Fluffy Pillow Art

Morgan MooreBy Morgan Moore 5 years agoNo Comments

Growing corals and selling them for a living seems like an ideal job to other reef aquarists; actually my time is filled with a lot of online work, fragging, aquarium cleaning, box making, and other tedious chores. The one thing that has kept me engaged for over a decade is the corals. Being able to experience the beauty of corals, their never-ending combinations of colors, shapes, and behaviors fuels my addiction. While watching a beautiful fireworks display during 4th of July I found myself thinking of corals.

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Stunning Pink Morph Wellsophyllia

Wellsophyllia are one of those corals that most reef aquarists purchase during their first few months of owning a new aquarium; they are easy to keep and do well in medium light. As they grow in a reef aquarium they can inflate to epic proportions and fill in the area around them. Commonly found in mixes of red and green, those are just a small portion of the color spectrum that they occupy. Wellsophyllia are the abstract art of the reef world; fluffy pillows of coral that display every hue possible and probably quite a few that our eyes can’t even pick up. We should not think of them as open brains, more as amazing living paintings. Truly we are blessed to live on a planet with such interesting creatures.

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Common red morph

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Aquamarine Swirl

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Neon Splatter

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Rainbow Convict

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Ultra Rainbow

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Sofas for my Rhinopias

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 Morgan Moore

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I'm a native Floridian who has been living in crazy, hot Miami for over 15 years. I live in Coral Gables, my name means protector of the sea or coral depending on the language, so it is just my destiny that I grow coral for a living. I love this planet and I'm always try to be outdoors when I'm not fragging or writing. You can check out my coral babies at: Reefgardener.net

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