Joe’s Rainbow Acropora

Coral Type: SPS

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

Almost every color in the rainbow is found within this Acro. The base area has blue edge pigments, fluorescent green patches and also patches of pink pigments. Polyps can be colored pink and/or green. Branch stems are turquoise with areas that contain a medium dark fluorescent green. Branch tips and corallite edges are purple. Some of the corallites have a unique purple colored upper area with a fluorescent green lower area. We do not have an image of the original imported colony, which had turned brown quickly. It is possible that some of these pigments were grafted into the original colony while the coral was maintained within captivity. Photo and text courtesy of Reeffarmers.

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