Sour Apple Anacropora
More fire straight from the Chaos SPS Vault! Corals of the anacropora genus are relatively easy to care for and have similar requirements to acropora and montipora. The Sour Apple Anacropora is a neon green colored specimen with blue-violet polyps. Chaos Aquaculture’s Sour Apple Anacropora is WYSIWYG
Anacropora are native to Indo-Pacific waters and grow in dense thickets among montipora and acropora. Corals of this genus have long, slender branches that grow up to 10 mm in diameter. Unlike the acropora, anacropora do not possess terminal axial corallites at the tapered tips.
Anacropora do well under moderately intense lighting. T5 Fluorescent, LED and Metal Halide are all good lighting choices for anacropora. However, slow acclimation to more intense lighting should be taken into consideration. Similar to acropora and montipora, anacropora will flourish in moderate to high water current.
As with the majority of SPS corals, anacropora rely on their own zooxanthellae for nutrition. Therefore, direct feeding is not necessary although additions of phytoplankton and zooplankton will be beneficial. Anacropora can be propagated through fragging the mature branches.