珊瑚已成为水族箱收藏中不可或缺的一部分。这促使许多珊瑚供应商会为他们出售的珊瑚取些“令人惊艳的”名字。这些“命名珊瑚”在全球大多都非常普遍,其中一些来自珊瑚养殖场,数量极多,只有一些珊瑚是真的值得用一个独特的名称来供人们赏识。

 

Mardi Gras Lord珊瑚可能是我们见过的Micromussa lordhowensis脑珊瑚中最令人赞叹的。这种珊瑚在路易斯安那州地区闻名多年,但直到2017年MACNA展览会上,我们才对它们有了更好的了解。

 

在所有lordhowensis珊瑚中,色彩像彩虹的和环形边缘为黄色的Micro Lords珊瑚最引人注目、备受追捧。Mardi Gras Lord就是后一类,它有着色彩鲜艳的环形边缘,色调为橙黄色,外面还有一圈绿色,中心为深紫褐色。

 

这种令人惊叹的Micromussa lordhowensis脑珊瑚最初是由位于路易斯安那州什里夫波特的Epic Aquaria发现并培育。这种珊瑚菌株只是一小簇多彩的息肉,恰好长在了含有一些色彩变体的“复合”珊瑚菌落的旁边。Epic Aquaria多年来一直在培育和推广这种名副其实的珊瑚,而且他们也做得非常好。这种珊瑚在Radion Gen 3 LED灯下,PAR值略高于100 umols时,呈现的色彩是最美丽的。

 

Mardi Gras Lord的整体外观完全符合了珊瑚收藏家和亮色珊瑚爱好者的期待。无论是作为微缸中的小断枝还是作为大展示缸中的大型成熟珊瑚群落,Mardi Gras Lord都非常适合。

 

原文:

Coral strains have become such an integral part of aquarium coral collecting, it has motivated many coral slingers to slap names on virtually every coral they sell. Most of these ‘named corals’ are simply corals that are globally very common, many coming from coral farms in huge numbers, while some of these corals are truly worthy of being recognized with a unique identifying name. 

 

The Mardi Gras Lord coral is probably one of the most deserving of any Micromussa lordhowensis strains we’ve ever seen. This strain has been locally well-known in the Louisiana area for several years now, but it wasn’t until MACNA 2017 that we finally got a good look at it for ourselves. 

 

Of all the Lord coral strains, the rainbows and the yellow-ringed Micro Lords are among the most striking, and highly sought after. The Mardi Gras Lord falls in this latter category with a brilliant ring which is more orange than yellow, bordered by green on the outside and with a deep dark purplish brown center. 

 

This stunning Micromussa lordhowensis coral strain was first discovered and cultured by Epic Aquaria of Shreveport Louisiana. The strain was just a small cluster of colorful polyps on the side of a ‘compound’ colony which included some other color morphs. Epic Aquaria has been growing and promoting this well-named strain for several years and it seems to do very well and color up best under a PAR of just a touch over 100 umols under Radion Gen 3 LEDs. 

 

The overall appearance of the Mardi Gras Lord is a perfect storm for coral collectors and bright coral lovers all around. Whether it’s a small frag in a nano tank or a large grown out colony in a bigger display, the Mardi Gras Lord checks the box at both the macro scale and when viewed from across the room.