Limited Edition
Superman Tenuis
A Sharkbred/Law Office Aquarium Original

Limited Edition Superman Tenuis Acropora Sharkbred/Law Office Aquarium Imaged.
A brilliant blue possible Acropora tenuis coral with reddish polyps.
Polyp tentacles are colored a burgundy red and will extend during the day.
The tips of the tentacles develop a bright pink red coloration.
Branches develop a solid brilliant bright blue pigmentation.
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A Superman Acropora tenuis coral that actually does live up to its name. The original Superman coral was a Superman Montipora that had a blue base with bright red polyps. The Superman Tenuis coral has the same solid bright blue pigmentation in its branches. Polyps can appear burgundy red with bright pink red tentacle tips and darker red tentacle bases. Overall it gives the polyps a burgundy red appearence. They also appears to be areas of bright turquoise that can develop in some base branch areas.

Some time around 2009, the Superman Tenuis was originally acquired by Dennis of Law Office Aquariums. The small fragment was included within a shipment of coral frags. It was not a named fragment at that time. He initially placed the fragment between a Miyagi Tort and an Oregon blue Tort. After about a year in captivity, the bright blue Superman Tenuis was getting more attention from customers then the two prized tortuosa corals. It had developed into a mini colony with intense blue tips that would occasionally be more colorful then the collector tortuosa corals. When it is very healthy the coral fully extends its burgundy red polyps, which makes a nice contrast to the bright blue growth tips. The red and blue combination is what the Superman named was based upon.

Dennis recommends strong to moderate light levels. Stronger lighting tends to develop more intense blue pigmentation in the corals growth tips. This coral however will do fairly well under T5 lighting. The coral prefers strong to moderate water current and will extend its polyps better in stronger flows.

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 to strong light levels from a 400 watt SE 20,000 K metal halide. The first retail edition fragment of this coral was sold privately. The current retail price for small fragments is $ 115.00 as of August 8th 2014.

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