Limited Edition
Joe's Speciosa Acropora
A Joe Knows Reefs Original

Limited Edition Joe's Speciosa Acropora Original Colony Imaged.
This acropora has a very unique and unusual branch and corallite morphology.
Corallites can be flared and they can also grow into elongated tubes.
Corallite edges and polyps also develop bright blue pigmentation.
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The Joe's speciosa Acropora has a very interesting growth morphology. Corallites can develop flared edges and they can also grow into elongated tubular shapes. Branches are thin and the coral basically appears to be a hybrid species. Joe's speciosa also develops bright blue polyps and bright blue corallite edges. Branch tips can also develop bright blue. When colored up, the coral is vcery colorful with an exotic shape or morphology.

This coral was imported directly from Indonesia in the spring of 2012 by Joe Knows Reefs. Reeffarmers acquired our seed fragments of this coral directly from Joe in the fall of 2012. Joe recommends moderate light and moderate water current. Upon receiving this coral from Joe, Reeffarmers immediately recognized the exotic nature of the corals unique branching and corallite morphology. Joe has identified the coral as an Acropora speciosa.

Steve Tyree is maintaining a seed section of this coral for in an 8 foot raceway Gyre BiZonal system. This system is naturally filtered with a semi-cryptic zone and a reef flat exposed zone. In Steve's captive reef the coral is positioned to receive moderate to weak light levels from a 400 watt SE 20,000 K metal halide. The first retail edition fragment of this coral was sold private. Retail fragments of this coral have listed up to $150.00 .

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