SPS Corals: Hard Coral and Stony Corals for the Reef Aquarium
 

 
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SPS Hard Corals
What Are SPS Corals? The coral reef is a beautiful world; comprised of anemones, mushroom corals, corals, crustaceans, and a myriad of other incredible animals. The word coral itself brings to mind the reef building hard corals, or stony corals. Stony corals produce a skeleton of calcium carbonate, which then becomes the foundation and building blocks of the coral reefs. The Small Polyp Stony (SPS) Corals can have complex elegant shapes, and dazzling colors. Convenient terminology in the aquarium industry is used to describe stony corals as either SPS corals (small polyp stony corals) or LPS corals (large polyp stony corals). What they look like becomes immediately obvious when you compare the size of their polyps. SPS have much smaller polyps than the LPS. Though this generally works pretty well for the aquarist in recognizing a particular type of coral, it isn't an exact description. There are occasional coral species whose polyps don't fit the norm of their group, being too large or too small. From a scientific perspective, there is little objectivity and no real correlation between polyp size and classification.

The following genera are those corals usually referred to as Small Polyp Stony (SPS) Corals: - Acropora - Agariciid Corals - Anacropora - Astrocoeniid Corals - Disticophora - Echinophyllia - Heliopora - Hydnophora - Merulina - Montipora - Mycedium - Oxypora - Pachyseris - Pavona - Pectiniid Corals - Pocilloporid Corals - Siderastreid Corals - Stylophora - Pocillopora - Porites - Psammacora - Seriatopora - Stylophora

Live Coral Care
Beautiful home reefs can be either a simple reef with hardier, less demanding animals, or a more complex reef with higher maintenance specimens. Stony corals are more demanding and take a more dedicated effort. So keeping stony corals is itself a step beyond a simple or beginner reef. Having reef-keeping experience is invaluable to successfully keeping hard corals. With some of the less demanding inhabitants you can hone your skills. You will develop an understanding of the unique habitat these animals thrive in. Some of the best inhabitants for a beginning reef are soft and leather corals, coral anemones, and anemones. Once you've gained success in keeping these, you will be ready to keep the more delicate and demanding stony corals.



Buy with confidence. All montipora corals we sell are first dipped, quarantined and finally they are hand-selected for both color and health. All the corals we sell are packaged with the proper care and expertise to say with confidence they will all arrive at your door in perfect condition just waiting for your reef tank.






 Aquacultured
"Super Bright Green" Montipora Digitata

One of the brightest of the green Digitatas we have seen.

Description: Green Digitata is a branching neon green Montipora that develops vivid white growth tips. This coral is fast growing and extremely hardy as well as tolerant of a wide range of lighting conditions.
Approximate Purchase Size: 1-1/2" to 2"

Placement: All Levels

Lighting: Low - High

Flow: Moderate - Strong

$44.99
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 Aquacultured
Purple Montipora Digitata!


Actual color, not touched up 

Description: Purple Digitata is a finger shaped Montipora coral with a purple background and varying shades of tan polyps.
Approximate Purchase Size: 1-1/2" to 2"

Placement: All

Lighting: High

Flow: Moderate - Strong


$39.99 
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 Aquacultured by ORA™  
Peach Montipora Digitata

Actual color, not touched up

Description: Peach Digitata is branching Montipora similar to Orange Digitata, but it has a luminous peach coloration on the growth tips and solid orange base and polyp coloration. The ORA Peach digitata has a more vertically oriented, thick branched growth form whereas the ORA Orange digitata tends to grow outward and with shorter and thinner branches.
Approximate Purchase Size: 1-1/2" to 2"

Placement: All Levels

Lighting: Medium - High

Flow: Moderate - Strong

$39.99

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  Aquacultured by ORA™  
German Blue Polyp Montipora Digitata!


Actual color, not touched up 

Description: This is a fast growing multibranching coral. It is a peaceful coral and can be placed near other peaceful corals. Ample growth room should be given due to it’s rapid growth rate.

