Mystery Coral: June ’22 #2

23 Jun, 2022

Can you identify this mystery coral?
Can you identify this mystery coral?

Corals showing this mixed, somewhat “piebald” type of coloration are an interesting twist on classic forms. Whether they come about naturally or are the process of creating chimeras manually at the hands of industrious coral farmers, they are uncommon and generally command higher prices, but are otherwise no different from the more typical forms with regards to captive husbandry. The trick….trying to ensure that the mix of coloration remains in each and every fragment and colony!

Can you ID this coral? Make your guesses, and check back next week for the answer!

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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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