SPS Coral – Acropora hyacinthus
Scientific name: Acropora hyacinthus
Common Names: None
Lighting: High. Metal Halide, VHO/PC. Metal Halide is best.
Water parameters: 72-78F; sg 1.023-1.025; pH 8.1-8.4; dKH 8-12
Color: Uniform cream, brown, grey or green with or without blue (which may photograph pink) growing margins.
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
Propagation: By cutting
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.