Wow Factor Acropora
A Wet Thumbs Inc. Original
Wow Factor Acropora Limited Edition Stony Coral. Wet Thumbs Inc. Colony Image.
An exotic blue tipped Acropora that can also develop contrasting deep green branch stems.
Stems can appear slightly yellow where green coral pigments and brown algae pigments meld.
In strong light the coral appears more blue and purple where the blue and algae brown mix.
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The Wow Factor Acropora can develop some dramatic two tone pigmentation as can be seen
in the original colony image above. This is an Australian Acropora with smooth branches
and slightly elongated corallites that are also slightly rounded. In its two tone coloration,
branch stems are deep green, while elongated corallites are edged with blue. This blue pigmentation
can extend half way down the sides of the elongated corallites. Reeffarmers believes that this
coral can turn solid blue in strong light, while moderate light might be a better environment
to develop the green branch stems and blue tips. In bright light polyps can turn blue.
This Acropora was originally exported from an Eastern Australia reef slope during the
end of 2010. And it was another exotic Acropora colony acquired
by Dan and Tina of WT Inc..
Reeffarmers acquired our new seed and first edition fragments directly from them
in November of 2011. Dan and Tina recommend strong light and a low nutrient environment
to develop the most intense pigmentation. They state it is a very hardy Acropora and
that fragments do fairly well.
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 $150 for a small fragment.
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