Micromussa lordhowensis – Acan Lord Frag – WYSIWYG 30

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This is a frag of Micro Lords (previously Acan Lords).  Color is red and white stripes with pink walls and purple borders.

   AIMS Coral Database Fact Sheet


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Product Description

Category:  LPS (Large Polyp Stony)
Common Name:
 Acan Lords, Micro Lords
Scientific Name:  Micromussa lordhowensis previously called Acanthastrea lordhowensis
Specimen Size: Frag approximately 1.25″ across with 3+ polyps on 1.5″ disk
Origination: ECC aquacultured frag
Entry Updated:  3/1/2017


Commonly referred to as ‘Acans’ or ‘Acan Lords’, these corals form small mounds in the aquarium as the polyps multiply.

Science has recently reclassified these as  Micromussa lordhowensis and sometimes now are referred to as Micro Lords, but most people still refer to them as Acan Lords.

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

Acans come in many different color variations and often times will fluoresce with impressive displays of color under blue lights.

Acans do best and will grow quicker if they are target fed meaty foods such as small mysis shrimp or brine shrimp on occasion when their tentacles are extended at night, but feeding is not required.

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

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Quick Care Notes

ReefCorner Living Conditions for this specimen:

Lighting:  10 hrs/day using ReefCorner Captive Reef LED Lighting
PAR:  50-100 PAR measured at coral
Water Flow: Low to moderate flow
Food:  Feeding mysis shrimp 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: Easy.  This is a fairly hardy coral and will adapt to many conditions.
Lighting:  Low to moderate
Waterflow:  Low to moderate
Placement: On live rock or sandbed
Aggressiveness: Low.  Short tentacles extended at night.  Can safely touch other Acan colonies.
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