Hellfire Acropora

Coral Type: SPS

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

The original Hellfire Acropora colony was one of the most intensely red colored Acropora SPS corals that we have seen in captivity. A bright pink red develops on the main branch stems and on corallites. Branch tips and corallite edges can develop a true red pigmentation. Polyps tentacles can be colored green, red and pink. New growth edges in the base area are bluish. The lines and patterns of zooxanthellae algae within the coral also help to develop the hellfire appearance. Photo and text courtesy of Reeffarmers.

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