A R2R Spotlight: "Armageddon"

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jonbar1

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Does anyone have Herman Reds or pics of them? From the few photos I've seen they seem like a more solid red colored morph of Armageddon. Of course they could look much different in person due to polyp size and all that.
 

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Hey guys, I'm a bit late on this...but better late than never. These are my all time favorites, and sadly, I own not a single polyp currently. A good friend locally has about 12-15 polyps he is growing to get me the stock back. At one time I had enough to fill a 5 gallon bucket...actually still looking for those pics.

Origin, unknown...but defintely not Caribbean. When I owned the fish store we had a customer that also built some very nice cabinets. He invited me over one day to check out his tank as he was wanting to upgrade some equipment. I was not prepared for what awited me. He had a 120gal in wall, and the only corals were one wall of GSP, one wall of PSP, a huge rock of brown palys, and the rest was being overtaken by the Armegeddons...we're talking 4-5000 polyps easy. Well, he didn't like the Armegeddons (insert evil laugh here!) so I asked what he wanted to clear some out....he said $100 take all you can fit in a bucket...so, just to make him happy (ok, 1 more evil laugh), I obliged.

That was just towards the end of summer 05'. They did fantastic here until the beginning of summer 06' and the first heat wave came on much earlier than expected. My tanks are all outside, and that one ominous day the temps in the water hit 92-93 for a couple of hours max. The Armegeddons never recovered and I painfully watched them dissolve over the next couple months while I did everything humanly possible to save them.

Here's some pics for old times sake. If you have some of these, treasure them, they are beyond compare...well, at least IMO

Enjoy!


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MarvinsReef

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ouch.. 4000-5000 Armageddons! darn...

I'm sorry to hear that Bryan.. Armageddons are my favorite zoas.. now if I can just get mine to grow! :(

I'm sure you'll see 'em come your way.. sooner or later..

does the original guy still have some?
 

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yo! here's my pic contributions..





FraggleReef's version


side by side.. lost couple of polyps of Armageddon also..
 

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Wish I still had some of these. I got a good deal on a frag from bryan last year, but sadly they got infested by some tough green algae and never came back. hopefully i'll run across another chance to pick some up in the future, they were really nice.
 

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Since some more have resurfaced and more people have them now, BUMP





This same frag at the beginning of the year:
 

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this morph will always be one of my favorites... :) :D :)

above is the pic of mommy... thanks again paintballer768...




 

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No question it is my favorite!

PS. Marv your pics are not allowed until I get mine....drool!
 

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No question it is my favorite!

PS. Marv your pics are not allowed until I get mine....drool!
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I was staring at them in awe last night for about 5 mins... LoLz... :)
 

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