Ok, last awesome coral of the day. This one, called the Cookie Monster Acropora, comes to us via Gonzo Corals, and given its colors, we can certainly see how this name is somewhat appropriate. We say somewhat only for the fact that the polyps are red, but that’s really neither here nor there, especially since this coral is just so gorgeous. Getting back to the coral’s beautiful colors, we see a deep blue, almost purple base color that lightens a tad at the tip of the corallite, obviously being punctuated with that red polyp. The blue takes on more of a pink appearance in the Cookie Monster frag (see link below), but that full blown colony seems to stay more true to the name.
While the Cookie Monster isn’t of the A. tortuosa variety, it sure does bring back memories of all those blue torts that were so popular in the early 2000s. Blue acros were all the rage back then, and I guess they still are, but seeing this beautiful piece certainly kicked up the nostalgia factor for me.
Anyways, a frag of Cookie Monster Acro is currently listed on eBay with a handful of bids and a price hovering over $40.