Being quite common does not make it less pretty
Acropora Valida Tricolor was from the beginning a hit among the hobbyists. Selected and bred by ORA Farm it is one of the most recognizable acroporas: polyps green light, violet tips and ocher body makes it unmistakable.
It is a tree growing pattern species, with thin and tidy branches and well spaced tubular corallites, the colony can reach a large size. This is one of the sturdiest and easily adaptable species because although they prefer strong currents and being close to the surface, you can also find these acroporas sitting below ten meters deep ledges and on inland areas or reef lagoons.
They stand out because of their rapid growth, well above most acroporas. Unfortunately they constitute one of the most desirable guests for amakusaplana, the dreaded acropora eating flatworm (AEFW)
Another widespread selection, though less known is Valida Garf Bonsai. This is the same species but has a slightly different coloration: violet body with intense hue on the tips and lime-green polyps.
It is a colorful acropora which will soon attract the attention of those who contemplate the aquarium
Another famous variation of this species is known as Valida Purple Bonsai. It is very similar to the latter but with a very deep purple coloration on its tips that fades away as we descend to the base and green polyps in a very striking way.
This selection is less common in the market and its price usually reaches high levels.
Acropora Valida acroporas prefer aquariums with some level of nutrients, giving us vivid colors and rampant growth.