Limited Edition
WWC Pink Duster Acro
A World Wide Corals Original

Limited Edition WWC Pink Duster Original Colony Imaged.
Wow. Another diamond in the rough coral gem from World Wide Corals.
A bluish and pink two tone coral with pigments that appear dusted or painted.
The coral also has bushy polyp tentacles that are red with pink to white tips.
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Now this is a very unique and rare Acropora coral. The WWC Pink Duster has basically a two tone pigmentation pattern consisting of blue areas and pink areas that intermix in distinct patches. It appears that this may be a primarily pink Acropora that has a blue pigment that can grow over the pink. There appears to be no set pattern of where the pink or where the blue can be located. Corallites can be either solid pink, solid blue or partly pink and partly blue. This helps to give the corals pigments a painted or dusted appearance. Polyps however all have red tentacles with tips that turn pink to white. They also extend partially during the day giving the coral a bushy appearance in places.

The WWC Pink Duster acropora was exported from Australia in mid year 2012. After the long trip from Down Under however, the coral did not seem to have very much color. Victor Fornari of WWC saw something very special in this coral and selected it out of dozens that had arrived from Australia that day. The crew back at the WWC shop however were not so impressed with Victor's selection. Victor had to persuade the crew that his incredible eye for coral color had spotted faint baby blue pigments in the base area along with faint pink pigments throughout the coral branches. After a few months the mostly brown coral had developed some amazing pigments. Now it had a strong baby blue base color with an overall pink coloration though out the polyps. During grow out these pink pigments were showing up on the coral and almost appeared as a pink dust.

Reeffarmers acquired our seed fragments of this coral directly from World Wide Corals during the return leg of the 2013 Reeffarmers End of Summer Road Trip. That road trip included stops in the following cities: Dallas, Biloxi, Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, Orlando, Atlanta and Birmingham.

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 light levels from a 400 watt SE 20,000 K metal halide. The Reeffarmers first edition fragment of this coral was sold in Atlanta during the return leg of the 2013 Reeffarmers End of Summer Road Trip. The coral lists for $179.99.

World Wide Corals recommends high flow and very strong light for the WWC Pink Duster. They have the parent colony and as of mid September 2013 they have distributed 3 fragments. Reeffarmers got their 1st edition. Tony Vargas got their 2nd edition at MACNA 2013 and is growing it out in his new 300 gallon South Florida reef. Their 3rd edition went to Uchin Chong of the Dallas/Fort Worth area and it was also distributed at MACNA 2013.

Limited Edition WWC Pink Duster Original Colony Upper Branches Imaged.
Two tone dusting pigmentation is visible in this upper branch section.
It appears that the bluish and pink pigments are dusted or painted onto the branches.
In some areas the bluish pigments appear to be growing over the pink branches.
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Limited Edition WWC Pink Duster Original Colony Lower Branches Imaged.
Slightly shaggy polyps have dark red colored tentacles in the base area.
Tips of polyp tentacles are colored bright pink to white.
This coral has some very unique and exotic qualities.
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