Picture of the Week, Yellow Acanthastrea lordhowensis


Yellow Acan Frag

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.


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