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Acropora cerealis

(Dana, 1846)

Bushy Acropora

Likely Reef Tank Suitable

Likely Fish-Only Tank Suitable

Range: Indo-West Pacific Oceans: Widespread.

Natural Environment: Inhabits upper reef slopes, outer reef flats and walls, and this very common species is usually seen at depths between 3 to 65 feet (1 - 20 m).

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


    Kingdom: Animalia

    Phylum: Cnidaria

    Class: Anthozoa

    Subclass: Hexacorallia

    Order: Scleractinia

    Family: Acroporidae

    Genus: Acropora

FYI: Has a bush-like growth that is mostly light tan with purple or pink tips in the wild.

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 cerealis (Bushy Acropora)
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