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On Saturday I made my weekly run to my LFS and purchased a nice zoa and chatted with the owner who gave me a Blue Ridge frag.
My only exposure to this coral was seeing it in magazines back in the 90s and it was stated that it was endangered and not available in the trade.
Fast forward 25 years and my LFS guy gives me a frag for free.
I came home and looked it up and a few sites have it for sale. I never thought I'd see it let alone have a piece of it.

In the LFS it looked dead almost like a piece of glass, no polyps extended and today my little frag sent out a few polyps to greet me.
Pretty stoke but also apprehensive as I know that it's endangered.

Anyone have this?
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Here it is from mid November.
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Dude, I AM JEALOUS!!!
Hats off to you. My friends who were in the hobby back in the day would DROOL!!!
 
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NICE ,they banned the collection ,as they were pulling and drying out ,selling the dead skeletons for more than the live pieces.
i still have many pieces of mine ,originally added early 90's ,really cool coral,as it melts ,branches,plates.
and is indestructible... :)
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Now i put corals on top of ,when needed...:rolleyes::)
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NICE ,they banned the collection ,as they were pulling and drying out ,selling the dead skeletons for more than the live pieces.
i still have many pieces of mine ,originally added early 90's ,really cool coral,as it melts ,branches,plates.
and is indestructible... :)
WP_20201122_15_20_25_Pro.jpg
V__197F.jpg
WP_20200817_06_10_05_Pro.jpg
WP_20201120_14_41_04_Pro.jpg

Now i put corals on top of ,when needed...:rolleyes::)
IMG_20211130_011404_613.jpg
Looking at your pieces is like looking at the 1990s Holy Grail. Absolutely STUNNING!!!
I had no idea these were around let alone thriving!!! WOW!!!
I TIP MY HAT SIR!!!
 

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NICE ,they banned the collection ,as they were pulling and drying out ,selling the dead skeletons for more than the live pieces.
i still have many pieces of mine ,originally added early 90's ,really cool coral,as it melts ,branches,plates.
and is indestructible... :)
WP_20201122_15_20_25_Pro.jpg
V__197F.jpg
WP_20200817_06_10_05_Pro.jpg
WP_20201120_14_41_04_Pro.jpg

Now i put corals on top of ,when needed...:rolleyes::)
IMG_20211130_011404_613.jpg

Awesome!! This is what I'm looking forward to with mine!!
 
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