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Acropora elseyi

(Brook, 1892)

Bottlebrush Coral

Likely Reef Tank Suitable

Likely Fish-Only Tank Suitable

Range: Indo-West Pacific Ocean: Widespread.

Natural Environment: Inhabits shallow reef areas and usually seen at low tide levels at depths between 15 - 50 feet (5 - 15 m).

General Husbandry: Generally, not seen in the trade.

If available, see Acropora abrolhosensis for suggested aquarium husbandry.


    Kingdom: Animalia

    Phylum: Cnidaria

    Class: Anthozoa

    Subclass: Hexacorallia

    Order: Scleractinia

    Family: Acroporidae

    Genus: Acropora

FYI: In the wild, has a tree-like/bottlebrush-like growth and is basically tan with branch tips cream or yellow.

 Acropora elseyi (Bottlebrush Coral)
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