Brad’s Badazz Bowerbank
Brad’s Badazz Bowerbank frag is WYSIWYG. Brad has been growing this one for years and its one of the prettiest we’ve seen. Glows in the dark is so bright. The Acan Hillae coral, Acanthastrea hillae, also known as the Bowerbanki coral, is a rare large polyp stony coral. This species is found infrequently in both the wild and the aquarium trade. It is easy to keep in an aquarium, fast growing, and grows best under moderate lighting. The Acan Hillae is often intensely colored with a mosaic of blues, reds, yellows, greens, purples, and oranges – a truly beautiful coral. Its soft tissue often looks almost splattered with color, like a Jackson Pollock painting. This coral will accept mysis and brine shrimp, and the more it is fed the faster it will grow.
Common names: Bowerbanki, acan
Difficulty Level: Most Bowers are fairly easy to keep as long as alkalinity levels are kept stable.
Feeding: Bowerbanki are extremely aggressive eaters with very capable tentacles. They will easily catch and consume most food types including frozen, liquid and even pellets. Take care as their feeding aggression can sometimes be taken out on neighboring corals.
Lighting: Bowers usually do best is medium to lower lighting levels. As with most hard corals, bleaching is a concern, so always acclimate by starting them lower in the tank and slowly move them up to your desired location.
Waterflow: Bowerbankis can adapt to most flow conditions, but will extend their flesh more under medium to lower flow.
Placement: Bowers are very aggressive, so be careful to give them plenty of space.
General: Bowerbanki can take a long period to settle in and fully inflate. Be patient and give them time before moving them to a new placement.