Tropical Punch Millepora
Coral Type: SPS
Scientific Name: Acropora millepora
Feeding: None - Photosynthetic
Photo Courtesy of: Reeffarmers
A spectacular multi-color Acropora millepora from the Solomon Islands. The Tropical Punch millepora is primarily a pink millepora with blue tips, but it also contains other exotic color qualities. Corallite edges are bright pink, while branch stems can develop a darker pink that is almost red. Branch tips and new growth edges are bright blue. In some areas between the blue and pink, an orange color can develop. That orange is probably developed by a mix of pigments. Bright green pigmentation can also occur between the pink and blue. Polyps have an elongated millepora tentacle that is bright blue. Other tentacles tend to be blue, green or turquoise at their tips. Photo and text courtesy of Reeffarmers.