Route Edition - Exclusive Edition - Route 66 Marine

Route Edition EE
R66 Rouge Lemonade
Acropora sp.
Original from Route 66 Marine
Established March 20th 2015

RE - R66 Rouge Lemonade Acropora - Exclusive Edition
R66 Rouge Lemonade Route Edition Route 66 Marine Seed Colony Image.
An Exotic Acro Slightly Similar to Strawberry Lemonades.
Corallites are Bright Rouge, While Branch Stems are Cream Colored.
Polyps Tentacles are White with Red Pigmentation in Base Areas.
Image Copyright © 2015 by Reeffarmers All Rights Reserved.

An incredibly colorful coral that has rouge colored corallites, a cream colored branch stem and white colored polyps. The polyps extend a white colored long tentacle and there are red pigments in the base area of some tentacles. The rouge colored corallites are raspy in general form but have rounded edges. Cream colored branch stems can take on a bluish color under blue halides.

So how did this coral end up with the name Rouge Lemonade ? The name is based upon it appearing slightly similar to a Rouge Millepora and a Strawberry Lemonade. Sometimes Australia ships a couple of corals as Strawberry Lemonades that are not quite Strawberry Lemonades. They are slightly similar in color and shape, but very different upon closer examination. The polyps of this coral and its rouge color reminded Reeffarmers of the Rouge Millepora LE coral. Eric at Route 66 Marine said this is shipped rarely as the Strawberry Lemonade and agreed that it was something different. So we called it Rouge Millepora Strawberry Lemonade for awhile and eventually settled on the name, Rouge Lemonade.

Reeffarmers is currently maintaining a seed section of this coral in a 8 foot Raceway Gyre BiZonal system. The original stub colony section of this coral died in the Route 66 Marine facility due to heat and system problems in the spring of 2015. The only surviving fragments are the Reeffarmers seed and First Edition fragment.

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 light and moderate to weak water current. The first edition fragment of this coral sold to Hugo Zuniga. Suggested list price on March 20th 2015 was $125 for a small fragment.

R66 Rouge Lemonade EE - copyright Reeffarmers and Route 66 Marine on March 20th 2015

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