Acropora tortuosa

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Acropora tortuosa
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Acropora tortuosa
Species Acropora tortuosa
Difficulty High
Required Lighting High
Temp. 72-78F
Placement Midground/High
Coloration White, Purple
pH 8.1-8.4
Specific Gravity 1.023-1.025
Water Hardness 8-12dh
Temperament Peaceful
Water Flow High/Very-High


Alternative names[edit]

Acropora tortuosa

Tank compatibility[edit]

A peaceful coral that should not be kept with fish or invertebrates that may nip it, nor with any other corals that may sting it with their long sweeping tentacles.

Diet[edit]

This coral contains the symbiotic algae zooxanthellae from which it receives the majority of its nutritional requirements through photosynthesis. It generally does not require any supplemental feedings but may pick up any other micro-plankton or foods designed for other tank invertebrates.

Environment Specifics[edit]

This coral does best in an established tank. It prefers a high water current and a high light level (400 to 600PAR), so does best in the middle to upper regions of the tank depending on the lighting. Needs stable water parameters to thrive, and adequate calcium to grow.

Identification[edit]

A smooth skinned SPS coral that has small coloured polyps at the end of its coloured branches.

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