We’ve seen some awesome colors in Lobophyllia before, even some which deserved to be called “Rainbow” but none more so than the Lobo recently flaunted by LSS. With its neon green base coloration and splashes of orange, pink and bluish purple, LSS’s Rainbow Lobo is on a crazy coral color level rivaled on;y by recent imports of amazing chalice corals. Although we’ve seen all of these colors in branching species of Lobophyllia before, most of those had concentric patterns and beautiful outlines but the Lobo specimen in focus has random splashes of color evenly distributed throughout its mantle, looking every bit like it came from the same colorist as the famous Acid Trip/Melting Pot chalice coral specimen. The Australian-sourced Rainbow Lobophyllia is also a beautiful coral colony and we can only imagine how much this stunner will set back its future owner, but this one of a kind coral masterpiece is worth every penny. Another close up shot after the break. [LSS]
Jake Adams has been an avid marine aquarist since the mid 90s and has worked in the retail side of the marine aquarium trade for more than ten years. He has a bachelor’s degree in Marine Science and has been the managing editor of ReefBuilders.com since 2008. Jake is interested in every facet of the marine aquarium hobby from the concepts to the technology, rare fish to exotic corals, and his interests are well documented through a very prolific career of speaking to reef clubs and marine aquarium events, and writing articles for aquarium publications across the globe. His primary interest is in corals which Jake pursues in the aquarium hobby as well as diving the coral reefs of the world.