Tequila Sunrize Favia
Limited Edition Tequila Sunrize Favia Pookstreets Colony Image.
Note the incredible sunrise coloration of this corals corallites.
Pink, Orange and Gold corallite pigments can occur in layered patterns.
The ridges between corallites can also develop turquoise blue pigments.
Pookstreet saved this fantastic Favia and grew the colony imaged above.
Image Copyright © 2011 by Pookstreet All Rights Reserved.
A unique and exotic Favia coral originally discovered by Richard McKellip of Southern California.
The coral contains a mix of gold, orange and pink pigments within its corallite centers. This
unique mix of pigments can develop an orangish color similar to the colors of a sunset. The name
Tequila Sunrize was based on these colors. That is also the name of a mixed drink that contains
Tequila, Orange Juice and Grenadine syrup. The drink, when mixed properly, varies in color from
bright yellow to orange. That colorful layering effect represents the gold, orange and pink
pigments within the corals corallites. The ridges between corallites can also develop a blue
We originally acquired a fragment of this exotic Favia from Richard McKellip around the 2008
time frame. We intended to evaluate the coral for LE status, but fragments were sold quickly
and we eventually lost the tiny seed. While attending the 2012 SW-CFM Coral Show in Southern
California, we received a new seed section of this coral from Pookstreet. He had been
maintaining the coral after also receiving a fragment from Richard McKellip.
Reeffarmers is maintaining a seed section of this coral in a 8 foot Raceway Gyre BiZonal system.
This system is naturally filtered with a semi-cryptic zone and a reef flat exposed zone. In this
captive reef the coral is positioned to receive weak to moderate light levels from a 250 watt
20,000 K Radium metal halide. The first edition fragment of this coral was sold on our Buy
It Now page. List price was $80 for a small fragment with 3 corallite eyes.
Limited Edition Tequila Sunrize Favia Reeffarmers 1st Edition Image.
An exotic Favia that contains a mix of gold, orange and pink pigmentation.
Overall the corallite can develop an orange sunset coloration.
Some layering or patchiness in the pigment distribution also can occur.
Corallite ridges and polyp tentacles contain bluish pigmentation.
Image Copyright © 2011 by Reeffarmers All Rights Reserved.
Copyright © 2011 by Reeffarmers All Rights Reserved.