Picture of the Week – 12/13 – 12/19

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Neon Green Tipped Acropora
Pictured in this week’s picture of the week is a neon green tipped Acropora. This particular Acro originally had a tan colored base, but quickly developed neon green tips under low nutrient conditions. Under heavy actinics, these tips would glow, almost like the end of a candlestick. The growth form for this particular colony is a bushy form. It sends branches out in almost every direction, with secondary branches coming off of those as well.

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  • I'd like to see one in low light where it actually looks like candlelight.

    • i've actually got several underexposed shots. i'll have to look at them again and see if there's a noticeable glow.

      • Yea, with the right exposure setup, a low-light closeup of the Acropora could be amazing. My friend just bought a camera that would be perfect for it (we've been taking some insane pics of bar and hotel aquariums in and around Austin since they have the money to maintain elaborate tanks. He is posting them on stock photo sites… but I'll see if I can't get a link to share of the more fantastic spots.