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Acropora divaricata

(Dana, 1846)

Blue-tipped Acropora

Likely Reef Tank Suitable

Likely Fish-Only Tank Suitable

Range: Indo-West Pacific Ocean: Widespread.

Natural Environment: Inhabits shallow upper reef slopes in lagoons and on fringing reefs and usually seen at depths between 15 to 85 feet (5 - 25 m).

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

FYI: A plate-like growth in the wild with upward growing finger-like projections and dark brown or greenish brown, sometimes with light brown or blue branch tips or dark blue with whitish tips.

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.

Occasionally seen in the trade.

 Acropora divaricata (Blue-tipped Acropora)
Photo © Franck Meri
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