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Acropora

Acropora bushyensis

Veron & Wallace, 1984

Bushy Acropora

Likely Reef Tank Suitable

Likely Fish-Only Tank Suitable

Range: Western Pacific Ocean: Australia: Queensland and Great Barrier Reef and the Marshall Islands, Palau and Solomon Islands.

Natural Environment: Inhabits shallow reef flats and usually seen at depths between 3 - 15 feet (1 - 5 m).

General Husbandry: See Acropora abrolhosensis for suggested aquarium husbandry, except for swifter water movement - WM 3.

Taxonomy:

    Kingdom: Animalia

    Phylum: Cnidaria

    Class: Anthozoa

    Subclass: Hexacorallia

    Order: Scleractinia

    Family: Acroporidae

    Genus: Acropora

FYI: In the wild, has a tan bush-like growth and somewhat common in the trade.

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 bushyensis (Bushy Acropora)
Photo © Wayne Shang
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