The ORA German Blue Polyp Digitata is a round tipped, branching Montipora digitata coral with short, bright blue polyps and golden yellow to white growth tips. Requires intense light to maintain blue polyp coloration. It prefers a moderately high light level combined with strong, intermittent water current within the aquarium. Alter their position in the aquarium depending on the lighting, and provide at least 4 to 6 watts per gallon for optimum color. For continued good health, it will require the addition of supplemental calcium, strontium, and other trace elements to the water.It will also benefit from additional food fed weekly in the form of micro-plankton or foods designed for filter feeding invertebrates.
Approximate Purchase Size: 1-1/2" to 2"

Placement: Middle - Top

Lighting: High

Flow: Moderate - Strong


$39.99 
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 Aquacultured by ORA™  
ORAnge Setosa


Actual color, not touched up 

Description: The ORAnge Setosa is an awesome Montipora species with a rather unique growth form among SPS corals. This coral is famous for its intense orange coloration but it can appear pink when placed under very intense lighting. As the Orange Setosa colony grows, it forms an undulating encrusted base and branches that eventually fuse together before branching again. Mature colonies often have extremely unusual shapes and it seems that no two colonies are ever the same. Compared to other Montipora species, the ORAnge Setosa has very few polyps however they give the otherwise smooth surface a delicate texture. The ORAnge Setosa is a relatively slow grower, but we have found it to be hardy and tolerant of a wide range of lighting and flow conditions.
Approximate Purchase Size: 1" to 2"

Placement: Bottom - Middle

Lighting: Medium - High

Flow: Low - Moderate


$59.99 
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 Captive Grown Montipora Digitata 3 Pack



Description: Montipora Digitata species is a good choice for those hobbyists wanting to make the jump to small-polyp stony (SPS) corals. Their appearance is soft and velvet-like when their polyps are extended. This coral also has very unique growth patterns and comes in a variety of colors, adding some nice coral "eye candy" to your reef.

Captive Grown Montipora Digitata corals are helping the future of the reef aquarium hobby. All of the Digitata packs contain pure aquacultured specimens, many generations removed from the original wild starter colonies. No tissue or skeleton of the wild specimen remain. All are third, fourth, fifth and even older generations.

Montipora Digitata for the most part is a branching coral. This means it will encrust a solid base and then begin growing up toward the light. The thickness of the branches seems to be determined by how much flow the coral is getting. To understand if your Montipora Digitata is healthy and happy in your reef tank is to look to see if it has polyp extension and white growth tips. Polyp extension generally indicates that you have good water quality and the coral is happy. The white tips at the end of the coral indicate that it is getting enough light and nutrients to grow. In short, M. digitata is a coral that can be appreciated by beginning and advanced hobbyists.

Propagation of the Montipora Digitata group of corals is handled like many other SPS corals and is very simple. Just grab a branch of the coral and break it off. Once the piece is removed glue it onto a piece of live rock or a frag plug. It's okay to have your coral out of the water for several minutes. Once the glue is dry place your rock back into the tank.

Lighting Recommendations: Moderate to high from either T5's, LED's or metal halides.

Water Flow: Does best with a high level of water flow. The thickness of the branches seems to be determined by how much flow the coral is getting.

Feeding: Montipora corals are a photosynthetic coral and do not need to be directly fed. The coral can produce its food from the lights on your tank. Even though feeding this coral directly is not needed, you will notice a happier and faster growing coral if you do add some type of coral food to your tank such as oyster feast or reef chili.

Your Montipora Digitata package will contain the 3 corals listed below. If a coral is unavailable a replacement montipora digitata will be chosen based on availability and quality.
(1) Green Parrot Digitata
(1) Orange Popsicle Digitata
(1) Barney Purple Digitata

Approximate Size: 2" to 4"

Captive Grown Montipora Digitata 3 Pack - $79.99


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Fire Red Digitata


Actual color, not touched up 

Description: Solomon Islands Red Montipora Digitata is not that common in the trade. We were fortunate enough to have collected a few colonies. Skeleton is an overall very White color with Red Polyps that will open wide under the lights of your reef aquarium. This coral is famous for its intense Red Polyps against the white Bone background and it keeps this coloration with correct lighting. It will appear pink when placed under very intense lower Kelvin lighting. Mature colonies often have extremely unusual shapes and it seems that no two colonies are ever the same.
Approximate Purchase Size: 1" to 2"

