Acropora Sale
Acroporas are many reefkeepers' favorites, and for good reason!! They are one of main "reef building" types of corals that so many picture in their minds when they think "corals."

They are as diverse as they are beautiful, with at various times and sources, over a hundred species available to the hobbyist.

However they are not recommended for "newbies." You should NOT "cut your teeth" on them ... learn corals with easier, less sensitive, less expensive types (such as leathers, mushrooms, polyps, LPS - large polyped stony - corals), and then, after gaining experience and understanding the husbandry required, graduate to Acroporas, and other SPS (small polyped stony) corals.

We offer Acroporas in box lots (usually 10-12 to 20) direct from the overseas suppliers.   We have only the highest quality animals from independent "old-timer" shippers who know their Acro shipping beyond your imagination.

Our products are not the cheaper, commonly commercially available ones. They are 5-star Grade AAA pieces.


Fiji Acropora
Fiji Acropora

Fiji Acropora
Fiji Acropora - Large
Thanks to Francisco M. of Miami for the great photo!



There is a one box minimum - one box minimum (just one!) from *any single given site of origin* ... your order will be packed for you at the island of origin.

The wild pieces run from golf ball (small) sized to hand ball, or tennis ball sized (medium), with some ranging to baseball to softball sized (large) ... aquaculture sizing typically runs smaller than wild sizing. Most aquaculture pieces are golf ball to hand ball, or tennis ball sized at best, the Java is called 3"+ colonies. Most Indonesia cultured sources are about that, some will be a little bit under, some will be over that.

Note: Acropora shipments are not always a weekly thing, most sites are every two weeks at best. Sometimes due to weather or permits, there might only be one shipment in a month.

Fiji Acropora
Fiji Acropora - Large

Cultured Acropora


Acropora Ordering Page
The information below shows the place of origin, tells if wild or cultured, the approximate number of pieces in a box, if the box is "assorted only" or "by species" if the pieces can be selected from a list, then price per piece and box, the day of arrival to LAX, as well as the usual leadtime for ordering. If a source is shipping for Sunday at LAX, you can order by Wednesday and have a box of Acros the next Monday.



ACROPORA & SPS LISTS
Index page of available acropora
Acropora & SPS Lists


ACROPORA-X
Cultured
Rare types
Acropora-X


AUSTRALIA
Scheduling fluctuates ... please check with us for availabilities!
Australia Corals


FIJI
Wild
10-15 pieces - Assorted Only
$45 each - $650 box
Arrival LAX: Monday
Leadtime: 1-2 weeks
(Birdfish's favorite lately)

Fiji Acropora Species List

Fiji Acropora Photos

Order Fiji


FIJI LG-XL
Wild
8 pieces - Assorted Only
$85 each - $650 box
Arrival LAX: Monday
Leadtime: 2 weeks
No guaranty for large-XL

Fiji Large Acropora Photos

Order Fiji Large-XL


KUPANG
Cultured
20 pieces - Assorted Only
(List includes other coral types)
Arrival LAX: Sunday
Leadtime: 1 week

Timor (Kupang) Corals List

Kupang Corals Photos


NANO ACROPORA
Nano Corals


PREMIUM ACROPORA
Cultured
22 pieces - Assorted Only
Includes 20 acro & 2 montipora
Inquire regarding next shipment scheduling

Premium Acropora Photos

Order Premium Acropora


TONGA
Wild
Tonga Corals List



Currently Unavailable -

AMBON
currently unavailable
Ambon Corals
Cultured rarer, fancier color forms & species, asst'd corals, inc. acropora

BALI
currently unavailable
Bali Cultured Species List

BALI
currently unavailable
Deepwater & Shallow types Photos

BALI NUSA
currently unavailable
Bali Nusa Cultured Corals

BALI-Prop
currently unavailable
Bali-Prop List
Bali-Prop Photos


Bali Cultured Acropora Bali Cultured Acropora
Bali Cultured Acropora



Acropora Ordering Page
Java Cultured Acropora
Cultured Acropora

Note: When ordering from sites that offer species lists, you may order assorted if you want. If you provide a list, your order may or may not exactly match your list for various reasons, such as there were no CITES permits that week for that type or they weren't looking good for shipping, or they were out. Usually, subs will be of a very similar appearing species, or another of something you did order. Often, the lists are filled almost exactly, but not always, and we can't completely control or guaranty the selection of every piece on any given week, order, or box. Actual quantities may vary slightly ... adjustments will be made after your shipment arrives. Fiji will ship 10-15, the Indonesia area sites like Bali and Kupang, run 17-20 usually.

