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Acropora

Acropora tenuis

(Dana, 1846)

Purple Tipped Acropora

Likely Reef Tank Suitable

Likely Fish-Only Tank Suitable

Range: Indo-West Pacific Ocean: Widespread.

General Husbandry: See Acropora aculeus for suggested aquarium husbandry.

Taxonomy:

    Kingdom: Animalia

    Phylum: Cnidaria

    Class: Anthozoa

    Subclass: Hexacorallia

    Order: Scleractinia

    Family: Acroporidae

    Genus: Acropora

FYI: In the wild, forms clump-like growths that are sometimes yellow, cream, green or blue, and with corallites a contrasting color.

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 tenuis (Purple Tipped Acropora)
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 Acropora tenuis (Purple Tipped Acropora)
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