Sulphur divaricata Acropora
A Wet Thumbs Inc. Original
Sulphur divaricata Acropora Limited Edition Stony Coral. Wet Thumbs Inc. Colony Image.
A bright yellow green Acropora that can also develop blue pigments on tips and edges.
Also note the branches on the right have some blue pigment patches on branch stems.
This coral also has two different shaped corallites near branch bases and branch ends.
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The Sulphur divaricata has a very unique corallite structure. Radial corallites near the
branch bases have an A. tenuis shape to them, however near the branch ends they are more
similar in shape to A. divaricata. The main pigmentation is a bright yellow green that
can vary to bright green. Corallite edges and branch tips can develop blue pigments, but
captive water conditions have to be very good. Branch stems themselves also appear to be
able to develop some blue pigments.
This unique coral came from Timor Island during the early part of 2011. It was acquired
by WT Inc.. Reeffarmers received our
new seed and first edition fragments directly from Dan and Tina of Wet Thumbs Inc..
They note that fragments encrust quickly and grow fairly quickly, but the blue edge color
can disappear until the fragment begins to grow once again.
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. Introductory
list price was $125 for the small fragment.
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