Acanthastrea lordhowensis

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Common Name: Round brain coral
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Product Source: AU
Product Origin: Great Barrier Reef
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“Micromussa lordhowensis” (formerly Acanthastrea lordhowensis), commonly called “micro lords” are a highly desirable LPS coral as they have a wide range of eye-catching colour combinations and finely beaded textures.

The most common formation of micro lords are contrasts of reds, purples and greens, however an astonishing display of ultra and rainbow coloured colonies are quickly becoming the pinnacle of the aquarium trade.

Colonies are massive with large fleshy corallites (8-15mm) of uneven heights; these colonies can often resemble that of the faviid species. In the wild, Micromussa lordhowensis are typically found in shallow turbid waters.”

Basic Water Parameters
8.0 to 8.3

pH

8.0 to 8.3

34 - 36ppm

Salinity

34 - 36ppm

24.0 - 26.0 Celsius

Temperature

24.0 - 26.0 Celsius

Husbandry Requirements
8.0 to 8.3

Lighiting

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34 - 36ppm

Flow

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24.0 - 26.0 Celsius

Aggressiveness

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Acclimation Guide

  • It is highly recommended to acclimate all corals to a new environment to prevent shocking corals.
  • Place the corals in the water from the packing bags and slowly add the water from new environment (Dripping method is recommended).
  • Use the water parameter above as a guide.
  • When the vessel becomes full , replace the water with the new environment water by a small amount at a time.
  • Ensure the water temperature matches with the new environment’s water.
  • After the corals have spent adequate time in the acclimation water, gently place the corals to a new environment.
  • It is recommended to place new corals under lower light intensity than usually required. Once corals show no signs of stress, it can be moved to higher lighting area gradually.”