A Wet Thumbs Inc. Original
Limited Edition Venesian Acropora Reeffarmers Actual First Edition Fragment.
The Venesian has developed an incredible blue and purple coloration.
Branch stems are baby blue to cream blue, while corallte edges and tips are purple.
Polyps fluoresce bright green and they do extend partially during the day.
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The Venesian Acropora is a deepwater coral that has developed additional pigmentation in captivity.
Branches were originally colored green along their stems with purple tips or branch ends. Polyps
were fluorescent green. Would have basically appeared as a deepwater tricolor. Over time in captivity
however a brilliant baby to cream blue has developed along the branch stems and along the entire
corallite walls. The corallite edges and branch ends are purple to purple blue colored.
Another incredible coral find from WT Inc..
Wet Thumbs Inc. recommends moderate light with moderate to strong water current. The image below
shows the original colony right after it was acquired. The fragment image above represents
the color morphology that the coral has developed within captive systems. We are assuming the
extra blue pgimentation is due to moderate light levels. Deepwater corals generally experience weak
to low light levels in nature.
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 moderate light levels
from a 250 watt DE 20,000 K metal halide. The first retail edition fragment of this coral is being sold
on our Buy It Now web page. The Buy It Now introductory sales price is $95.00 . We also sold another
fragment from our original seed to a wholesale customer. Retail fragments of this coral have listed
up to $170.
Limited Edition Venesian Acropora Wet Thumbs Inc. Original Colony.
The original colony contained purple branch ends with fluorescent green branch stems.
They was just a hint of blue pigmentation along some of the branches.
Green fluorescent polyps have always partially extended during the day.
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