Viet Nam Ultra
Here are some photos that show some of the Viet Nam, in particular, various mushrooms and zoas. Some of these photos are corals from the "Regular" Viet Nam box and some are from the Ultra box. We have tried to call it out as much as possible.
ORDERING INFORMATION:

Viet Nam Regular

Viet Nam Ultra
This top set of photos are all from the Viet Nam Ultra box ...



Thanks to Lee in MS for these two nice photos!

Viet Nam Ultra

Viet Nam Ultra



Many thanks to Steve from San Diego, Calif. for sharing the following nine photos with us!

Viet Nam Ultra


Viet Nam Ultra


Viet Nam Ultra


Viet Nam Ultra


Viet Nam Ultra


Viet Nam Ultra


Viet Nam Ultra


Viet Nam Ultra


Viet Nam Ultra





This set of photos are all from the Viet Nam "Regular" box ...

Many thanks to Robert V. of Grand Rapids, MI for sharing the following eleven photos with us!

Viet Nam Leather


Viet Nam Mushroom


Viet Nam Ricordea


Viet Nam Ricordea


Viet Nam Zoanthids


Viet Nam Zoanthids


Viet Nam Zoanthids


Viet Nam Zoanthids


Viet Nam Zoanthids


Viet Nam Zoanthids


Viet Nam Zoanthids



A special THANK YOU to David B. for sharing the following photos with us!
Viet Nam Ultra

This is one of the Ultra Zoa rocks.
Orange pastel tentacles with dark indigo blue centers
and pale sky blue mouth! OMG! VERY nice.
We can't pick and choose ultra types, but they are ultra.




Viet Nam Ultra

This is Ultra Box stuff ... that is the alien green flower leather they have. Note that ultra zoa rock left of the blue sponge or leather, note that zoa with red tentacles and blue or purple inside that. Ultra baby.




Viet Nam Ultra

Sometimes the zoas take a few days to open, which can be a week or more.
Some say "Revive" works well on them. They like light and flow.
Look at that ricordea rock at center right.




Viet Nam Ultra

The big piece in center with an alien neon green flower leather is on a combo rock, with all kinds of ricordea going to left and above. That is also another combo rock to right with green short finger leather surrounded by different ricordea.




Viet Nam Ultra

The rocks are covered in zoas. Green short-finger leather in center.
Leathers often arrive deflated and inflate and deflate a few times after shipping.




Viet Nam Ultra

Waiting to open. Orange rics on the right at right center look nice. Left center, a star polyp, they can take days to open as well.




Viet Nam Mushrooms

Here are some shroom rocks, probably from the regular box. The ones on right rock still contracted from shipping, on the left starting to open, and in center couldn't wait to get out.




Viet Nam Ultra

The yellow leather is not Viet Nam, but the rest is. The main piece in center of photo looks like a combo rock with a big green short finger leather in the center and various star polyps, zoas, shrooms including rics, all around it. A single combo rock can be a foot long and 5 lbs., all covered in stuff like this. Cultured and awesome.




Viet Nam Mushrooms

This is an awesome shroom type. With Viet Nam it is typical that you will see weird shrooms you never saw that are way out of the mainstream bread and butter.




Viet Nam Ultra

There are some fancy ricordea mushrooms on this rock, one just above dead center I can barely see is purple.




Viet Nam Ultra

The blue finger thingie (gorgonian methinks?) and the yellow Leather is not Viet Nam, but the rest is.




Viet Nam Ultra

Orange and purple ricordea, beautiful! Just starting to open up fully.




Viet Nam Ultra

Ultra Nam zoas, purple blue centers with red tentacles! Awesome!




Viet Nam Combo Rock

This is a combo rock. They culture fancy zoas, awesome rics, neon star polyps and usually a fancy leather or two on one big rock. They are awesome pieces, ultra grade eye candy. There are 6 combo rocks in the Ultra Box. You can get one added to any order from the greenhouse for $125 each.




Viet Nam Corals

This is a photo of a just arrived box after being put into quarantine for observation, before moving them to a more permanent home. You often can't tell how good it is going to be for a day or few as things open back up. As they do you will keep getting more and more excited, nose prints all over the glass...

Birdfish highly recommends the Viet Nam box assortments! They are the best low cost soft coral assorted boxes around now ... you can select a nice box from Kupang or Fiji lists, but it probably wouldn't blow you away as much as these boxes with stuff you haven't seen. There is the 'Regular' box which is shrooms or zoas or half and half for $675 with 25 colony rocks ($27 each!). Then there is the 'Ultra box' which is 24 rocks for $900 ($37.50 each). See the links to the details of those boxes below.

The "Regular" boxes are A-grade mushrooms and zoas. They are far better quality than most of what is 'regular' out there nowadays. They are large fully covered rocks.

Thanks again to Robert V. of Grand Rapids, Michigan and David B. of St. Louis, Missouri for sharing their photos with us!