Rainbow Shortcake Acropora
A Coral Revolution Original
Limited Edition Rainbow Shortcake Acropora Original Colony Imaged.
This coral has some very exotic polyps that are colored red and blue.
Polyp centers are solid dark blue, while tentacles are bright red.
Corallites are blue with an upper edge that can be colored pink red.
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A new and exciting color morph for the group of Shortcake Acropora microclados corals. These
species in general have exhibited some exotic and unique color morphs making them highly
desirable. This Coral Revolution Rainbow Shortcake has corallite polyps
that exhibit an exotic color pattern. The inner corallite area or eye is colored solid dark
blue, while the polyp tentacles are colored bright red or blood red. This pigment is more
red then the pink found in the typical Strawberry Shortcake Acropora. That makes for a very
exotic and contrasting color combo. The corallites themselves are bright blue in their upper
regions, while lower regions and stems are colored cream yellow to green. Corallites can
also develop a bright red pink upper edge.
Coral Revolution acquired the original
Rainbow Shortcake Acropora in January 2014. It has
adapted well to captivity and has enhanced its pigment intensity. The contrast between
the corals blue polyp eyes and the polyps red tentacles has gotten stronger in captivity.
Coral Revolution recommends very strong flow and strong to very strong lighting to maintain
the corals color and growth.
Steve Tyree is maintaining a seed section of this coral for Reeffarmers.com 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 strong light
levels from a 400 watt SE 20,000 K metal halide. The first retail edition fragment
of this coral is being sold on our Buy It Now web page. Retail fragments of this coral currently
list for $ 175.00 as of May 14th 2014.
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