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Acropora

Acropora gemmifera

(Brook, 1892)

Acropora gemmifera

Likely Reef Tank Suitable

Likely Fish-Only Tank Suitable

Range: Indo-West Pacific Ocean: Widespread.

Natural Environment: Inhabits exposed upper reef slopes and reef flats and usually seen at depths between 3 to 50 feet (1 - 15 m).

General Husbandry: See Acropora abrolhosensis for suggested aquarium husbandry, except for swifter water movement - WM 3 and brighter light, PAR 450+ and if possible, water surges.

Taxonomy:

    Kingdom: Animalia

    Phylum: Cnidaria

    Class: Anthozoa

    Subclass: Hexacorallia

    Order: Scleractinia

    Family: Acroporidae

    Genus: Acropora

FYI: Has a cluster-like growth, with its basic colors often purple, blue, cream or brown, and having blue or white branch tips in the wild.

Cultured specimens exist in the trade that exhibit bright colors, therefore ask under what PAR conditions it was grown in, so you may continue to see it maintain its health/colors!

 Acropora gemmifera (Acropora gemmifera)
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 Acropora gemmifera (Acropora gemmifera)
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