Blueberry Diesel Acropora
Coral Type: Zoanthid/Palythoa
Scientific Name: Acropora sp.
Photo Courtesy of: Reeffarmers
All polyps on the Blueberry Diesel have dark blue colored polyp tentacles. These tentacles contrast sharply with the fluorescent green to cream white branch stems. Branch ends can also develop purple pigmentation. Corallites near branch ends can turn completely purple, but the typical pattern is too develop purple along the corallite edge.
Josh at Gonzo Coral Frags acquired this striking Acropora from Oculus Aquatics back in 2011. It was labeled as a no name exotic fragment at the time. Josh recommends moderate to strong light and strong flow.
Reeffarmers is maintaining a seed section of this coral in a 8 foot Raceway Gyre BiZonal system. This 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 to strong light and moderate water current. The first edition fragment of this coral is being sold on our Buy It Now web page. Introductory list price is $90 for a small fragment.