Acanthastrea echinata – Orange Eye Frag – WYSIWYG 3

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This is a frag of  Acan echinata with the common name of ‘Orange Eye’ Color is a dark maroon purple with lighter highlights and orange eyes.  Some green is showing on the growing edges.

   AIMS Coral Database Fact Sheet


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Product Description

Category:  LPS (Large Polyp Stony)
Common Name:
  Orange Eye Echinata
Scientific Name:  Acanthastrea echinata
Specimen Size:  Medium frag approximately 1″ across, with 3+ eyes
Origination: UC aquacultured Frag.
Entry Updated:  12/17/2016


Commonly referred to as ‘Acan Echinata’ these corals are encrusting or form small mounds in the aquarium as the polyps multiply.  Acan Echinata are not as common in the hobby as the Acan Lords.

Acans of all types are excellent candidates for moderately lit reef aquaria or low to moderately lit areas of reef aquaria with bright lighting.

Acans do best and will grow quicker if they are target fed meaty foods on occasion.  We feed our Acans twice a week with small meaty foods such as mysis shrimp, brineshrimp and cyclopeeze at night when their tentacles are extended.

As is the case with all stony corals, attention needs to be paid to maintaining proper Calcium and Alkalinity levels in the reef tank for proper skeletal development as noted on the right.

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Naming Notes We identify the scientific name when we are able to with some degree of accuracy. You will notice that we don’t give our corals cool names like “AWESOME ULTRA SUPER METALLIC NEON RED AND SCREAMING LIME GREEN ULTRA ULTRA COLORED AUSSIE” unless it is a name in common usage in the hobby that helps to identify the coral. We let our pictures do the talking and you can be the judge of whether our corals are awesome or not.


Quick Care Notes

ReefCorner Living Conditions for this specimen:

Lighting:  Low to moderate 10 hrs/day using ReefCorner Captive Reef LED Lighting
PAR:  50-100 PAR measured at coral
Water Flow: moderate non-laminar flow
Food:  Feeding system small meaty foods 1-2 times weekly
Temperature: 77 - 80
Specific Gravity:  1.025 - 1.026
Alkalinity: 9-10 dKH
Calcium:  450-460ppm
Magnesium: 1320-1400ppm
pH: 8.15 - 8.35
Nitrates, Phosphates, Silicates = 0

General Care Requirements:

Care Level: Moderate.  A. echinata corals are fairly hardy once acclimated and provided with the proper lighting and water flow.
Lighting:  Low to Moderate
Water flow: Low to Moderate
Placement: On sand bed or low on rock work
Aggressiveness: Moderate. Has relatively short tentacle reach.
Water Parameters:  Stony corals require that water quality is kept high and the following parameters are monitored and maintained to within the tolerable bounds:
Temperature: 76-82
Specific Gravity: 1.024 - 1.026
Alkalinity: 8dKH - 12dKH
Calcium: 400ppm or above
Magnesium: 1250ppm or above
pH: 8.0 - 8.4
Nitrates: <5ppm

For more care information, go to our Reef Database Entry