Scientific name: Acropora aspera

Common Names: None

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

Aggressiveness: Semi-Aggressive

Current: Strong

Hardiness: Moderate

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

Additional information


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.