AA Chameleon Stag

Coral Type: SPS

Scientific Name: Acropora sp.
Genus: Acropora
Color: Blue, Purple
Feeding: None - Photosynthetic
Flow: High
Lighting: High
Photo Courtesy of: Reeffarmers

The AA Chameleon Staghorn has the ability to adapt and do well in low light as well as high light environments. The coral has fully adapted to the captive reef environment and it will change its coloration as it adapts to different light environments. In low light reefs (see image below) the coral will develop extensive yellow green colored branch ends. The main branch will be dark purple to blue in low light environments. Under strong lighting the coral will lighten its coloration and turn bright blue. Typically the axial corallites will be edged in yellow green under strong lighting. The staghorn can also develop dark blue purple colored polyps. In some cases the stems of branches are turquoise while corallites are blue purple.

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