The Australian Delicate Acropora Coral is a beautiful species of Acropora
. Like the name suggests, it originates from the reefs of Australia and has very thin and delicate branches. The tips of the branches are bright blue in color, and are adorned with tiny fluorescent green polyps. The color intensity of this species will increase under very high lighting.
The Australian Delicate Acropora Coral prefers a high light level combined with strong intermittent water current within the aquarium. For continued good health, it will require the addition of supplemental calcium, strontium, and other trace elements to the water.
These aquacultured corals are fragmented from corals that have been raised in captivity for at least 3 or 4 generations. They are not fragmented from wild harvested corals; which makes them hardier than their wild counterparts. Being fully encrusted, it enables them to ship better with less stress when compared to newly fragmented corals.
They will thrive in a variety of lighting conditions, ranging from power compacts, VHO and T-5, up to the more intense metal halides. Alter their position in the aquarium depending on the lighting, and provide at least 5 watts per gallon using one of the lighting systems mentioned above. The color intensity will increase under very high lighting provided by metal halides.
It will also benefit from additional food fed weekly in the form of micro-plankton or foods designed for filter feeding invertebrates.
The Australian Delicate Acropora Coral frags are mounted to an aragonite plug that can be affixed to live rock anywhere in the aquarium with gel super glue or epoxy.
Approximate Purchase Size: 3/4" to 1 1/4"