Saltwater Aquarium Corals for Marine Reef Aquariums: Lordhowensis Coral, Double Color
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Lordhowensis Coral, Double Color
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Lordhowensis Coral, Double Color (Acanthastrea lordhowensis)
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Quick Stats

Care Level Moderate
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Assorted
Reef Compatible Yes
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
Origin Australia
Family Mussidae
Lighting Moderate
Supplements Calcium, Magnesium, Strontium, Trace Elements
Placement Bottom
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Overview

The Double Color Lordhowensis Coral is a lovely color variety of the popular Acanthastrea lordhowensis Coral. The namesake dual coloration is at once visually stimulating and soothing thanks to the rhythmic and geometric growth habit of this attractive colonial coral. The Double Color Lordhowensis Coral can range in any eye pleasing two-color combination of red, green, blue, orange or grey coloration. Lordhowensis Corals generally have large corallites (8-15mm) with small teeth or lobes on their septa, as well as well-developed columellae. In the wild, they're found mostly in shallow, turbid water habitats to about 20m, often in protected areas like lagoons, forming colonies up to several meters across.

In the reef aquarium, the Double Color Lordowensis Coral is incredibly hardy and fast growing, tolerating a wide variety of conditions, including both low and moderate lighting and moderate water currents. Though tolerant of a wide range of aquarium conditions, the robust Lordhowensis Coral will do best in an established reef aquarium with stable conditions.

Be aware that Lordhowensis Corals are voracious nocturnal predators and competitively extrude mesenterial filaments and digest organisms within reach. Great care must be taken in determining the placement and distance between Lordhowensis colonies and other species of stony corals. Target feed minced mysis shrimp, enriched brine shrimp and smaller pieces of other meaty marine foods for best growth. The use of a quality protein skimmer helps maintain water quality and combat the effects of heavy feeding.

Target feed minced meaty foods and zooplankton for best growth and frag recovery time. The use of a quality protein skimmer helps maintain water quality and combat the effects heavy feeding can have on aquarium water quality.

Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 1” – 1-1/2"; Small/Medium: 1-1/2” – 2-1/4”; Medium 2-1/4” – 3-1/4"; Medium/Large: 3-1/4” – 4”; Large: 4” – 4-1/2”

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