Route Edition - Exclusive Edition - Route 66 Marine

Route Edition EE
R66 Bleeding Oranges
Acropora millepora
Original from Route 66 Marine
Established March 20th 2015

RE - R66 Bleeding Oranges Acropora - Exclusive Edition
R66 Bleeding Oranges Route Edition Route 66 Marine Seed Colony Image.
Very Colorful Acropora millepora with Red Pink Colored Corallites.
Branch Tips Originally were Bright Orange and Appear Orange Red Above.
Polyp Centerss are Darker Red and can Appear Orangish in Coloration.
Tentacles are Bluish White Tipped with an Extended Blue White Tentacle.
Image Copyright © 2015 by Reeffarmers All Rights Reserved.

An incredibly colored Acropora Millepora that has two dominant pigment characteristics. Pink red almost rouge colored corallites and bright orange colored branch tips or axial polyps. The polyps themselves have dark red center coloration that can appear slightly orange. Tentacles can be blue white tipped and a long mostly blue white tentacles extends during the day. This A. millepora has a very limited distribution. The frag above is the only seed section and the Reeffarmers seed and 1st edition were taken from this Route 66 Marine seed.

The R66 Bleeding Oranges Millepora was originally called the Orange Tipped Pink Millepora internally at Route 66 Marine. Chad Capdeboscq who acquired the first edition fragment suggested calling this coral the Blood Orange Millepora and we eventually decided on Bleeding Oranges Millepora. A slight variation of Chad's suggestion that highlights the red and orange pigmentation qualities.

Reeffarmers is currently maintaining a seed section of this coral in a 8 foot Raceway Gyre BiZonal system. We do not know of any parent fragments of this coral that survived the closing of Route 66 Marine. We are assuming that the fragments had died during the heat and system problems that Route 66 Marine experienced in the spring of 2015. There are only two known surviving fragments of this coral. Our seed and the first edition.

Our 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 moderate to strong light and moderate water current. The first edition fragment of this coral was sold at Fragniappe 2015 to Chad Capdeboscq. Suggested list price on March 20th 2015 was $140 for a small fragment.

R66 Bleeding Oranges EE - copyright Reeffarmers and Route 66 Marine on March 20th 2015

Copyright © 2015 by Reeffarmers All Rights Reserved.

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