YR Golden Eye Chalice

Coral Type: Chalices

Scientific Name:
Genus: Unknown
Color: Purple, Pink
Feeding: None - Photosynthetic
Flow: Low
Lighting: Low
Photo Courtesy of: Reef Gen

Another interesting chalice from John at Your Reef. The YR Golden Eye Chalice has some brilliant golden colored corallite eyes. Additionally there are some interesting qualities to the surface pigments. The surface of the coral is primarily pink, but some areas develop a more blue coloration. A few corallites on the original coral were colored fluorescent green instead of the normal brilliant golden color. It is possible that new corallites begin green colored and then morph to the golden color as they fully develop. The leading edge of the coral also develops a bright green ring. The corallites of this coral are flat and they do not protrude. There are small surfaces protrusions (spikes) that occur on the corals surface.

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