acropora-kimbeensis

Scientific name: Acropora kimbeensis

Common Names: None

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

Aggressiveness: Semi-Aggressive

Current: Strong

Hardiness: Moderate

Color: Uniform yellow, cream or blue (which may photograph pink).

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

acropora-kimbeensis

Image from http://coral.aims.gov.au

Colonies are compact clumps or bushes. Branches are fine, upright, tapered and irregularly fused (caespitose). Branchlets develop from incipient axial corallites and are evenly spaced. Axial corallites are small, although well defined. Radial corallites are tubular and appressed with small openings (less than 1 mm diameter).

The water quality should be carefully monitored for Calcium and alkalinity, in addition to the normal parameters of a reef aquarium.