Strawberry Shortcake Acropora
A Rare Premium Designer SPS Hard Coral
Limited Time Sale: $38.95 each.
Buy 2, get 1 FREE!
Will ship approximately 4/12/12
Limited Time Sale: $38.95 each.
Stock is limited, and as with all ultra premium coral, once this colony is gone, there are no guarantees as to when we will have more in stock. If you are a reef connoisseur, this is a must have for your tank.
To sweeten the deal on this already premium coral, we're pricing them at an unbelievable $38.95.
Soung too good to be true? What if I said that we are also running a buy two get one free special on these acropora?
That's right... three strawberry shortcake acropora for $77.90... $25.97 each! Discount is applied automatically when you add 3 to your cart.
These frags will develop to have a pale green hue with pink tips; they will not remain off-white as in the picture.
Placing your order now will ensure that you receive a premium piece; all of our strawberry shortcake acropora frags are shipped on a first come first serve basis.
All of our stock is sold as WYSIWYG Coral, meaning "What you see is what you get". Our pictures are of the actual coral you will receive; not stock photos or pictures of past stock. We pride ourselves on customer satisfaction, and you can rest assured that what you buy is exactly what you will receive. No bait-and-switches here, as done by some other sites... In the unlikely case that something were to change with your order, we will contact you with updated details to ensure that you would like to proceed.
About Strawberry Shortcake Acropora (Acropora Microclados)
Acropora Microclados in The Wild
This species is widespread but rare all through its range. Its risk vulnerability improves the odds of becoming lost within one generation in the foreseeable future from coral reefs at a critical stage. Precise population trends are not known but populace reduction can be inferred from reductions in environment quality in accordance with the combined estimations of both destroyed reefs and coral reefs in the critical level of deterioration inside of its range. Consequently, the predicted habitat deterioration and decrease of 33% over three generation lengths (Thirty years) is the greatest inference of population decline and meets the criteria for a classification of "Vulnerable". This species is particularly vulnerable to bleaching, disease, crown-of-thorns starfish predation, and substantial decrease in coral reef habitat as a result of combined threats. It will be vital to reexamine this species in ten years time as a result of predicted risks from climatic change and marine acidification.
Range and Distribution
Seas and Oceans:
This species is found in Australia, the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden, the central Indo-Pacific, the northern Indian Ocean, Samoa, the Cook Islands and Chagos, Southeast Asia, Japan and the East China Sea, and the oceanic west Pacific.
Australia, Israel, Christmas Island, Cook Islands, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, British Indian Ocean Territory, Jordan, Fiji, Indonesia, American Samoa, Palau, Japan, Cambodia, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Singapore, Kiribati, Micronesia, Federated States of, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Viet Nam, Wallis and Futuna, New Caledonia, Samoa, Taiwan, Province of China, Saudi Arabia, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Sudan, Thailand, Tuvalu, Philippines.
Strawberry Shortcake Acro (Acropora Microclados) occurs in shallow, tropical coral reef settings. This variety is located on upper reef inclines; just sub-tidally at reef edges. This coral is typically located at a depth of 5-20m.
Strawberry Shortcake Acropora in Captivity
Reef Keeping Information
Many Acropora corals are dull brown or green colors, so those rare and brightly colored varieties such as the unique Strawberry Shortcake Acropora are highly sought after by experienced reef keepers. Captive keeping of the more common Acropora is widespread in the reef-keeping community, with the rarer types being substantially less common, but substantially more prized. Provided the proper conditions, numerous Acropora varieties expand rapidly and individual colonies can surpass 1 meter across in the wild. In a properly managed saltwater aquarium, small frags can develop into huge basketball-sized colonies in just 1 or 2 years. Acros kept in reef tanks steadily undergo changes as a result of selection which helps them to thrive in your own home aquarium. Occasionally, coral frags of captive Acros are utilized to repopulate barren coral reefs in actual oceans.
Acropora corals are difficult to keep in a reef tank. They need bright lighting, steady temperature, and clean turbulent water. Supplying these conditions routinely may be too involving for a reef-keeping novice.
|Diet / Feeding||No|
|Color||White with Pink Tips; Will develop pale green hue|