Acropora are small polyp stony (SPS) corals made up of individual polyps living in a colony sharing tissue. SPS normally grow in shallow waters in bright light with high water motion and serve as the foundation for many of the worlds reefs. Acropora species are some of the most challenging to keep in the home aquarium. Bright lighting, good water movement and pristine stable water conditions are necessary in order to get these corals to thrive. Acropora species grow in many forms including bottlebrush, tabling, staghorn and compact bushy. Growth patterns of each type vary depending on the conditions present such as how much flow is the coral is receiving. SPS grown in high current envirnoments will be thick and more compact - those grown in less turbulent water will be thin, more fragile and more spread out to allow more flow to penetrate the colony.
All acropora specimens arriving at our holding facility are treated with an appropriate dip, inspected and then monitored before being offered for sale.