Placement: Bottom - Middle

Lighting: Bottom - Medium,requires 20K lighting or Blue LED's to hold coloration

Flow: Low - Moderate


$49.99 
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 Aquacultured 
Orange Montipora Digitata

Actual color, not touched up

Description: Orange Digitata is a branching Montipora coral with intense orange polyps against a greenish base and white growth tips. This coral is fast growing and extremely hardy .
Approximate Purchase Size: 1-1/2" to 2"

Placement: All Levels

Lighting: Medium - High

Flow: Moderate – Strong

$39.99
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 Aquacultured ORAŽ
Purple Montipora Capricornis

Description: Purple Capricornis is a Montipora coral that forms large spiraling leafy plates. This variety is deep purple in color with purplish blue polyps.

Placement: All Levels

Lighting: Medium - Strong

Flow: Moderate - High

Approximate size: Size goes from about 1-1/2" to 2 " of actual coral on a base of roughly 2".


$49.99
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 Aquacultured ORAŽ
Orange Montipora Capricornis

Description: Orange Capricornis is a coral that forms large scrolling leafy plates. This variety is bright orange in color and its structure is the thinnest of the ORA Caps.

Placement: All Levels

Lighting: Medium - High

Flow: Moderate - Strong

Approximate size: Size goes from about 1-1/2" to 2 " of actual coral on a base of roughly 2".


$49.99
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 Aquacultured ACOLŽ
Electric Green Montipora Capricornis


Description: The Electric Green Cap is a very bright glowing green color. Unlike a plain green cap the glowing electric green montipora capricornis will be one of the fabulous eye appeal corals you are looking for your reef tank. Montipora Capricornis is a plating Montipora that develops an almost white growth edge around the entire plate.

Placement: All Levels

Lighting: Medium - High

Flow: Moderate - Strong

Approximate size: Size goes from about 1-1/2" to 2 " of actual coral on a base of roughly 2".


$49.99
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 Aquacultured ACOLŽ
Bright Purple Rim Montipora Capricornis

Description: ACOL's Cultured Purple Rim Cap is a plating Montipora capricornis with a green plate, light green polyps an intense purple rim with a bright white growth edge.

Placement: All Levels

Lighting: Medium - High

Flow: Moderate - Strong

Approximate size: Size goes from about 1-1/2" to 2 " of actual coral on a base of roughly 2".


$59.99
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 Aquacultured ACOLŽ
Jedi Mind Trick Montipora Undata

Description: Mind Trick Montipora is considered one of the most spectacular Montipora varieties in the hobby. Its sea green body color is accentuated by an intense violet growth edge and hot red polyps. The Jedi Mind Trick Montipora Undata grows in an encrusting form until it reaches the edge of the rock where it will begin to plate out horizontally. We have been growing this exceptional coral in our headquarters since 2011. This thick bodied Montipora Undata grows slower than your average thin plating Montipora but we still consider it to be a pretty fast grower.

Placement: All Levels

Lighting: Medium - High

Flow: Moderate - Strong

Approximate size: Size goes from about 1" to 2 " of actual coral on a base of roughly 2".


$64.99

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 Aquacultured ACOLŽ
Pink Polyping Green Montipora Capricornis

Description: The most exotic aspect of this plating coral is that its polyps have a brilliant pink coloration. This pink is seen on new growth polyps and some pink pigment even can be found in certain areas of the main monti surface. The contrasting polyp and tissue colors make this two-toned cap really stand out. In our systems we have the Pink Polyping Monti positoned 18 inches away from a 400 watt 20,000 K radium metal halide. The green and pink colorations are being easily maintained with moderate light levels. More blue develops in strong to intense light levels. Water current is moderate to weak. This is a fast growing capricornis with a slightly bumpy texture and delicate skeletal structure. As the colony matures, its plating growth formation stays relatively flat allowing for continued polyp viewing from the front glass of your tank. We find that the green tissue color looks best in medium lighting with higher Kelvin bulbs.

