Purple / Green Acropora

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This Acropora is a beautiful deep purple with hints of vivid green. Very well adjusted to a home aquarium, eye catching piece.

Sold as .5' - 1" Frags

Scientific Name:  Acropora

Common Names: Table Coral, Elkhorn Coral, Staghorn Coral

Care Level: Moderate - Difficult

Origin / Habitat: Indo-Pacific

Temperament / Behavior: As with most SPS coral, for continued good health, this coral will require the addition of calcium, strontium, and other trace elements to the water. Acropora are very sensitive to quick changes in water quality, lighting, and flow. We recommend these types of coral to seasoned hobbyists. 

Food: This coral does not need to be regularly fed to thrive in your marine aquarium system, however, we have noticed that spot feeding can be extremely beneficial to many coral species. 

Light: Medium - High lighting is recommended for this coral. Though it can adapt very well to the different lighting available, we recommend intense LEDs and T5s for brighter coloration, or metal halides for growth. Differences in lighting can cause dramatic changes in these types of corals, and you may even see acros change substantially from greens to blues, blues to reds, etc. Its always interesting to see what kind of lighting can be used to create an amazing show piece out of an Acropora!

Water Movement: These corals prefer medium to high flow as with many other sps. If the flow is too slow the coral will be more susceptible to infections.