Scientific name: Acropora aspera
Common Names: None
Lighting: High. Metal Halide, VHO/PC. Metal Halide is best.
Color: Brown or grey with pale branch ends
Water parameters: 72-78F; sg 1.023-1.025; pH 8.1-8.4; dKH 8-12
Feeding: Acropora mostly rely on light for feeding. They will also benefit from meaty foods such as shrimp, plankton, squid and shrimp shopped really small.
Origin: western Pacific, indian ocean
Propagation: By cutting
Colonies are digitate with upright branches which usually divide infrequently and taper only towards their ends. Axial corallites are conspicuous and dome-shaped. Radial corallites are strongly appressed and thick walled, with small openings.
Acroporas require very specific conditions to survive and flourish. They need strong light and good water flow. The water quality should be carefully monitored for Calcium and alkalinity, in addition to the normal parameters of a reef aquarium.