Common species Acropora clathrata
Common Names: None
Lighting: High. Metal Halide, VHO/PC. Metal Halide is best.
Color: Brown, grey or green, often with pale margins.
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
Colonies are tables, usually side-attached, with generally horizontal radiating anastomosing branches which may form an almost solid plate. There is usually no development of vertical branchlets. Radial corallites are immersed to tubular, with nariform 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.