Mostly showing off vibrant orange, red, and yellows, this coral also loves to give you a peak of some lighter green/blue edges at times creating a very unique orange / rainbow coloration that you will absolutely love!
Priced per .5" - 1.5" frag (1-3 polyps)
Scientific Name: Acanthastrea / Micromussa lordhowensis
Common Names: Acan coral, Moon coral
Care Level: Easy to moderate
pH: 8.2 - 8.4
Temperature: 75°F - 82°F (24°C - 28°C)
Water Hardness: 8° to 12° dH
Calcium: 400 - 450 ppm
Origin / Habitat: Indo-Pacific, Australia
Temperament / Behavior: A Large Polyped Stony (LPS) coral that will grow when fed and given moderate flow and moderate lighting. Give them plenty of space to grow and so they are not bothered by more aggressive tank mates. They can also be aggressive as they get larger and grow more polyps.
Food: Acanthastrea will do much better when kept well fed. Target feedings with very small pieces of fresh marine origin foods offered when lights are out and the feeding tentacles are extended. Gently push the food towards the feeding tentacles.
Light: Moderate light levels are usually fine. Adjust as needed.
Water Movement: Moderate flows are good to keep the polyps expanded. Too much flow could make it more difficult for them to feed at night.