Faux Slimer Acropora
The Prestige Reef Faux Green Slimer Acro, is one of the hardier Acropora, with regards to both its care and physical structure, having thicker, more robust branches.
This Species is often confused with the original Bali Green Slimer, however, if you look closely, its polyp arrangement and density are completely different. With them being much more sparse
It gets its name from the copious amounts of slime it produces when handled.
This coral has been growing in my tank since November 2016 and during this time its been grown under both T5's and LED's.
Under each of these, it has flourished with both rapid growth and good colouration.
It is an SPS coral (small polyp stony) with a vibrant green base and identical coloured polyps.
This coral needs good lighting and moderate flow to maintain optimum health, however, is more forgiving than some of the other SPS species.
In addition to this, it will also require the correct levels of Calcium, Alkalinity and Magnesium along with various other trace elements found in natural seawater.
Additional feeding isn't required to maintain its health, as they get the majority of their food from photosynthesis. However, they will feed on micro-plankton and very fine coral foods.
Be sure to keep an eye on your nutrient levels though, as excessive nutrients can cause it to lose colouration.
Care Level - High
Flow - Strong & intermittent
Lighting - High
Temperament - Peaceful
Frags of this coral are 1 inch, and are glued to frag plugs
Due to variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image provided.