It is not surprising as to why the Acropora coral is one of the most sought after corals in the SPS range, as it hosts a variety of amazing colours and hold a encrusting structure whereby the coral will simply develop itself and grow onto a piece of live rock, that simply looks stunning when fully settled into the home aquarium and held under the correct conditions.
This is probably one of the most wanted corals as it is one of the true aspects of making the home aquarium look like a real reef in the wild. However, this coral is not easy to look after and many hobbyists have issues in creating the environment they need to really thrive. It is important to make sure your aquarium has high lighting and high water flow in order to reiterate its natural environment.
Many hobbyists live by stating that Acropora can have a maximised growth rate if the pH, alkalinity and calcium levels are maintained at their ideal requirements. For continued good health, it will also require the addition of calcium, strontium, and other trace elements to the water. The Acropora can thrive under a variety of lighting conditions from LEDs to T5's or halides, however it is important to monitor how the coral is doing and alter its position in the tank in order to meet its needs.
Though this coral will attain the majority of its nutritional requirements from the lighting through photosynthesis, it will also benefit from additional food sources in the form of micro-plankton.
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|Easy to Care For|
|Easy to Feed|
|Peaceful to Other Coral|
|Fast Growth Rate|
|Easy to Frag|