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Old 03-01-2012, 02:48 PM   #1
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Bought this yesterday as in an acan. Is it a specific type or does it have any special needs? Thank you!


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Old 03-01-2012, 03:47 PM   #2
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Where are my coral experts????
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Old 03-01-2012, 04:11 PM   #3
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I only know them as Acan or Lord Acan. I've been told low-moderate light and flow, probably lower light than flow. I bought a very similar frag at my LFS too! Have wanted one for awhile!

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Old 03-01-2012, 04:16 PM   #4
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Looks like the same one. Thanks for the response! Great minds think alike I guess!
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As far as any other care, I was told with acceptable light and water parameters, one of the easier corals to care for. I think that's why they are pretty pricey as far as a colony is concerned, they don't die easy so you usually won't be buying it again, unlike members of the Gorgonian family! Gorgonians are beautiful, and relatively cheap, with minor exceptions, but good luck keeping them!
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Like your color better, looks like some blue/green and pink to it! Mines mostly orange and grey. Keep me posted, want to see it in a year!
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Acans are tough to positively ID. There are 12+ species that all share most characteristics and other corals in the same family also include many of those same characteristics. IMO, you should follow general acan care guidelines and you should be fine.

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Acan lord = Acanthastrea lordhowensis = 1 of 12+ species. This is the popular name for collectors and distributors to attach to them, but it is in no way a positive ID.
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Thanks guys! Lovin the info!
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Old 03-01-2012, 04:55 PM   #10
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Do these split and create new heads or do they just start up baby ones? I have noticed small indentions in one of the heads. Splitting?
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