今年我们大约拍摄了20000组珊瑚照片,只有一小部分神摇目夺,看看这些珊瑚,都是万里挑一的绝美品种。我们周末在四王岛发现的这株闪电黄绿桌面就是其中之一。

 

A属鹿角桌面是珊瑚缸中的老常客了。这种精力旺盛的珊瑚拥有众多粉丝,它们伸展着长而茂密的触手寻求食物,你可以轻而易举地从当地的鱼店或你最喜欢的网络珊瑚供应商的中找到不同颜色的这类珊瑚。


 

不过,你什么时候见过这种如落霞般橙色身躯和亮绿色触手的珊瑚呢?

 

同一品种的珊瑚在野外看起来与在珊瑚缸中的略有不同。这些珊瑚,尤其是桌面,在珊瑚缸中生活的时间越长,它们的颜色就会更深,更丰富。不过这株拥有亮绿色触手的野生桌面比珊瑚缸中任何一棵珊瑚都要宝贵。

 

我们询问了少数几个业内行家,大家一致认为这株珊瑚独一无二。Reef Builders Jake Adams指出这株珊瑚神似Jason Fox 公司的太阳耀斑桌面,断肢售价接近300美元(约人民币2000元)。


 

很难将这样一个令人惊叹的野生珊瑚与人工环境下可以变成的不同变种进行比较,因为每个缸的灯光水质参数都不一样,不过,我们很乐意看到这些珊瑚留在原生环境中的模样。

 

我们在四王岛的kri岛上水下1m深的地方发现了这株珊瑚,当退潮时,我们一点都不惊讶它的身体会浮出水面,就像它梦想在陆地上生活一样。

 

友情提示,如果你有一颗桌面,那请保证高光高流,并经常喂食。


 

原文:

Of the 20,000+ corals we’ve had the privilege of photographing this year there are a handful we could put on a pedestal. Holy grail specimens, one in a million ultra corals. But this electric lime aid millie we spotted over the weekend in Raja Ampat is in a league of its own.

 

Acropora millepora is about as classic as aquarium corals come. This high energy coral, with its long shaggy tentacles begging for food, is a fan favorite and you would be hard press not to find a few different color variety at your local fish store or in the online WYSIWYG catalogs of your favorite coral vendors.

 

But when have you ever seen something so spectacular as this sunset orange millie with striking lime green polyps?

 

Corals in the wild will always look slightly different than their aquarium counterparts. And the longer any corals get fragged and propagated in reef tanks the colors, especially in millie become darker and richer. But this bright green polyps of this perfect wild carimbos colony would be a prize gem in any reef aquarium.

 

We asked a few of our friends around the industry and everyone agrees this is something truly unique. Reef Builders own Jake Adams pointed out that it looks quite similar to the Jason Fox Solar Flare millie, with little fuzzy fraglets selling for nearly $300. 

 

It’s tough to compare such a stunning wild colony to the different morphs these corals can become in captivity, as each tank and lighting parameters are set differently. However, it’s nice to see how this magnificent these corals can appear when left up to mother nature.

 

We found this colony while snorkeling at slack tide Kri Island Raja Ampat, in 3 feet (1m) of water. At the lowers of low tides we wouldn’t be surprised to see this axial tips poking out of the surface dreaming of a life on land!

 

This is a good reminder if you have a millie, keep the flow high, feed feed feed and turn up the lights!! These are tough little corals with high metabolism just waiting to shine.