overviewThe Blue Acropora millepora Coral is a very beautiful species of Acropora with a vivid blue coloration. A. millepora corals are unique in their scaly appearance when the polyps are retracted. These corals can take many different growth forms depending on the water movement and light that it receives, but will typically grow in a clustered form. If provided with enough alternating current, they will show their very long, hairy polyps.
The Blue Acropora millepora Coral prefers a moderately high light level combined with strong intermittent water current within the aquarium. For continued good health, it will require the addition of supplemental calcium, strontium, and other trace elements to the water.
These aquacultured corals are fragmented from corals that have been raised in captivity for at least 3 or 4 generations. They are not fragmented from wild harvested corals which makes them hardier than their wild counterparts. Being fully encrusted, it enables them to ship better with less stress when compared to newly fragmented corals.
They will thrive in a variety of lighting conditions, ranging from power compacts, VHO and T-5, up to the more intense metal halides. Alter their position in the aquarium depending on the lighting, and provide at least 3 watts per gallon using one of the lighting systems mentioned above.
It will also benefit from additional food fed weekly in the form of micro-plankton or foods designed for filter feeding invertebrates.
The Blue Acropora millepora Coral frags are mounted on a composite plug that can be affixed to live rock anywhere in the aquarium with gel super glue or epoxy.
Approximate Purchase Size: 1" to 1-1/2"