SPS Deep Dive – Purple Monster

One of the great things about this hobby are the nicknames given to designer, high end Acropora. The Icefire Enchinata, ORA Pearlberry, Strawberry Shortcake, Tyree Red Dragon and Tyree Pink Lemonade are a few examples of corals with eclectic names. An eye catching name is certainly important to create awareness and drive demand so marketing is a big part of the game. Some of the names seem logical while others make you scratch your head and wonder. For instance, the Oregon Blue Tort makes sense since it is a blue Tortuosa that was originally propagated for sale in Oregon. On the other hand, the Purple Monster is very purple but how the heck did they come up with the Monster part? Purple Monster’s Typically Have White Polyps