A very bright red polyp fading to turquoise gives this coral a nice contrast of coloration in itself. Easily one of our favorites, and super easy to care for!
Priced per .5" - 1.5" frag (1-3 polyps)
Scientific Name: Acanthastrea
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.