Route Edition - Exclusive Edition - Route 66 Marine

Route Edition EE
R66 Two Tone Matrix
Acropora papillare
Original from Route 66 Marine
Established March 31st 2015

RE - R66 Two Tone Matrix Acropora - Exclusive Edition
R66 Two Tone Matrix Route Edition Route 66 Marine Seed Colony Closeup Image.
Very Similar to the Original Blue Matrix with a Two Tone Blue Pigmentation.
Exotic Flared Corallites Form Pattern Similar to the Blue Matrix Coral.
The Two Tone Blue has a Random Pigmentation Pattern with Light Blue and Dark Blue.
Image Copyright © 2015 by Reeffarmers All Rights Reserved.

The R66 Two Tone Matrix coral has a two tone blue pigmentation pattern that is composed of a light blue and a dark blue. The dark blue appears in random locations, but is primarily on the center area of the flared corallite edge. Axial end corallites are thick walled and short. This probable Acropora papillare species morph was grown in fairly strong current and has developed slightly stout branches. Corallites form the matrix like text pattern, but are very dense due to the corals stout morphology.

Reeffarmers found this coral at Route 66 Marine where Eric had pulled the coral out from a large shipment and set it aside as being exotic. Only a few frags were salvaged from the seed colony imaged above. Originally in house this coral was called the Blue Violet Tenuis for its prerelease name.

Reeffarmers is currently maintaining a seed section of this coral in a 8 foot Raceway Gyre BiZonal system. The parent fragments of this coral are not known to have survived the closure of Route 66 Marine. We do not know of any other frags that were distributed except for our first and second editions.

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 strong to moderate light and moderate water current. The first edition fragment of this coral was sold at Reef Currents 2015 to Zach MacDonald. Suggested list price on March 31st 2015 is $155 for a small fragment. A second edition tiny was harvested from Reeffarmers seed and shipped to Mike Paletta in April 2015.

R66 Two Tone Matrix Acropora EE - copyright Reeffarmers and Route 66 Marine on March 31st 2015

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