Even though the Acan trend of the early 2000’s has calmed way down, we still have a soft spot for those little Australian gems of the reef. As you can tell, these corals come in a wide variety of colors, with each sporting bold designs that are sure to really catch the eye of a passing aquarist. Some patterns are obviously more subdued that others, but for the most part, these colonies (or mini-colonies) are each breathtaking in their own way. This particular coral is primarily orangish-yellow, with he mouth being far brighter than the rest of the polyps. A sharply contrasting gray outlines each of the coral’s heads, and you can make out the slightest bit of green on the tentacles that are poking out from under the tissue.
Picture of the Week, Yellow Acanthastrea lordhowensis0