Mummy Eye

by | Apr 22, 2014 | Science | 0 comments

The Mummy Eye chalice coral has been around the hobby for a long while but it is still one of my favorites.  The striking beauty of this coral and the bright pigments of the captive grown specimens can not be overstated.  This coral was grown from a seed fragment originally purchased from Atlantis and is one of my favorite varieties.  It is relatively slow to grow but the rewards are huge.  It is very hardy and can survive nicely in lower light areas.  The coral does require some space as it produces sweeper polyps that can burn almost any coral in its path.  This specimen has been growing nicely in the shaded area of a captive reef for a few years.  The back portion was removed for propagation about 6 months prior to this image and most of the mass removed has grown back.  The coral is a Echinophyllia aspera.


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