Purple Lord Acan - $42 (Monroe)

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condition: new
make / manufacturer: coralSLover
model name / number: LPS

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Purple Lord Acan has deep purple body with bright orange strips across the body and neon green ring around the mouth (center). The coral has large heads when blooming.

The Acan Echinata Acanthastrea echinata is a colorful large polyp stony (LPS) coral in the Mussidae family. They are found in some intense oranges to intense green and red combinations.The Echinata Coral is the second most popular and sought after of the Acanthastrea species, following the Acan Lord A. lordhowensis. Some descriptive names the A. echinata are known by include Echinata Coral, Starry Cup Coral, Artichoke Coral, Pineapple coral, Rainbow Acanthastrea, Rainbow Acan, and Acan Brain Coral.

The Acan Echinata is one of the easiest of the LPS (large polyp stony) corals to care for. They are not at all demanding and will readily grow new polyps. They do not need to be fed since they use the dissolved organics in the tank for nourishment. Try to avoid housing with soft corals as they do not do as well in their presence, and some will die if the softy population is too high. Provide a low water movement and moderate lighting. Do not use metal halides since the Acan Echinata will not fully open under lighting that is too strong.

Acan Corals tend to prefer the lower side of lighting intensity. Provided the PAR is at least 25-50, you should be fine. You may need to experiment with what the particular Acan coral likes best.

Acanthastrea Coral Feeding: The Acanthastrea genus, like other large polyp stony (LPS) corals, have developed several feeding strategies. Through a symbiotic relationship with a marine algae, known as zooxanthellae, they receive some of their nutrients. They also capture planktonic organisms, food particles from the water column, and can absorb dissolved organic matter.

In captivity, A. echinata feed mostly on nanoplankton and dissolved organics in the water, though like Ricordea (a type of Mushroom Coral), they can be fed zooplankton and very small prey.

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