What coral do you predict will be the next fad?

Discussion in 'Other Reef Talk' started by Fish Boss, Aug 8, 2017.

  1. Fish Boss

    Fish Boss Supporting Member

    As title states, what corals do you think will be the next fad? I'm guessing either euphylia, or perhaps montiporas
  2. Million dollars: Pulsing Xenia
  3. Wlachnit

    Wlachnit Vice President

    or...dyed Kenya trees
  4. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Webmaster

    Dyed GSP
  5. Ibn

    Ibn Supporting Member

    Limited amount of Euphyllias out there already so I think you've seen the upper ends already on them. Montis are currently already raging with a handful of them pushing in the $500+ range already. Tenuis are in the same boat with 1" sticks costing upwards of $2k (RR jawdropper, JF homewreckers). The fad will continue with tenuis especially with the sheer number of wild rainbow colonies coming in. Mushrooms are still crazy as well with ecluctus, jawbreakers, etc.

    The fad nowadays is actually just high end rainbows that will continue to dominate the scene for the foreseeable future.

    Here's a new one that showed up recently with an undisclosed price. This one happens to be an anemone, a species of "pizza" anemone, Cryptodendrum adhaesivum, to be exact.

    It's currently not doing well and chances are that it won't make it, but I doubt that we'll see the last of these.
  6. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    That's a shame. Beautiful nem! Carpets almost always need to be treated before introducing to DT.

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  7. JVU

    JVU Supporting Member

    This hobby seems ripe for genetically engineered coral to produce unique colors and forms. Could also be used to reduce susceptibility to common problems. Especially now that CRISPR/Cas9 makes it relatively easy. Will be interesting how that plays out since there are so many strong feelings on the subject.

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  8. Wlachnit

    Wlachnit Vice President

    Spoken like a scientist. I agree....especially since most fluorescent proteins that have been cloned come from corals, jellyfish, and the like...it would be easy to do. It's gotten to the point where a hobbyist could undertake this. But, unless a hobbyist undertook this, the market is just too small. So, since you are familiar with the CRISPR/Cas9 editing gene... I nominate you.
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  9. Kremis

    Kremis Supporting Member

    right now mushrooms seem to be the craze, with kryptonite, jawbreakers, bounce, etc
  10. dpc goes west

    dpc goes west Supporting Member

    Rainbow clams anyone?
  11. xcaret

    xcaret Supporting Member

    Colt will be the next one

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