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Old 11-11-2018, 02:24 AM
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Coral Spotlight | Acanthastrea Echinata

Common Names:*moon coral, acan, acan echinata

Difficulty Level: acans*are fairly easy to keep.

Feeding:*Acanthastrea*are extremely aggressive eaters with very capable tentacles. They will easily catch and consume most food types including frozen, liquid and even pellets. Take care as their feeding aggression can sometimes be taken out on neighboring corals.

Lighting:*Acans*will thrive in a wide range of lighting. As with most hard corals, bleaching is a concern, so always acclimate by starting them lower in the tank and slowly move them up to your desired location.

Waterflow:*Acanthastrea*can adapt to most flow condition.

Placement:*Acans*are very aggressive, so be careful to give them plenty of space.

General:*Acanthastrea*can take a long period to settle in and fully inflate. Be patient and give them time before moving them to a new placement.

Recent taxonomic changes have left micromussa echinata alone in a genus that was also previously populated by the common species lordhowensis. Acan lords have been transfered to the genus micromussa under the same species name lordhowensis.

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