Acan coral

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Acan coral
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LPS Corals

Acanthastrea echinata (or acans for short) are quite popular, and thankfully their price has come down significantly since 2005. They are easy to care for, similar in care to any LPS coral. Feeding them directly can increase their growth rate significantly. Each polyp has its own mouth to feed.  A. echinata are aggressive toward neighboring corals, so definitely leave about 6" of space to avoid losses.