Acropora sp.

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Acropora sp.
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SPS Corals

Acropora sp. come in many shapes and colors. To be honest, this particular coral looks very fake due to its color and lack of polyp extension. However, within its branches are acro-crabs which enjoy a symbiotic relationship with their host. They keep the coral clean of detritus and algae, and the coral shields them from danger. Acro-crabs do not live in dead or fake corals.