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    Reef News | ORA Red Planet, Preserved Whale Shark, Butterfly fish off NY, Warner Marine Zeo Reactor, Xenus Wavemaker, BK Releases, The Peppermint Angel

      ORA has released a new coral, the Red Planet Table shown above. It looks to be a beautiful Acropora anthocercis. Here’s info sent out to LFS, posted on RC: This has been our most anticipated release of the year. The coral is truly stellar and sure to be the talk of the town. It […]

     

    ORA has released a new coral, the Red Planet Table shown above. It looks to be a beautiful Acropora anthocercis. Here’s info sent out to LFS, posted on RC:

    This has been our most anticipated release of the year. The coral is truly stellar and sure to be the talk of the town. It is predominantly vivid red with how pink tips and a metallic green base. fragments of this coral closely resemble what most might call a Acropora millepora or prostrata but it grows into a tightly spaced, flat topped, true table coral as it matures.

    We have been working with this particular strain for over two years. We started with a single tiny fragment obtained from a hobbyist in Europe. We are truly proud to finally release this one.

    The Red Planet Table displays excellent growth and color under a wide variety of lighting conditions and has proven to be one of our hardiest corals. You truly must see it to believe it. You can be sure that your customers will be anxiously awaiting this acro’s arrival so you might want to go ahead and start your waiting list.

     

    32ft Whale Shark is a taxidermy delight. This “display” unveils this week at the Suffolk County Vanderbuilt Museum.  

     NY Fish

    If you’re in New York, you may want to head over to Southampton. Strays are being brought up this far north from the gulf stream, including Blue Angels and Four Eye Butterflies.  Read the article by the NY Times about these baby tropical drifters and Joe Yaiullo’s Atlantis Marine World crew catching them.  

    Z3 Zeo Reactor 

    Warner Marine Zeo Reactors are on their way. A simple pump style zeo reactor that can be used in-sump or with some creative plumbing, externally as well. Shown above is the 3 liter Z3 model. They should hit stores around the end of this month.

    We reviewed Sfiligoi’s Xenus Wavemaker, read the article here. 

    Proline introduced the new Bubble King Supermarin 300 skimmer from Royal Exclusiv. They have also now introduced the new BK Mini 180 and 200 that we showed you in the SM300 post.

    boylei

    Photo: ReefKeeping Magazine

    Chip Boyle’s group that brought in the deepwater Privitera Anthias is offering the infamous Peppermint Angel, Paracentropyge boylei, on a demand basis. For just shy of $20,000 you can own the holy grail of rare fish. If that’s a bit too rich, but you want a deepwater Cook Island fish, LiveAquaria is selling the Privitera’s for only $900 each.  

    4 Comments

    1. August 8, 2008 at 10:48 AM | Permalink

      $20,000 for a fish! You got to be kidding me…

      Red Planet coral looks very cool. Wonder what a frag of that baby will retail for.

      …doesn’t matter to me though, being based in the UK and everything (nevermind being tankless, lol)

    2. JS
      August 11, 2008 at 12:17 PM | Permalink

      The Peppermint is hands down my favorite fish. I hope someone in the U.S. buys one so we can at least see more photos.

    3. April 20, 2009 at 11:39 AM | Permalink

      FYI – Your picture of the ORA Red Planet is not a ORA Red Planet. The ORA Red Planet has a bright green base color with amazing red corallite structures and red polyps. It is not all red as pictured above.

    4. April 21, 2009 at 10:43 AM | Permalink

      @ Richard, IIRC that is a parent colony in one of ORA’s systems. Most likely under natural sunlight. If you look closely you can see hints of green, but nothing like we see under 20K halides.

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