Prices above are FOB (freight on board) LAX. You pay domestic freight to your local airport from LAX. IF different sources arrive on different days and can't be joined, but you can order say Kupang and Bali the same day, as they both arrive at LAX on Sunday. The corals get to you the day after the "Arrival LAX" day. We have supplied these corals to wholesalers, stores, and the biggest farmers in the country. You will be very satisfied too.

Most boxes will have at least a couple or a few pieces you will have never seen, or maybe saw in a picture once. Many customers say they have not ever seen pieces like these. Excellent health, great sizing, not to mention our superb customer service.  

We always recommend dipping if not running a quarantine tank. Their health is great. DOA's are near zero. So, if you are thinking of doing some Acropora stocking or fragging, we assure you that you would be thrilled with any of the boxes above.


Richard's Reef
Fiji XL Acropora
Thanks to Richard V. for this photo of his stunning 150 gal. tank.


On the Fiji Acropora we have a large box and a medium box. The counts are estimates. The 8 piece Large can be 6-10 pieces. The 15 piece medium can be 12-18 pieces. The fewer pieces indicates larger pieces were used. Which cost more and take more water to get here (freight). So if you get a 12 piece box, they were bigger than the planned 15, and Walt made a call that this was the best box he could make for you. He may have had 18 good, smaller ones too. Same with the large. They average 8, so that is what we estimate it at. If only 7 fit in a way that they will arrive alive it is because they were bigger, they cost us more, cost more freight. So whether a box is 6 or 18 pieces, the price is the same. We just try to get the size you want, mediums, or larges, or nanos if you want them (40 to a box).

Java Cultured Acropora
Cultured Acropora
Here are some e-mails received from customers ...

Customer Comments Page


Re: Fiji Acropora
"... these are amazing colonies ... the only word I could say was "HOLY COW" ... the health and colors of these acros are so good and brilliant ..."
Minh D., Maryland - Feb. '17
(Photos on "Customer Photos" and "Fiji Acropora" photo pages.)


Re: Fiji Acropora - 12-piece box
"Thanks for everything. Very nice and healthy pieces!"
Ryan M., Albuquerque, NM - October, '14


Re: Fiji Acropora
"Everything arrived safe and sound. Whomever packs these corals does a great job. All 15 Acros are colorful and beautiful whole colonies. All arrived packed in plenty of fresh smelling water. They arrived at about 66 degrees F., which is not bad at all considering that they spent time in the belly of a plane. Thanks for your insight and great communication."
Jim B., Denver, CO - Feb. '13


Re: Cultured Acropora
"Well I received the two boxes around 4pm today. Anyways, all is well, one was dead in the normal dry bag with rock salt. Another was dead in a bag with brown stinky water. So 2 DOA and 28 live corals, I am very pleased with those odds! Thanks again!" David F., D.C. - March '10

You can see some of David's great Acro pictures scattered around this page!


Java Cultured Acropora
Cultured Acropora

A message from Birdfish ...

Fraggers who have purchased these have received a dozen-plus frags or more (immediately) per piece, from any of the wild origin sites. There are some pictures on the site here that can give an idea of the pieces you get. They are "World Class" or they wouldn't be here!   smile

If you split a box with a buddy, make darn sure you have absolutely decided picking terms BEFORE you crack that box open!! We will not be responsible for any injuries....  smile

Happy Acros!!
birdfish
To Order - You can just click on the button on the Acropora ordering page. If you have questions don't hesitate to send an e-mail or call. With your order please send us an e-mail with your phone number ... and we'll need to know the name (city) of your nearest major airport.

After ordering you will receive an order confirmation and upon shipment you will receive a shipping notification, which will include the estimated time of arrival for your shipment, as well as other details. The average shipping cost for one box of corals (U.S. destinations only) is approx. $75-100, depending on the airline, and your location.

Please note, orders cannot be accepted from southern California, unless there are flights there from LAX (no LA area orders, sorry). Also no orders can be taken from Hawai'i, Canada, or any international destinations ... thank you!


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