overviewThe Bushy Acropora Corals are beautiful species that will vary in coloration from solid, to different shades of purple/blue. It is a relatively uncommon color for any hard coral, and will add both variety and beauty to your reef aquarium.
The ideal conditions for the Bushy Acropora coral is an established reef aquarium with bright lighting provided by preferably intense metal halides. They can also thrive under multiple T-5 or compact fluorescents if placed high in the aquarium. Under the right conditions, the growth rate of the Acropora coral is much more rapid than most of the other corals found in an established reef aquarium.
To maximize their growth rate, 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.
Along with lighting and water quality, Acropora corals prefer strong, intermittent water flow within the aquarium. This is best accomplished with a wavemaker and multiple powerheads.
Acropora corals receive a majority of their nutritional requirements from photosynthesis, but will benefit from the addition of various types of phyto and zooplankton.
Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 1 1/2" to 2 1/4"; Medium: 2 1/4" to 4 1/4"; Large: 4 1/4" to 6 1/4"