acropora-insignis

SPS Coral – Acropora insignis. Source

Common species: Acropora insignis

Common Names: None

Lighting: High. Metal Halide, VHO/PC. Metal Halide is best.

Aggressiveness: Semi-Aggressive

Current: Strong

Hardiness: Moderate

Color: White branches with contrastingly coloured radial corallites.

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.

Propagation: By cutting

Additional information

Colonies form compact irregular corymbose clumps with distal branches much finer than proximal branches. Axial corallites are long and tubular. Radial corallites are widely spaced, immersed on main branches, scale-like on distal branches.

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.