Orange Elegance Coral

Elegance Coral: Catalaphyllia jardinei

There aren't many times here at Nemo's Reef that there is a coral we have not seen in our fifteen years in business. But this week was one of those weeks that just wowed us with this Elegance Coral. This was snatched up very quickly by a lucky collector!
Elegance coral (Catalaphyllia jardinei) is an excellent large polyp stony (LPS) coral for the mixed reef tank. This elegant coral is an anemone look-alike and has long, flowing tentacles, although it is more closely related to frogspawn, torch, and hammer corals than sea anemones. Several different color morphs/varieties are available.... but this is the only time we've seen this color morph!