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XXL Green Meat Coral Acanthophyllia WYSIWYG

XXL Green Meat Coral Acanthophyllia WYSIWYG

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Acanthophyllia is a species of large-polyped stony (LPS) coral that belongs to the family Mussidae. It is commonly known as the "Acan Brain Coral" due to its intricate brain-like appearance. These corals are native to the Indo-Pacific region and can be found in various colors such as green, yellow, brown, or combinations of these.

When it comes to care requirements in a reef tank, Acanthophyllia can be relatively easy to maintain compared to some other LPS corals. Here are some important factors to consider:

  1. Lighting: Acanthophyllia requires moderate to high-intensity lighting. LED lights or T5 fluorescent bulbs can offer suitable light levels. It is important to acclimate the coral slowly to higher lighting conditions to prevent tissue bleaching.

  2. Water Parameters: Maintaining stable and appropriate water parameters is crucial for their health. The recommended conditions include a temperature range of 75-80°F (24-27°C), a salinity level of 1.025 specific gravity, pH between 8.1-8.4, and alkalinity levels between 8-12 dKH. It is essential to conduct regular water tests and perform necessary water changes to maintain optimal conditions.

  3. Water Flow: Acanthophyllia prefers moderate water flow. Placing them in a spot where they receive gentle to moderate flow will help prevent debris buildup and ensure they receive adequate nutrition.

  4. Feeding: Acanthophyllia is primarily photosynthetic but also benefits from supplemental feeding. Target feeding with a variety of meaty foods like plankton, mysis shrimp, and other small, suitable marine foods can help enhance their growth and coloration. Feed them 2-3 times per week, preferably after the lights have turned off.

  5. Placement: Acanthophyllia should ideally be placed on a sandy or rocky substrate within the tank. They have long sweeper tentacles that can sting and potentially damage neighboring corals, so leave an appropriate spacing between them and other corals.

  6. Coral Interaction: Ensure that Acanthophyllia has enough space to expand fully without touching other corals. If they come in contact, they may engage in aggressive interactions, potentially leading to damage or death of nearby corals.

  7. Coral Care: Periodically inspect the coral for any signs of poor health, such as tissue recession, discoloration, or damage. Be mindful of pests like flatworms or nudibranchs, promptly addressing any issues accordingly.

Remember, each coral is unique, and it may take some time to find the ideal conditions that suit your Acanthophyllia's needs. Pay attention to any changes and adjust factors like lighting, flow, or feeding routines if necessary. Providing good water quality and consistent care will contribute to the long-term success and vibrancy of your Acanthophyllia coral in a reef tank.



What should I feed my Acans?

Acans will take a wide Verity of foods such as reef roids and Mysis Shrimp. Here at Koral Kingdom we feed our Acans the same sinking pellet foods that we feed our fish. We also Bradcast feed our tank Red Sea AB+ which helpsthem get the nurtiants that they need.

What Flow and Lighting do I need for my Acan Corals?

These corals are norally comfortable in the medium to lower sections of our reef tank. Moderate flow is highly recomended as it will naturally catch food. These corals do like direct light so try not to tuck them too far under a ledge or over hang.

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