Purple Kush Acropora

Coral Type: SPS

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

The Purple Kush Acropora has an incredibly unique morhology and coloration. The basic shape of the coral appears to be a thick branched A. valida or A. secale. What is very unique however is that branches can develop smooth areas similar to smooth A. loripes type corals. That is very unique for these types of Acropora. The coloration is solid Purple with shades that range from red purple to blue purple. Polyps are bright fluorescent green. So in a basic sense the coral appears similar to a tricolor, but the branches are thicker then A. cerealis or A. nana tricolors. This is also a little bit of Purple Monster character to the coral.

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