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Acropora

Acropora batunai

Wallace, 1997

Bottlebrush Coral

Likely Reef Tank Suitable

Likely Fish-Only Tank Suitable

Range: Indo-West Pacific Ocean: Papua New Guinea, Philippines to Micronesia.

Natural Environment: Inhabits shallow lagoons and reef slopes protected from strong wave action.

General Husbandry: Rarely seen in the trade.

See Acropora abrolhosensis for suggested aquarium husbandry.

Taxonomy:

    Kingdom: Animalia

    Phylum: Cnidaria

    Class: Anthozoa

    Subclass: Hexacorallia

    Order: Scleractinia

    Family: Acroporidae

    Genus: Acropora

FYI: In the wild, usually a pale brown, blue or grey and takes a seafan or bowl shape.

If cultured specimens have intense colors, ask under what PAR conditions it was grown in so you may continue to see it maintain its health/colors!

 Acropora batunai (Bottlebrush Coral)
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