Common names: Bowerbanki, acan

Difficulty Level: Most Bowers are fairly easy to keep as long as alkalinity levels are kept stable.

Feeding: Bowerbanki are extremely aggressive eaters with very capable tentacles. They will easily catch and consume most food types including frozen, liquid and even pellets. Take care as their feeding aggression can sometimes be taken out on neighboring corals.

Lighting: Bowers usually do best is medium to lower lighting levels. As with most hard corals, bleaching is a concern, so always acclimate by starting them lower in the tank and slowly move them up to your desired location.

Waterflow: Bowerbankis can adapt to most flow conditions, but will extend their flesh more under medium to lower flow.

Placement: Bowers are very aggressive, so be careful to give them plenty of space.

General: Bowerbanki can take a long period to settle in and fully inflate. Be patient and give them time before moving them to a new placement.

Bowerbanki Fragging 101

*Recent taxonomic changes have seen the genus of acanthastrea split or combined into several other genera including micromussa and homophyllia. Bear with me as these changes are migrated across sites.

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