Limited Edition
Pinky the Bear Acropora
A Uchins Select Corals Original

Limited Edition USC Pinky the Bear Acropora Reeffarmers Seed Closeup Imaged.
When fully colored the Pinky the Bear Acro contains some fascinating pigmentation.
Best pigment development occurs on branches exposed to moderate to strong light.
Branch stems can turn cream blue, while corallites develop a purple blue.
Pink pigmentation can develop on corallite edges and along corallite walls.
Polyps contain an incredibly long extended tentacle that is colored cream blue.
Polyps were partially retracted in the above Reeffarmers photostation image.
Image Copyright © 2012 by Reeffarmers All Rights Reserved.

What an incredible looking Acropora coral that contains pigmentation patterns and corallite morphology that are highly unusual. Reeffarmers received our seed section directly from Uchins Select Corals. This coral was grown by Uchin Chong who lives in the Dallas Fort Worth area. Branch stems can develop a bright blue color that contrasts sharply with the dark purple blue corallites. These corallites can develop pink pigments along their upper edges. Corallite walls also contain some very unique grove patterns. Polyps develop an extended cream blue colored tentacle during the day that gives the coral an overall hairy and colorful appearance.

Reeffarmers is very glad we decided to stop and observe the incredible show reef of Uchin Chong. His reef utilizes a combination of T5 and LED lighting that really enhances the visible intensity of the pigments contained on the Pinky the Bear Acropora. Uchin acquired the Acropora in 2010 and it was exported from Australia. The coral develops some incredible polyp extension and when Uchin saw this fluffy Acro, the name Bear was based on its fluffy or furry appearance. Uchin recommends strong current and moderate light levels for best health and coloration.

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 strong to moderate light levels from a 400 watt SE 20,000 K metal halide. The first retail edition fragment of this coral is currently being sold on our Buy It Now web page. The introductory price is $175.00 .

Limited Edition USC Pinky the Bear Acropora Reeffarmers Branch Closeup Imaged.
The very unusual and rare pink rimmed corallites are clearly visible in this closeup image.
Also note the very unusual elongated groves located along the corallite walls.
Some patches of pink pigmentation can also be seen on outer corallite walls.
Image Copyright © 2012 by Reeffarmers All Rights Reserved.

Copyright © 2012 by Reeffarmers All Rights Reserved.

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