Mr. Pacman Acropora

SPS Deep Dive – Mr. Pacman Acropora

The Mr. Pacman Acropora is a thin branched Acropora that resembles the shape and structure of the Tyree Red Dragon. It’s branches range in color from reddish pink to purple and it’s tips exhibit a greenish/yellowish tint. It also has smooth skin, a low density of polyps and delicate, open branches. Given it\’s smooth skin, caution should be used when dipping it to prevent pests such as Red Bugs or AEFW.

pacman acro

According to, this deepwater acro was exported from Indonesia in 2011. Similar to other deepwater SPS, it prefers lower light and will do fine near the bottom of a tank under metal halides, T5s or LEDs.

The Mr. Pacman Acropora does not need to be blasted with current so low flow is fine. Proper calcium (400-440 ppm), alkalinity (8-9 dkh) and magnesium levels (1300-1400 ppm) should be maintained to help this coral thrive. Overall, this coral stands out due to its unusual growth pattern and beautiful colors, making it a worthwhile edition to any reef tank. A must have for a deepwater acro lover!

Additional Resources

If you would like some help with a new tank build, including help designing a custom aquarium, or help re-configuring your current setup then you can visit this page for more information. And if you are looking to add some equipment, I do sell GHL, Pax Bellum, Reef Octopus Calcium and Kalk Reactors and Royal Exclusiv products, including Dreamboxes, which is the equipment I use and recommend. I also sell Reef Brite metal halide and LED fixtures as well as Maxspect & IceCap Gyres.

As for additional insights and information, please explore my many other reef tank and SPS related articles as well as my YouTube channel. For an even deeper dive into reef tank care you can check out my Reef Keeping Master Class. This online course is an immersive and one of a kind educational tool designed to help reef aquarium hobbyists build and maintain a beautiful SPS reef tank. The course is a series of video presentations with some supplemental video from my YouTube channel. There are also quizzes to help students retain and understand the information presented in the course.

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