With both Echinophyllia and Oxypora chalice corals already getting their time in the multicolored spotlight, it was only a matter of time before stupendous streaked specimens of Mycedium started showing up. Exotic Sealife International, a wholesaler out of South Florida is flaunting what we believe the first such of these heterogenous colored chalice corals.
Along with a slaty blue-grey base coloration and link pinkish to peach colored oral disc ‘eyes’, the streaking Mycedium appears to be wearing a flowing green ribbon. This ain’t no standard horn-coral green color though, it’s that unique sparkly metallic green that typifies some of the solid green specimens of Mycedium and Pectinia.
Andrea’s streaking green Mycedium may be one of the first examples of this color type, it certainly won’t be last, but there’s no telling when the next one will show up, or with what frequency. We’re usually an advocate for keeping the greatest colonies intact, or at least mostly so, but since Mycedium makes such good hardy frags this is one time we really hope this streaking green Mycedium colony goes to a reputable coral farmer.