Acropora microcladosis commonly referred to as Strawberry Shortcake Acropora. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not for beginners. A aquarium size of at least 200 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
The offspring of Acropora microclados are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Acropora microclados, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Acropora microclados, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.
Similar Species: Acropora massawensis, which forms prostrate colonies and has less tubular radial corallites. See also A. lamarcki, which has less exsert and less tubular radial corallites and A. macrostoma, which does not have nariform corallite openings.