上周,一块来自印度尼西亚的神奇调色盘断肢来到了我们手里,迄今为止我们从未见过类似的珊瑚,这块独一无二的调色盘断肢由Bali水族公司在爪哇海收集到的,并且迅速被拍了照片。


 

调色盘的学名叫Echinophyllia aspera,虽然这种特殊珊瑚很常见, 但是通常都没有非常丰富的颜色,在爪哇海,我们经常看到有五种颜色的调色盘,正红或者正绿色,带有少许金色橙色,它的要不是红色要不是绿色,很少出现两色混合的情况。

 

通常我们会在水下20米左右的珊瑚礁底发现它们,这里的海水水非常浑浊。由于它们栖息地的特征,这种珊瑚每天大部分时候都处在阴影之下,只有几小时阳光通过20米水深而照射到它们。


 

所以,我们需要知道,直射的高强度灯光并不适合调色盘,我们需要把它们放置在无光环境下几天,然后慢慢地把它们移到温和的蓝色灯光下(约20-30PAR)。


 

在开始养殖它们的时候为了保护调色盘,通常都把它们放在格子板上,这时候还有一些泥沙在调色盘身上,不过几天后水流就会冲刷干净。这是我们发现的第二块同种调色盘的断肢,这块比第一块更好。

 

第一块断肢六个月前运去了Unique corals公司,它确实美得超凡于尘世之外,纵使我在印度尼西亚运输珊瑚已经有20年了,我也从来没见过类似这样的珊瑚。我觉得已经不太可能找到这样的珊瑚了,即便是尺寸小一点,颜色更丰富一点,也不可能。


 

这块调色盘疯狂的混合了各种颜色。它的底部是深勃艮第葡萄酒红,有时会变成浅蓝色,溅满了红色、橙色和绿色的点线条。它使我们想起滴色画。就像大自然母亲提醒我们,她才是艺术的精髓。

 

谁能得到它呢?我希望它能得到爱,长得很好,能在其他爱好者之间共享,所以它永远不会死……它是如此独特!如此珍贵了!



原文:

Last week an insane piece of Chalice came up from Indonesia. It’s like nothing we have ever encountered so far. This Unique piece collected by Bali aquarium somewhere in the Java Sea, was quickly snapped by Sea Dwelling Creatures.

 

The chalice is an Echinophyllia aspera – While the particular species is quite common, it doesn’t come usually in a very wide range of colorations. In the Java sea, we usually see 5 color morphs, the plain red or green, very rarely orange-gold, and the convict that can be either green or red and very seldom a mix of both.

 

We usually find these at the bottom of reef walls, below 20 m (60feet) of water, in very turbid waters. Due to the configuration of their habitat, they are shaded most of day, and probably receive just few hours of direct exposure, and then through 20 m of seawater.

 

So we need to remember that direct, intense lighting is not the best thing for chalice corals. We actually keep them without lighting for few days, before we start slowly to expose them to very mild blue LED light (20-30 PAR).

 

They also can be placed under egg crate to protect them at the beginning. They’re used to have a bit of silt sitting on them, but every few days a good current washes this out.It’s the second piece in the same lineage we ever found, but this second one is even better.

 

The first piece went to Unique corals, about 6 months ago, and was already out of this world, 20 years shipping corals out of Indonesia, I had never seen anything like it. I couldn’t imagine finding another piece, anytime soon, even though smaller in size, but even better in coloration。

 

This Ludicrous Chalice is an insane mix of color. Its base is deep Burgundy turning sometime light blue, splashed with dots and lines of Red, Orange and Green. It reminds us of a dripping painting. It’s like Mother Nature remembering us, that she’s is the very essence of Art.

 

Who ever gets this pieces, I hope it will receive love, grow very well, an will be spread among other hobbyist, so it never dies… It’s so unique! It’s so precious!