Green Elegance Coral
The Green Elegance Coral is quite beautiful.
Here it is when it arrived: pretty "pooped". As with
the Anchor, the Bubble, and the Fox Corals, the Elegance is
mostlly bone when it is asleep. The bone, in this case, forms a C
shaped bowl about 4 inches deep and 8 inches across.
Here it is when it is in full glory, under the
Metal Halide lights. The greens are even brighter in person,
glowing as if lit from within, fluorescing from the ultra violet
And a closeup of the polyps.
Kenya Tree Coral
The Kenya Tree Coral is not as specacular as
the Green Elegance, but it is interesting for another reason. It
looks for all the world like one of those bleached hard corals
which you can buy in stores at the sea shore. The Kenya, however,
is a soft coral, and expands and contracts at will. I bought it
because it was a kind of optical illusion.