This weeks’ Featured Coral of the Week comes to us from Jason Fox Signature Corals. Recently I reached out to Jason to see if he had anything new coming out in the way of higher end chalice corals. Above is a particularly stunning mycedium coral that Jason collected from Indonesia while he was on a dive trip three years ago. Jason named this the Raja Rampage Chalice. Jason tells us that it has a solid growth rate and that like many mycedium corals, this coral prefers low to medium lighting and moderate to low flow in the aquarium. Jason found the Raja Rampage while diving along a remote island where it was located on a ledge at a depth of 60 feet. The colors are simply amazing
We’ve seen some pretty awesome chalices in our day, but this one is probably going to rank right up near the top of our list of all time favorites. Called the Acid Patchwork Echinophyllia, this rainbow colored colony from Unique Corals is totally different from the other multi-colored chalices that we’ve come across in recent years. Undoubtedly, there has been a huge explosion of out-of-this-world chalices, but this one differs from the rest of the pack in that its colors look like they were dripped onto the coral canvas. Most of the chalices we’ve seen have a distinct separation of colors, but the Acid Patchwork piece blends and layers the colors so much better. According to Unique Corals, this maricultured chalice has been in captivity for several weeks, maintaining its ‘”acid-etched” conglamoration of color’ under LED lighting. The price on this insane coral was set at just under $1100, but it has been marked as “out of stock” on the site.