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Home > Corals > SPS Hard Corals > Anthocercis Acropora Coral
Anthocercis Acropora Coral (Acropora anthocercis)
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 QUICK STATS
Care Level: Difficult
Temperament: Peaceful
Lighting: High
Waterflow: Strong
Placement: Top
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
Color Form: Blue, Green
Supplements: Calcium, Magnesium, Strontium, Iodine, Trace Elements
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Origin: Fiji
Family: Acroporidae

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The Anthocercis Acropora Coral in this spectacular jewel-toned color morph is sure to be a treasured addition. Emerald-colored branches and gorgeous amethyst-colored tips accentuate beautifully the architectural splendor of reef building Acropora corals. The Anthocercis Acropora Coral makes a noteworthy specimen in a low-nutrient reef aquarium system and a true gem for any collector or reef enthusiast.

The Anthocercis is a tabling coral, making it highly desirable among Acropora aficionados. There are many different species of Acropora corals with many different growth forms. The most common growth form imported into the country is bushy in appearance with short, compact branches. Occasionally, other growth forms like this tabling Acropora, bottle brush, staghorn and others will be imported, but are in high demand. If you are interested in these other growth forms, please watch for them in our Diver's Den Section.

The ideal conditions for the Acropora coral is an established reef aquarium with bright lighting provided by preferably intense metal halides. Acropora coral can also thrive under multiple T-5 or compact fluorescent lamps if placed high in the aquarium. Under the right conditions, the growth rate of the Acropora coral is much more rapid than most other corals found in an established reef aquarium.

To maximize the growth rate of your Anthocercis Acropora Coral, it is imperative to maintain a high pH, alkalinity and calcium levels, and to keep phosphate and nitrate levels as close to zero as possible. If conditions are ideal, it can also be cultured and grown into a new colony from living fragments or broken pieces.

In addition to high lighting condition and near pristine water quality, the Anthocercis Acropora Coral prefers strong, intermittent water flow within the aquarium. This is best accomplished with a wavemaker and multiple powerheads. For continued good health, the Secale Acropora Coral requires the addition of calcium, strontium, iodine, magnesium and trace elements.

The symbiotic algae zooxanthellae hosted within the Anthocercis Acropora Coral supplies the coral a majority of its nutrition. However, it will benefit from the addition of various types of phyto and zooplankton.

Approximate Purchase Size: Tiny: 1" to 2"; Small: 2" to 3"; Medium: 3" to 4"; Large: 4" to 5"


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  SW - Anthocercis Acropora Coral - Tiny
  CN-81911,  $ 54.99
 
    
  SW - Anthocercis Acropora Coral - Small
  CN-81913,  $ 59.99
 
    
  SW - Anthocercis Acropora Coral - Medium
  CN-81914,  $ 69.99
 
    
  SW - Anthocercis Acropora Coral - Large
  CN-81915,  $ 79.99
 
    
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