Acro with white polyps

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  1. Zero Nitrates

    Zero Nitrates I love chalices R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    FF08FF4D-647B-4DB8-8E3E-E43902BA48C1.jpeg I picked up this acropora with white polyps this weekend because I thought it was unique.

    Anyone have pics of acropora with white polyps?
     
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    tdileo Well-Known Member

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    That’s very cool looking indeed!
     
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    I once had a Red Planet bleach out to a white and the polyps were still out but white too
    and this is the only reason I did not chuck it and it's back to normal, just goes to show
    Do Not through away colors until they are a color of Algae Green, purple this thing stayed white
    for 5 weeks. nice piece didn't mean to ramble on ;)
     
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    I was thinking the same thing. It might color up after it gets healthy. This pic is crappy but the base is maroon and the tips yellow. Might be a fox flame in poor condition? Of course I kinda like the idea of white polyps.
     
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    I’ve got an Acro that I believe is a “Blueberry wine Acro” that has white looking polyps.
     
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    A Horrida Acropora has white polyps like in the picture, could also be a Tort.
     
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    That’s it. Thank you @Salty1962
     
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    Big E Well-Known Member

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    White polyp Horridas are awesome.
    If you can keep the polyps fully extended and snow white, there's no other coral like it.

    In the wild--

    Horrida white polyp R.jpg
     
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    Zero Nitrates I love chalices R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Wow! That pic is amazing!

    Looks like snow on a Christmas tree.
     
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    Here is one that I had a long time ago (12 years), really stunning purple with white polyps.

    [​IMG]
     
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    That is really beautiful!
     
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    I just got a frag of Horrida not too long ago, definitely a nice white pyloped coral!
     
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    Here's a branch of my horrida..........can't wait for this coral to get large enough to make a bold white colony among all the other colors.

    [​IMG]white lightning R 060517 by Big E 52, on Flickr
     
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    Man that is crazy polyp extension!
     
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