The Acropora Coral is a compact branching coral available in a striking combination of colors. Like other Acroporas it is hardy and fast growing under a range of conditions. Although this coral will thrive under moderate lighting, higher intensity lighting should be used to obtain the best coloration. However, photoacclimating the Acropora Coral to very strong lighting should be done slowly to avoid losing its vivid coloration.
The ideal setup for the Acropora Coral is an established reef aquarium with bright lighting achieved with T-5s, powerful LEDs or the more intense metal halides. Under the right conditions, the growth rate of Acropora corals is much more rapid than most other corals found in an established reef aquarium.
To maximize the growth rate of your Acropora Coral, it is imperative to maintain high pH, alkalinity, and calcium levels while keeping phosphate and nitrate levels as close to zero as possible. If conditions are ideal, it can also be cultured and grown into a new colony from living fragments or broken pieces.