Placement: All Levels

Lighting: Medium

Flow: Moderate - Strong

Approximate size: Size goes from about 1-1/2" to 2 " of actual coral on a base of roughly 2".


$54.99

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 Aquacultured ORAŽ
Blue Polyp Montipora Capricornis

Description: The ORA Blue Polyp Capricornis is fast growing and will form overlapping flattened plates, adding a lovely contrast to the stick-like growth of other stony corals. This light green Montipora is dotted with electric blue polyps and heavy actinic lighting will make them glow like neon. Its best to place this beautiful coral low in the rockwork, so that it won't shade any animals growing underneath its horizontal structure.

Placement: Middle - Bottom

Lighting: LOw - High

Flow: Moderate - Strong

Approximate size: Size goes from about 1" to 2 " of actual coral on a base of roughly 2".


$49.99
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 Marshal Island Aquacultured
Melonberry Montipora Sp.

Description: The Melonberry Montipora grows outward in thick horizontal plates. Dense bright blue polyps make a striking contrast peppered over its lemon yellow base. As an easy coral to grow, it looks its best under lower kelvin lighting. Actinic lighting will electrify its polyps.

Placement: All Levels

Lighting: Medium - High

Flow: Medium - High

Approximate size: Size goes from about 1" to 2 "


$49.99

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Acropora

ORA Aquacultured SPS Acropora Packs


Description: The ORA Aquacultured Acro Pack will add a simply awesome splash of color to any reef tank. One very important point,to consider when purchasing this package is that these acros are not just mounted frags from a reef tank. Think of ORA's Aquacultured (also called Captive Grown sometimes) Acropora as Baby SPS acro's all sized between approximately 2 inches and 3 inches and are mounted on 1/2 inch diameter plugs. Aquacultured corals such as offered by ORA are the future of the reef aquarium hobby. All of our ORA Acro packs contain pure aquacultured specimens, many generations removed from the original wild starter colonies. No tissue or skeleton of the wild specimen remain. All are third, fourth, fifth and even older generations. We have hundreds of colorful ORA Acro's available. Acro's chosen will be well encrusted to their base on which they are grown and are never sold until they are truely ready. When you purchase any of our ORA Captive Grown Acro Pack's you will receive either 3, 5 or 7 acros combined to give you a good variety of both color and species. We hand select all your pieces, so we are very sure you will be happy with our choices.
Lighting and Water Flow: Acropora Coral requires moderate to high water flow and bright lighting (PAR 300-450) to maintain its color. T5's, Metal Halides, or LED's can all grow acropora when the proper PAR levels are provided. We recommend a 14-20K color spectrum for best coloration.
Water Chemistry: It is important that proper calcium (420-440 ppm), alkalinity (8-9.5 dkh - run it 7-8 if you are carbon dosing) , and magnesium levels (1260-1350 ppm) are maintained. Raising magnesium levels gradually up to 1400-1600 ppm can help to combat algae outbreaks, just keep CA and Alk in line as you raise the Mg. Nitrates should be below 10 ppm and phosphates should be below .10 ppm. We recommend doing a water change when Nitrate levels rise to 10 ppm. It is important to replace your phosphate media when phosphates rise to .10 ppm. Media Reactors make the most efficient use of your phosphate media by fluidizing it.
Placement: DO NOT CUT THE ACROPORA FROM THE MOUNT AT THIS TIME. After about 4 weeks in your reef aquarium, your new Acro's should be adjusted to your tank. Then you may carefully mount your SPS using IC gel glue, or putty, on an exposed rock or ledge in the aquarium where it still will receive direct flow and light. Make sure the mounting location is in the same area as your Acropora was prior to mounting so the conditions are the same.
Feeding: All your SPS corals will be happier when they are fed. The mouth sizes for each polyp is relative to the body size of the polyp and this size will more or less determine the particle size a coral can eat. We have found that even the smallest of SPS polyps, even Anacropora will accept food. There are several coral foods available to the aquarium hobbyist and we generally mix up a few with varying particle sizes and target feed this to all of our corals. We've had success feeding all our corals and find our Echinophyllia (chalice corals) Montiporas, Acroporas especially A. millepora among others respond well to feeding. When you are feeding your corals you will want to turn off the flow in your tank and gently target each coral. We like to feed our corals at the end of the day when the lights are still on their daytime light setting. You can even try broadcasting some food in the tank before you target feed as a "dinner bell" for your corals, or try polyp lab reef booster as a way to prepare your corals to feed. We recommend feeding your corals several times per week. After a few days of feeding your corals should be responding quicker to your dinner bell and looking all and all more vibrant. Some of the benefits we have noticed after 2-3 week included more polyp extension, puffier body tissue, more colourful, increased growth (compared to unfed corals). Excellent SPS Cora food include Phyto Feast, Oyster Feast, Roti Feast, Phyto Plankton, Zoo Plankton, Marine Snow, Coral Frenzy, Cyclops. We also always recommend target feeding since it gets the corals fed using less food while keeping your nitrates and phosphates lower.
Approximate Size: (depends on species) 1" to 3"
What Do I get? When you purchase any of our Assorted Aquacultured Acropora Pack's you will receive either a 3, 5, or 7 pack which provides a good variety of both color and species.

