The Devils Eye Lord Acan (Acanthastrea lordhowensis) is a beautiful dark red (almost black) variation of the famous Lord Acan. With both red and dark black coloration along the septa of the corallite, this large polyp stony with strong growth and beautiful patterns will surely please any reef aquarist.
Acanthastrea are found in shallow water however normally in silty locations where light is not as brilliant as well as permeating as a result of the sediment in the water. They normally have a larger corallite structure ranging approx 10mm in diameter with tiny lobes surrounding the septa.
Acanthastrea sp. are aggressive feeders after the lights head out and sweeper arms could get to over an inch out from the body of the coral reefs in attempt to catch meals. Positioning of corals within the aquarium expecting this organic predatory habits will conserve nests from coral reefs wars for space and food.
They are simple to frag as their well defined corallites are plan for reducing. They can allow lots of extremes in lighting however for best coloration we have found that much less extreme light functions most effectively (HO T5 lights) as as compared to Metal Halides.
The Acanthastrea genus is a big family members of corals reefs with many variants and colour designs. The Acanthastrea lordhowensis & Acanthastrea echinata are the most typical Acans in the fish tank profession.