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Acropora valida Stone Coral

Acropora validais commonly referred to as Stone Coral. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not for beginners. A aquarium size of at least 200 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.

Profilbild Urheber Claude Schumacher, Böblingen

Courtesy of the author Claude Schumacher, Böblingen

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Acropora valida 
Kleinpolypige Steinkoralle 
Stone Coral 
Stony Corals SPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Acroporidae (Family) > Acropora (Genus) > valida (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Dana, ), 1846 
Vereinigte Arabische Emirate, Eritrea, Djibouti, Sudan, Kuwait, Cocos Island (Costa Rica), (the) Maldives, American Samoa, Arabian Sea, Austral Islands, Australia, Bahrain, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Christmas Islands, Columbia, Comores, Cook Islands, East Africa, Ecuador, Egypt, Fiji, Flores, French Polynesia, Galapagos Islands, Great Barrier Reef, Guam, Gulf of Aden, Gulf of Oman / Oman, India, Indian Ocean, Indonesia, Irak, Iran, Israel, Japan, Johnston Atoll, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Madagascar, Malaysia, Marschall Islands, Mauritius, Mayotte, Micronesia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nauru, New Caledonia, Niue, Norfolk Island, Northern Mariana Islands, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Quatar, Queensland (Australia), Red Sea, Réunion , Rodriguez, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South-Africa, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tansania, Thailand, the Andaman Sea, The Bangai Archipelago, the Caribbean, The Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands), the Cocos Islands / Keeling Islands, The Ryukyu Islands, the Seychelles, the Society Islands, Timor, Togean Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, United States Minor Outlying Islands, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Wake Atoll, Wallis and Futuna, Western Indian Ocean, Yemen 
Sea depth:
1 - 15 Meter 
up to 11.81" (30 cm) 
75.2 °F - 80.6 °F (24°C - 27°C) 
Dissolved inorganic substances) f.e.NaCL,CA, Mag, K, I.P, Dissolved organic substances, Plankton, Zooxanthellae / Light 
44 gal (~ 200L) 
Not for beginners 
Easy to breed 
Toxic hazard unknown 
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
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Last edit:
2018-01-25 21:37:15 

Captive breeding / propagation

Acropora valida is easy to breed. There are offspring in the trade available. If you are interested in Acropora valida, please contact us at Your dealer for a progeny instead of a wildcat. You help to protect the natural stocks.


Acropora valida
Dana, 1846

Similar Species: Acropora nana and A. variabilis. Acropora cerealis and A. nasuta are similar but the strongly appressed radial corallites of A. valida are distinctive.

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Husbandry know-how of owners

am 18.07.15#3
Dość łatwy koralowiec jeśli chodzi o SPS , pod ledami był bardziej fioletowy , pod T5 jest o wiele jaśniejszy . Prowadzę zbiornik na produktach Aquaforest
am 11.12.10#2
Eine Art,die zwar acropora-bedingt gute Wasserwerte vorraussetzt,ohne aber gleich beim ersten Phosphat-Ausrutscher das Zeitliche zusegnen.
Auch bei Riffaquarianern die nicht nach der ZEOVIT-Methode arbeiten kann diese Art schöne Bestände entwickeln.
Selbst unter suboptimalen Bedingungen wächst sie;dann aber in der Farbe eher mittelbraun mit tief violetten Spitzen.
am 15.06.08#1
Wunderschönes Tier, welches in Sachen Farbenpracht eine absolute bereicherung für mein Becken ist.

Solange die Wasserwerte stimmen, ist diese Koralle in ihrer vollen Pracht zu bewundern.

Das Wachstum würde ich mit Acr. Formosa vergleichen, also schon eher schnell.

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