You know we’ve covered our fair share of sensational corals in our many years of blogging but there’s always a coral out there which is ready to raise the bar and blow our minds. The latest incomprehensibly colorful coral comes to us from Australia via Cairns Marine, and what a wild rainbow of color it is!
The “Rainbow Lifesaver” Lobophyllia, as the Cairns Marine staff is affectionately calling this coral, is simply breathtaking. It was collected just south of Cairns, Australia one of Cairns Marine’s coral specialist, Simon Ford on the “Sharpshooter”.
This Lifesaver Lobo would be stunning if it was just an orange lobo with a red mouth, OR a green lobo with black mouth, but it alternates between these two colors in a bombastic way even under daylight light spectrum. Can you even imagine what this coral looks like under actinic blue spectrum lighting?
I bet it’s quite moving to see in person, and whoever ends up with this coral is going to be one very lucky reefer. Better yet, unlike a single-polyp, solitary masterpiece Scolie or Acanthophyllia, this Lobo has the potential to branch and split and produce more polyps, so we’re keeping our tentacles crossed that this coral gets cultured, and somehow enters the hobby frag-stream for many reefers to enjoy and propagate.