Tabulate Acropora

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Acropora spp. - Oken, 1815
Tabulate Acropora

These Acropora need a large, stable, "mature" tank. Janine Cairns-Michael

[edit] Overview

These Acropora are very difficult to maintain and they need a large tank. The tabulate form may be an adaptation to increased exposure to light; they need bright lighting.

Family: Acroporidae

Other common name(s):

Native range:

Habitat: These shallow-water animals are from areas of high currents and wave action. Need very high current regimes in aquariums.

Maximum length: 400 cm (157 in)

Maximum height: 400 cm (157 in)

Minimum aquarium size: 380 L (100 gal)

Lighting: Bright lighting is essential.

Placement: In full bright light.

Water: Marine 24 °C (297 K, 75 °F) - 28 °C (301 K, 82 °F)

[edit] Feeding

Zooxanthellate; need microplankton or small particulate organic matter for best growth.

[edit] Aquarium Compatibility

No Acropora should be placed in a tank that is less than a year old. They need a stable, “mature” tank with excellent water quality, and must be spaced properly to allow for growth.

[edit] Special Care

Maintain calcium concentrations at or near 450 ppm. Maintain alkalinity at 3.2 to 4.5 meq/L (9 to 12 dKH). Maintain phosphate at undetectable levels.

[edit] Notes

May be available as “aquacultured” corals. Such clones have undergone physiological adaptation to captivity and survive far better than wild-caught individuals. Many of these corals will show different growth forms in different aquariums.

Reference: A PocketExpert Guide to Marine Invertebrates
Image credit: JCM
Text credit: RLS
Facts about Tabulate AcroporaRDF feed
Common name Tabulate Acropora  +
Family Acroporidae  +
Genus Acropora  +
Image credit JCM  +
Lighting Bright lighting is essential.  +
Maximum height 157 in  +
Maximum length 157 in  +
Minimum aquarium size 100 gal  +
Native range Indo-Pacific  +
Placement In full bright light.  +
Reference A PocketExpert Guide to Marine Invertebrates  +
Specific name spp.  +
Text credit RLS  +
Water max temp 301 K (28 °C, 82 °F)  +
Water min temp 297 K (24 °C, 75 °F)  +
Water type Marine  +