3 Pack - $119.99 5 Pack - $189.99 7 Pack - $269.99
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 Aquacultured Limited Edition
Oregon Tortuosa Acropora

Actual color, not touched up.
Description: The Oregon Tortuosa is famous for its deep blue color. Suprisingly enough this coral is also very hardy.
Requirements: The Oregon Blue Tortuosa acropora will thrive under a variety of light fixtures (compact fluorescents, VHO's, T-5's, and the more intense metal halides) provided they receive at least 5 watts of light per gallon. Alter their position in the aquarium depending on the light fixture to ensure ideal light conditions. A high light level combined with strong intermittent water current within the aquarium will help maximize healthy growth.
Diet Requirements: For continued good health, they will require the addition of a two part calcium and buffer supplement in order to maintain a calcium level of 400-450 ppm and dKH of 8-12. They will benefit from the addition of zooplankton.
Tank Positioning: Alter the position in the aquarium depending on the lighting, and provide at least 5 watts per gallon using one of the systems mentioned above.
Approximate Purchase Size: 1" - 2"
Aggressiveness: low.
Difficulty Level: Advanced Aquarist

$69.99
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 Aquacultured Limited Edition
"Purple Bonsai Garden Acropora"

Bright Green polyps on a striking all purple acropora
Description:This acropora is truly stellar and sure to grow into the masterpiece of many reef tanks. This piece is just like the GARF and ATL bonsai but grows in thicker branches. Truely a collector piece for any reef maniac to own.
Requirements: The Bonsai Garden prefers a high light level combined with strong intermittent water current within the aquarium. For continued good health, it will require the addition of supplemental calcium, strontium, and oth
Diet Requirements: For continued good health, they will require the addition of a two part calcium and buffer supplement in order to maintain a calcium level of 400-450 ppm and dKH of 8-12. They will benefit from the addition of zooplankton.
Tank Positioning: Alter the position in the aquarium depending on the lighting, and provide at least 5 watts per gallon using one of the systems mentioned above.
Approximate Purchase Size: 1" to 2"

$69.99
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 Aquacultured
Pocillopora Damicornis 2 Pack
Pocillopora Sp.

 

 

Description: Both Pink and Green Pocillopora Damicornis have short, delicate branches and grow mostly in a compact, round shape . Colonies are grown in both an elegant pink coloration or a Flourescent Green. Pocillopora coral has multiple, concave spores covering its calcified frame. Like other SPS corals, the shape of the P. damicornis is greatly affected by water conditions and locations. Two different species can look very similar in deeper waters, yet those same two can have a very different formation in shallow locations. Also, water temperature plays a big part on how fast they grow. They reproduce both sexually and asexually, commonly through fragmentation. Polyps are small and fuzzy and are very striking with a two-tone color. The polyps of the Pocillopora genus are immersed within the skeletal structure and can retract completely and instantly if there is any external stimulus.

