Acanthastra or Acans mostly originate from the waters of the Indo-Pacific and Australia. Their amazing colors make these corals the perfect centerpiece for any stony coral tank.
To maintain their health and coloration, Acans do best under medium to moderate lighting levels. Always keep your Acans at least 1-2 inches away from other species of corals, as they will aggressively sting most other corals they come into contact with.
While Acans act very aggressively towards other species of corals, they will not sting each other, even if you have different color morphs coming in contact with one another. This gives you the ability to completely carpet a small or large area with an intense variety of color.
Spot feeding these corals a mixture of meaty foods, including Mysisand brine will give you spectacular growth rates. By properly maintaining your trace element levels and doing regular spot feeding, you can expect baby heads of new Acans to begin to sprout within a month or so. Spot feeding will increase this corals growth rate but is not entirely necessary. Acans also receive a large amount of nutrients from photosynthesis.