View Full Version : New SPS Coral ID - HELP!!!

10-06-2012, 01:54 PM
I bought this SPS coral from a LFS yesterday here in Corpus Christi. It was just traded in and the trader had just left. I know its a type of Acropora but I'm not sure what type. I took it home and floated the bag for about 30 minutes, then drip acclimated it for about an hour. Its doing fine so far (from what I can see) and It's looking great in my tank!


Thanks in advance for the help. I have it in my 90 gallon reef setup with about 90lbs of LR, 4bulb T5HO lighting ( im keeping it at the top 1/3 of tank until i get my Halides on) and all my params are good.

10-06-2012, 02:17 PM
oooooh pretty!!

Good luck, what ever it is, its cool

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10-06-2012, 02:19 PM
I have seen similar corals online listed as purple bonsai garden, maybe thats it but I'm not much of an expert on SPS.

10-06-2012, 02:23 PM
That is a frag of awesome. Nice coral!

Pure Magic
10-06-2012, 07:59 PM
I've seen it called Garf Bonsai and Purple Monster. One thing is for sure, it is beautiful! Nice looking colony you got there.

10-06-2012, 10:18 PM
+1 on the Garf.
I'm sure it isn't a Purple monster.
I have both, Garf Purple and the Blue, also have the Purple monster.
Sure Jason (Ostentum) can chime in on this, he used to have a large colony of the P M.
Never the less, Awesome coral dude!

10-06-2012, 10:28 PM
Not sure don't really have sps now but is a very nice looking one. Had a blue tort and digitata before my heater fried my and melted my corals, shrimp and done fish....

Anyway green on blue acro.

10-07-2012, 12:09 AM
It look like my son garf bonsai. I don't think it the purple monster.

Pure Magic
10-07-2012, 11:52 AM
Definitely agree it is Purple/ Garf Bonsai. I haven't seen purple monster in so long. Purple Monster does not have the green polyps. Bonsai has the beautiful green polyps. I apologize for the confusion. So glad my fellow reefers can keep me straight. I really like this website alot! Once again, great post of the bonsai you scored.

10-07-2012, 08:52 PM
It's called "I want a piece" :p

Great looking coral!

10-08-2012, 07:59 AM
Not a purple monster and its too small for me to say if its a garf bonsai or not. I had decent sized colonies of both at one point. Beautiful piece nonetheless and would love a frag at some point. There are a ton of bonsai type acros that are making an appearance as of lately.