images
here. Apparently that has been a problem with some Micromussa corals. We hope to acquire
some Micromussa in the future that retain their incredible pigmentation.
Reeffarmers.com has decided to experiment with growing and distributing some of the new
Micromussa amakusensis stony coral species that have recently been imported. We have
converted and upgraded an experimental 90 gallon Natural Bi-Zonal Reef System to a
Micromussa propagation system. All of the Micromussa corals we will be farming will
be acquired as second or third generation cuttings. The captive maintenance requirements
of these Micromussa corals is different then the requirements of the Reef Building Stony
Corals Reeffarmers has been maintaining. We have never maintained stony corals that
required regular feedings. All of the LE corals we have been growing to date have been
achieving phenomenal growth rates without being target fed. Micromussa corals can benifit
greatly from target feeding and feeding is more or less required to achieve phenomenal
growth rates. The very first Micromussa we will be distributing and farming is called
Pink Floyd and we acquired the cuttings from
Michael Bae of Los Angeles California.
Michael also maintains a sellers page on
www.frags.org. We believe this is a Micromussa amakusensis species. The colony was acquired by Michael in the Late Spring of 2005.
This particular Micromussa has a thick red ring occuring on the main outer upper edge of the polyps mantle.
The center of each corallite is colored bright pink. This is why the coral has been called
Pink Floyd by Michael Bae. Overall the coral has a very brightly red and pink colored
appearence. Reef Aquarists who are new to Micromussa corals need to be aware of their special
requirements. They will require target feedings to achieve phenomenal growth rates. In
addition to this, cutting out whole individual polyps that are about the size of a pea takes
a bit of skill. A diamond dust saw blade and a dremel are a must for propagating polyps.
Reeffarmers customers also need to be aware that what you get as a tiny fragment of
Micromussa consists of a single pea sized corallite or polyp. When expanded they can
achieve the size of a dime. If target fed they can however grow rapidly. Due to their
initial small nature and relatively high price range, many reef aquarist have setup
special frag tanks and special systems just to hold these corals.
Reeffarmers is maintaining a farmed seed colony in our 90 gallon naturally filtered
Bi-Zonal Reef Aquarium. This aquarium has been running for 1 1/2 years and was recently
upgraded and improved with lessons learned during its first year and a half of operation.
This captive reef is illuminated with 4-55 watt power compact lights. The coral is
currently recieving weak light levels. Depending on the type of lighting within the reef
this coral can also appear more orange red colored. Limited Edition Reservation price is
currently $95 per tiny pea sized polyp. We are still experimenting with Micromussa corals
and we have not yet achieved a growth rate to sustain a monthly harvest schedule. Due to
this we have changed the reservation schedule to bimonthly.
Reeffarmers Pink Floyd Seed Corallite Number One
Within 24 Hours of being dremel cut from main colony.