Ant Insignis (Acropora insignis) comes from Ant Atoll, a pristine uninhabited atoll near Pohnpei in the Caroline Islands.  It is abundant on the leeward reef flats of the atoll down to about 10 ft in depth.   Fragments are cultured in ocean cages at a depth of 10-20  feet in Pohnpei’s protected lagoon.

Be sure to check out the images showing the natural coloration of this coral.  The fragment in the main photo has been grown under T5 lights for several weeks which causes a violet color to develop that is not seen in the wild.

Placement: Middle – Top

Lighting: High (after acclimation)

Flow: Moderate – Strong