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Aussie Acan Colony Grade A (WYSIWYG)

Aussie Acan Colony Grade A (WYSIWYG)

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Aussie Acan Colony Grade A (WYSIWYG)

Considered a luxury for any saltwater aquarium, the Aussie Acan comes in hundreds of different color combinations and is kept by beginners and advanced hobbyists alike. The typical Acan Coral care sheet is as follows:

  • Classification:  (LPS) Acanthastrea Lordhowensis
  • Level:  Beginner
  • Light Level:  Moderate
  • Water Flow: Moderate
  • Disposition:  Semi-Aggresive
  • Water Conditions: PH:8.1-8.4, 72-78 F., specific gravity 1.023-1.025, dKH 8-12
  • Placement:  Middle

Feeding your Acan Coral

The Aussie Acan Coral (Acanthastrea) receives some nutrition by way of photosynthesis.  The key word is SOME.  Many other species of coral use photosynthesis as the main source of nutrition.

Target feeding your Acans twice a week is sufficient, however some feed their Acans every other day to maximize growth.

High quality frozen Mysis Shrimp is preferred choice of my Acans along with Reef Roids, which are target fed 2-3 times a week.

Target feeding involves using a squirt feeder.  My favorite feeder is made by Kent and can be used for either liquid or suspended foods.  A turkey baster can also double as a target feeder.   Squirt the solution, which has been mixed with tank water directly, but lightly into the coral.  The tentacles will sense the food and the coral will begin to feed.

Water Flow

Most Acans prefer moderate movement, which involves enough movement to disperse food within reach, but not too fast, which would likely result in polyps that do not open fully.


The theme of Acan care seems to be moderation and lighting requirements are no different.  Placement at the top of the water column could result in too much light resulting in bleaching or death.

Placement is important for lighting purposes, water flow and the aggressiveness of Acan coral.  Give at least 4-6 inches of space between Acans and other coral as they can and will fight for a dominant position.


Some reefers float the bag for 30 minutes then drop them into the tank. Caution dictates dipping the coral to remove bacteria, parasites and or hitchhikers for 5-10 minutes.  Simultaneously drip acclimate the coral then wash it off with clean saltwater.

*Care Sheet Courtesy Of Saltwateraquarist.com

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