This weekend at Fragstock in Denver CO we caught sight of some amazing orange frogspawn coral that was being offered by Midwest Saltwater. We’ve seen the yellow torches and the orange hammers, but the orange frogspawn was definitely a first sighting for many reefing vets at the show. After orange hammer and yellow torch corals from Australia we guess it was just a matter of time until some orange frogspawn showed up. However, it was surprising that both the orange frogspawn species we spotted were imported at the same time, in the branching forms, from Indonesia.
The two different orange frogspawns were of the branching species Euphyllia paradivisa and E. yaeyamensis instead of E. divisa, the larger and more solitary and more showy species. How weird is it that both species showed up together, and from Indonesia instead of Australia? Bill swore up and down his supplier claimed “Indo” as the source location of these beautiful orange frogspawn corals. We spent more time photographing the E. paradivisa branches because it was more vivid and better expanded but the E. yaeyamensis had more green near the mouth and was probably ripe for getting colored under high quality reef lights. Pictures after the break.