Bonsai acros

Discussion in 'Coral' started by Chromis, Dec 16, 2017.

  1. Chromis

    Chromis Supporting Member

    What are your favorite bonsai acros? Seems everyone’s fav is Garf?

    I actually really like this unnamed coral I recently picked up from Neptune’s under blues (think it’s an Aussie delicate coral?), but Garf has the nice purple under regular daylight.

    Aussie delicate (?):

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  2. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    That first pic makes it look like it’s got hairy armpits.
  3. Ibn

    Ibn Supporting Member

    Looks like a tricolor A. valida or something along those lines.

    Garf bonsai

    Let me know if you want to grow a Garf in the same tank. I recovered one of the pieces that I accidentally broke off awhile back. It's not the largest or the best color at the moment.
  4. daddio

    daddio Supporting Member

    We have a frag of Eric's Garf and it is a very nice looking coral! I am saving my pennies to pick up another Garf for our other tank at the CFM
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  5. Chromis

    Chromis Supporting Member

    Thanks for the generous offer. The last photo was of a Garf I’m growing in the same tank, what I found was it really is a lot more purple than other similar bonsais, so much more color contrast in whites, but still they all look good under blues. Wondering what other interesting bonsai varieties people have found out there.
  6. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    I had an Atlantis bonsai several years back that I miss
  7. Ibn

    Ibn Supporting Member

    Bonsai just refers to an Acro that has a mostly a purple body with green polyps. The Garf is the undeniably the most sought out one with a long history since it has a pretty solid purple base with the green polyps. The ORA tricolor valida is similar (same species as the Garf), but the base is more brownish with the tips carrying most of the purple coloration. A. secale will also come in the same coloration and I recently saw a bonsai color A. humilis as well.

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