Coral Type: SPS
Scientific Name: Acropora echinata
Feeding: None - Photosynthetic
Photo Courtesy of: Reeffarmers
The Jesus Echinata is normally a dark purple colored coral that has a bottle brush or echinata-type growth form. This species morph also contains some very exotic thick lipped corallites and its branches are thicker and more stunted then normal echinata species. In our Reeffarmers system the coral has develped a brilliant blue pigment on top of the purple. The blue appears to develop in new growth areas and in areas of the seed colony that are exposed to strong light levels. Photo and text courtesy of Reeffarmers.