Rainbow Shortcake Acropora
Coral Type: SPS
Scientific Name: Acropora microclados
Feeding: None - Photosynthetic
Photo Courtesy of: Reeffarmers
A new and exciting color morph for the group of Shortcake Acropora microclados corals. These species in general have exhibited some exotic and unique color morphs making them highly desirable. This Coral Revolution Rainbow Shortcake has corallite polyps that exhibit an exotic color pattern. The inner corallite area or eye is colored solid dark blue, while the polyp tentacles are colored bright red or blood red. This pigment is more red then the pink found in the typical Strawberry Shortcake Acropora. That makes for a very exotic and contrasting color combo. The corallites themselves are bright blue in their upper regions, while lower regions and stems are colored cream yellow to green. Corallites can also develop a bright red pink upper edge.