Acropora Gomezi: The good and the bad. Distribution: Bali and surrounding Indonesia, on reef sloops. Coloration: Variable, from green but more commonly blue and other variations of true blue that is dependent on lighting. The images are with a flash and appear pink/purple, the true blue is not captured on my camera. Care level: Difficult. Lighting requirements: Intense lighting. Placement: Mid to high. Flow:Moderate SG: 1.023-1.026. Calcium: 350-450. Alk: 8-10. Magnesium: 1350-1500. Temperature: 78-82, does poorly with any temperature swings. Growth: Reported to be extremely slow and that has proven true in my experience with this acropora. First reported in 2000 by Veron. Appearance is similar to tortuosa, with small polyps and smooth skin. All coralites have thick walls and rounded openings. This coral was a wild colony and has proved to be very temperamental to both flow and temperature. I tried multiple placement, and it responded best mid level, and with only mod flow. With higher flow I saw STN within 48 hours. Any temperature changes also resulted in STN quickly. STN resolved when both flow and temperature issues were corrected. Wild colonies are available as well as smaller frags, I have never found a site offering aquacultured pieces. Nitrates and phosphates should be as close to 0 as possible, otherwise you will see a color shift to a brown. In my opinion this acropora would do better in larger ULNS (ultra low nutrient systems) with very intense lighting provided by metal halide and T5 combination fixtures. It is a stunning coral in person, one of the most attractive I have ever seen, but it comes with it's challenges. Finding information and care requirements is difficult because information is sparse. Hopefully over time I will be able to keep this coral with success. I have had it for 5 months and that is not nearly enough time to call it a success.