Banana Hand Acropora

SKU: 3-8-S2-29-03
Regular price $38.88 USD
Regular price -35% $59.99 USD Sale price $38.88 USD

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Care Level for Aquacultured Acropora

Ease of Care: Moderate to Difficult. Aquacultured Acropora corals, while generally more adaptable and hardy than their wild counterparts, still require precise and stable water conditions, making them suitable for more experienced reef aquarists.

Lighting: High. Aquacultured Acropora thrive under high-intensity lighting, which is crucial for their growth and coloration. LED or metal halide lighting systems that offer a broad spectrum are recommended.

Water Flow: High. These corals benefit from strong and varied water flow to mimic their natural habitat, which helps in nutrient uptake, removal of waste, and preventing algae growth on their branches.

Water Parameters: Stability is key. Aim to maintain a temperature range of 76-82°F (24-28°C), pH of 8.1-8.4, and specific gravity of 1.025-1.026. Consistent levels of calcium, alkalinity, and magnesium are vital for their skeletal development.

Quarantine Process: Aquacultured Acropora are often quarantined before being introduced to the main display tank. This not only ensures they are free from pests and diseases but also allows them to acclimate to aquarium conditions in a controlled environment, enhancing their hardiness and reducing the risk of introducing pathogens to your aquarium.

Dietary Needs: Predominantly photosynthetic, benefiting from the symbiotic algae (zooxanthellae) within their tissues. However, they also capture food particles from the water column, and targeted feeding can support their nutritional needs.

Recommended Foods: Fine particulate planktonic foods and specially formulated coral foods can supplement their diet, promoting healthier growth and vibrant coloration.

Feeding Frequency: Optional supplemental feeding 2-3 times a week can be beneficial, though care should be taken not to compromise water quality.

What Our Clients Say About Us

David Tannenbaum
in the last week

Just got my first order in. Came the next day. Packaging was perfectly done and better than many other coral dealers. Each was clearly ID'd in specimen jars with care instructions for each one individually. The prior day I hadn't specified a delivery date (which is a great feature) and they called me to verify. Absolutely flawless experience and I'll be back. Really reasonable prices on corals as well. Worth every penny.

Erwin Bertomolde
a month ago

100% recommended, I had doubts about buy corals on line, but I trusted in Riptide Aquaculture and I’m satisfied with my choice, excellent service, All corals arrived in good conditions, good colors, and good shape.

Daniel Zia
a month ago

Excellent coral buying experience. All four corals arrived intact, each was packed in sufficient water and tripled bagged. Shipped from florida to california in 24 hrs. Communication was excellent and they adjusted delivery date per my request.

Mark Stover
a month ago

I just ordered 9 coral during Riptides recent reef2reef tiki sale. I requested they be delivered on a set day, but they realized that it may be too cold for shipping so they requested that it be moved out a week. The following week they shipped on time and the packaging was excellent. Heat pack inside the styrofoam box kept the coral warm in transit and each coral was triple bagged. They all were healthy and looked great when they arrived. One was kind of small, but I can’t really complain as it was only $5 during the sale. Overall I was very pleased with the entire process. I would highly recommend them.

HeatherArmyStrong
a month ago

Really fun buying during the Tiki Torch Sale! (That may be the wrong name 🤷). Regardless, the sale was a ton of fun and I got some really amazing pieces for a crazy good price. They had crazy $5 specials, just had to be fast enough. You could win three of them, and you have to buy three at discounted prices. Really awesome selection, got way more than three at the prices they had. Really great shipping, worked around my schedule. Due to weather delays, several orders came in today so I received about 35 pieces total. The packaging was really well done and getting these guys settled into the tank was a breeze. All of them are mostly out in just a couple of hours. So awesome! Not a single complaint for these guys! Will be back for the next sale.