TerraReef Weedy Acropora Coral Stock (possibly "Scripps Acro"?)
These came without a name in a pack of Acropora coral we purchased from another hobbyist in 2007-2008. At least one wise reef master who has seen images of this coral has said it looks very similar to, and may be, the "Scripps Acro".(Possibly Acropora microphthalma) We have always called these “Weedy Acropora” for two reasons. First they grow very quickly in high light. Secondly the colony structure is disorderly and closest to a bush thicket or a tumble weed. It has relatively thin branches compared to most other Acropora and little polyp extension. The plugs the frags are on in these images are 1.25" wide to give a sense of scale. We have included some photos of what typical frags may look like as well as some imags of mother colonies.
Like all the corals currently listed from TerraReef, this specimen is an aquacultured coral.
It is very important that you are aware of the care requirements of these corals before ordering. Please take some time to read some information from a few sources.
This item is a "stock item" meaning the coral you receive may not be the exact one in the picture, but a clone similar in appearance. Sometimes we include images of our mother colonies as well to give an idea of what the corals will grow into under proper care. Approximate size range may also vary between individual specimens.