WYSIWYG Acanthastrea Wilsoni Frag

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Acanthastrea wilsoni, commonly known as Wilson's Acan, is a stunning species of stony coral belonging to the family Lobophylliidae. Renowned for its vibrant and intricate appearance, Acanthastrea wilsoni is a popular choice among marine aquarists and coral enthusiasts alike.

This species typically forms massive colonies composed of individual polyps, each surrounded by a calcareous skeleton. The polyps of Acanthastrea wilsoni display a remarkable array of colors, ranging from vivid blues and greens to intense reds and oranges. Additionally, their polyps often exhibit contrasting patterns, such as stripes, spots, or swirls, further adding to their visual appeal.

Acanthastrea wilsoni is known for its hardiness and adaptability, making it well-suited for a variety of aquarium environments. Under optimal conditions, including stable water parameters and moderate to high lighting, this coral species can thrive and grow rapidly, forming dense colonies that provide shelter and habitat for other marine organisms.

In its natural habitat, Acanthastrea wilsoni is typically found in shallow reef environments throughout the Indo-Pacific region, including areas such as Australia, Indonesia, and the Solomon Islands. It prefers areas with moderate water flow and ample sunlight, where it can efficiently capture planktonic prey and photosynthesize with its symbiotic algae.

Despite its beauty and resilience, Acanthastrea wilsoni, like many coral species, faces threats from habitat degradation, pollution, and climate change. Conservation efforts aimed at preserving coral reefs and their ecosystems are crucial for ensuring the long-term survival of this magnificent species and others like it.

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(100-200 PAR)

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