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Acropora

Acropora convexa

(Dana, 1846)

Acropora Convexa

Likely Reef Tank Suitable

Likely Fish-Only Tank Suitable

Range: Indo-West Pacific Ocean: Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines and south to Australia.

Natural Environment: Inhabits turbid reef slopes and lagoons and 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.

Taxonomy:

    Kingdom: Animalia

    Phylum: Cnidaria

    Class: Anthozoa

    Subclass: Hexacorallia

    Order: Scleractinia

    Family: Acroporidae

    Genus: Acropora

FYI: Has upward growing finger-like growth and usually creamy-brown, sometime with yellowish axial corallites in the wild.

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

 Acropora convexa (Acropora Convexa)
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