The Maze Acan or Acanthastrea ishigakiensis is a unique species of acan that isn't often seen in the hobby. This is because unlike other acan sp.s, it is in fact uncommon and its shape presents difficulty in terms of fragging. In the wild, this species can for colonies over a foot in diameter.

In aquaria
Acanthastrea ishigakiensis are not difficult to keep and appreciate medium water flow. Acanthastrea ishigakiensis can survive in many low to high light conditions but color up best under medium to high light.

Typically Acanthastrea ishigakiensis forms a round or ball shape which makes is difficult to frag without damaging polyps.