Mystery Coral Answer: Cornbred’s Flaming Unicorn Acropora

13 Aug, 2021

A sneak peek from CORAL Magazine's Reef Visions column, September/October 2021, where photographer Michael Vargas gets you up close and personal with this amazing Acropora cultivar. Image credit: Michael Vargas/MVargas Photography.
A sneak peek from CORAL Magazine’s Reef Visions column, September/October 2021, where photographer Michael Vargas gets you up close and personal with this amazing Acropora cultivar. Image credit: Michael Vargas/MVargas Photography.

CORNBRED FLAMING UNICORN ACRO
Acropora cf. granulosa
Mythical Corals
Grand Prairie, Texas
mythicalcorals.com
Geographic Origin: unknown
Light Level: High, 350–400 PAR
Flow Level: Moderate to High
Care Level: Advanced
Notes: “I acquired a standard-sized frag many years ago from Richard Negret at Cornbred Corals and have had it ever since. After many years of growing and collecting corals, this piece is truly the most intriguing Acropora I have in my collection,” says Mythical Corals’s proprietor, Thinh Vu. “It is equally vibrant as it is eye-catching, but do not underestimate the difficulty of this Acropora.”

Getting a little more background on this coral, Richard Negret added, “The original piece came from the World Wide Corals farm many years ago. It was an unnamed coral, and I got a frag from it. Vic [Victor Fornari, WWC CEO] later told me they lost the colony, but I grew the frag and ultimately named it the Flaming Unicorn.”

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Matt Pedersen

Matt Pedersen is a Sr. Editor and Associate Publisher with Reef To Rainforest Media, LLC & CORAL Magazines, and is a Sr. Editor and Publishing Partner with Aquatic Media Press, LLC & AMAZONAS Magazine. Matt has kept aquariums for 38 years, has worked in most facets of the aquarium trade, is an active aquarist and fish breeder (both marine and freshwater), and was recognized with the 2009 MASNA Award as the MASNA Aquarist of the Year.

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