Acanthastrea pachysepta (ex. Lobophyllia)

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Common Name: Nasty Pachy
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Product Origin: Great Barrier Reef
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The Acanthastrea pachysepta, commonly referred to as the Orange Lobo, is a fascinating species of cnidarians in the family Lobophylliidae

Acanthastrea pachysepta comes in various colors, with one of the most popular variants boasting a vibrant orange hue. Some other variants feature toxic green, orange, yellow, pink, blue color combinations.


Basic Water Parameters
8.0 to 8.3


8.0 to 8.3

34 - 36ppm


34 - 36ppt

24.0 - 26.0 Celsius


24.0 - 26.0 Celsius

Husbandry Requirements
8.0 to 8.3


34 - 36ppm


24.0 - 26.0 Celsius


Very Aggressive - allow sufficient space between other species. Caution: these pachysepta lobos look very similar to other lobo species however separate the Acanthastrea pachysepta from everything else.

Acclimation Guide

  • It is highly recommended to acclimate all corals to a new environment to prevent shocking corals.
  • Place the corals in the water from the packing bags and slowly add the water from new environment (Dripping method is recommended).
  • Use the water parameter above as a guide.
  • When the vessel becomes full , replace the water with the new environment water by a small amount at a time.
  • Ensure the water temperature matches with the new environment’s water.
  • After the corals have spent adequate time in the acclimation water, gently place the corals to a new environment.
  • It is recommended to place new corals under lower light intensity than usually required. Once corals show no signs of stress, it can be moved to higher lighting area gradually.”