Double Doozy Acropora

Details

Genus: Acropora
Acropora sp.
Color: Purple, Pink, Green

Coral Care

Feeding: None - Photosynthetic
Lighting: High
Flow: High
Photo courtesy of: Reeffarmers

Description

The Double Doozy Acropora contains a double dose of incredibly bright pigmentation. A bright pink/red pigment develops on corallite edges. Due to the shape of the corallites, this can give the upper ends of branches almost a solid pink/red appearance. Branch stems and corallite bases are a bright green. In lower sections of branches, the color is primarily bright green with just pink/red corallite edges. On Reeffarmers seed fragments polyps extend partially during the day and they have a cream pink coloration. While being maintained in captivity for over half a year, the pink/red corallite edge pigments have shifted to a more purple/red coloration. Polyps have retained the pink cream color. Photo and text courtesy of Reeffarmers.

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