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An absolutely stunning Acropora. Branches develop a bright turquoise blue that can vary visually from greenish turquoise to bluish turquoise. Turquoise color runs half way up the corallite walls. Corallites are edged with a violet purple to violet blue pigment. Polyps themselves are striking and have a complex pigment structure. Tentacles are brown with blue white tips. The base of tentacles develop red pigments while the center of the polyp is a light golden cream color. That creates a visible contrast between tentacles and polyp center. Some polyps develop an elongated tentacle that has a blue end. Occasionally a bright golden color can develop in tentacles and corallite walls (see bottom image).
Julian’s Rainbow Acropora is named after Julian Hechavarria from the Chicago area. Julian is the founder of Elegant Corals LLC. He acquired this coral about 10 years ago in Schaumburg, Illinois. He purchased it as a Rainbow and he had thought all these years that it was Joe’s Rainbow. Fairly obvious that this is not Joe’s Rainbow. There is only one other person who had a fragment of this incredible Acropora at the time Reeffarmers received our first edition and seed. Julian says the coral is very hardy.
Currently, this colony is being ReefGrown…