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Animal-Chin
02-27-2017, 08:42 PM
I just recently bought a frag or thin branched acro from a LFS. Its polyps are totally white and the branches are an off white. Really cool looking but I'm wondering if its actually faded out and will color up or if there are actual white acro's out there? I really hope it doesn't change cause it really pops but just wondering what you all thought.

It was a trade in and in the Burnaby BC area so hey, maybe one of you actually traded it in?

straightrazorguy
02-27-2017, 08:44 PM
It sounds bleached to me. Give it time, you will find out the real colour...

Animal-Chin
02-27-2017, 09:18 PM
its funny thought, its in perfect condition. Like really good polyp extension and no tissue damage at all. I guess we'll see.

tang daddy
02-27-2017, 09:21 PM
The Albino acro yah there is a such thing....lol

When acros are stressed out they will expell all the zoanthelia (which is the colour)and all you're left with is a white to tan brown coral.
White sps in the wild is due to global warming and could be considered a bleaching event, if it turns from white to brown in a few weeks it's on its way to recovery or it may just slowly colour up. I would put it in a good flow area and lower out of the way of direct light to stop further bleaching once it's healthy you can move it back up slowly.

Animal-Chin
02-27-2017, 10:45 PM
I bet albino acro goes for a pretty penny! :surprise: :lol:

iamfrontosa
02-27-2017, 11:35 PM
Must be some designer coral.
RR Albino ? :wink:

tang daddy
02-28-2017, 04:47 PM
White Rhino!!!! 🦏

Animal-Chin
02-28-2017, 05:44 PM
Small branched super white coral, I'm calling it Trump Acro.

Franco
02-28-2017, 07:12 PM
Must be some designer coral.
RR Albino ? :wink:

:rofl2: love this one

DKoKoMan
03-01-2017, 05:34 AM
All my white corals stopped growing, eating etc. Lol.

freezetyle
03-02-2017, 04:09 AM
this mille was always white for me
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e41/freezetyle/20121208_182138.jpg (http://s36.photobucket.com/user/freezetyle/media/20121208_182138.jpg.html)

Myka
03-02-2017, 04:34 AM
this mille was always white for me

Doesn't look white to me, but it does look awesome!

Animal-Chin
03-02-2017, 04:35 AM
Wow very nice!!!

DKoKoMan
03-02-2017, 05:27 AM
Looks blue & purple but the colours are wicked in that colony.

freezetyle
03-02-2017, 02:53 PM
Doesn't look white to me, but it does look awesome!

Wow very nice!!!
Thanks!

Looks blue & purple but the colours are wicked in that colony.


Ill see if I can find another photo, there were a few other local reefers who have pieces and all stayed that white colour.

freezetyle
03-03-2017, 03:49 AM
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e41/freezetyle/20130416_201611_zps728b7815.jpg (http://s36.photobucket.com/user/freezetyle/media/20130416_201611_zps728b7815.jpg.html)
cant find a great one. if Wayne (Rice Reef) sees this he might have a photo kicking around

Animal-Chin
03-08-2017, 07:09 PM
So its now entirely very light blue. It's coloring up for sure. Wonder what I'll get in the end, I'd love for it to stay the turquoise color its right now but I bit it keeps changing...lol