Requirements:Water quality that is consistently excellent with flow that is substantially turbulent is quite nescessary. Strong lighting with at least 5 watts per gallon is necessary. Altering the corals position in the aquarium is how reef aquarists "fine tune" their specimen for the best results. To increase chances of success, do not attempt to keep Acropora in reef tanks less than a year old. The reason is that until a reef tank matures it will not do well for growing acropora.

Diet Requirements:These corals have small polyps and poor prey capture ability. They consume foods of very small particle size. For example, oyster eggs, with a particle size of about 50µ, are a good food for these corals. In a well fed tank with a variety of food, additional feeding might not be necessary. For continued good health, they will require the addition of a two part calcium and buffer supplement in order to maintain a calcium level of 400-450 ppm and dKH of 8-12.

Tank Positioning: Alter the position in the aquarium depending on the lighting, and provide at least 5 watts per gallon using one of the systems mentioned above.

Approximate Purchase Size: 11/2" to 2"

$52.99
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 Aquacultured
Pink Pocillopora Damicornis
Pocillopora Sp.

Pocillopora is one of the easier to maintain SPS corals
Description: Pink Pocillopora Damicornis has short, delicate branches and grows mostly in a compact, round shape. Colonies have an elegant pink coloration and stay smaller in size than either the Pink & Green or the Green Damicornis. Pocillopora coral has multiple, concave spores covering its calcified frame. Because of its appearance, it is also known as Bowl, Cauliflower, Cluster, or Lacey Coral. Like other SPS corals, the shape of the P. damicornis is greatly affected by water conditions and locations. Two different species can look very similar in deeper waters, yet those same two can have a very different formation in shallow locations. Also, water temperature plays a big part on how fast they grow. They reproduce both sexually and asexually, commonly through fragmentation. Polyps are small and fuzzy and are very striking with a two-tone color. The polyps of the Pocillopora genus are immersed within the skeletal structure and can retract completely and instantly if there is any external stimulus. The P. damicornis can be brown, green, pink, purple, cream, and a combination of green and yellow, brown and pink. Other combinations have been aquacultured. Aquacultured specimens will have names related to color like Green Pocillopora Damicornis, Pink and Green Pocillopora, Pink Pocillopora Coral, and Cadmium Pocillopora Coral.

Requirements:Water quality that is consistently excellent with flow that is substantially turbulent is quite nescessary. Strong lighting with at least 5 watts per gallon is necessary. Altering the corals position in the aquarium is how reef aquarists "fine tune" their specimen for the best results. To increase chances of success, do not attempt to keep Acropora in reef tanks less than a year old. The reason is that until a reef tank matures it will not do well for growing acropora.

Diet Requirements:These corals have small polyps and poor prey capture ability. They consume foods of very small particle size. For example, oyster eggs, with a particle size of about 50µ, are a good food for these corals. In a well fed tank with a variety of food, additional feeding might not be necessary. For continued good health, they will require the addition of a two part calcium and buffer supplement in order to maintain a calcium level of 400-450 ppm and dKH of 8-12.

Approximate Purchase Size: 11/2" - 2"
Aggressiveness: low.
Difficulty Level: Advanced Aquarist

$29.99
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 Aquacultured  
Green Pocillopora Damicornis
Pocillopora damicornis

Pocillopora is one of the easier to maintain SPS corals
Description: Green Pocillopora Damicornis has short, delicate branches and grows mostly in a compact, round shape. Pocillopora coral has multiple, concave spores covering its calcified frame. Because of its appearance, it is also known as Bowl, Cauliflower, Cluster, or Lacey Coral. Like other SPS corals, the shape of the P. damicornis is greatly affected by water conditions and locations. Two different species can look very similar in deeper waters, yet those same two can have a very different formation in shallow locations. Also, water temperature plays a big part on how fast they grow. They reproduce both sexually and asexually, commonly through fragmentation. Polyps are small and fuzzy and are very striking with a two-tone color. The polyps of the Pocillopora genus are immersed within the skeletal structure and can retract completely and instantly if there is any external stimulus. The P. damicornis can be brown, green, pink, purple, cream, and a combination of green and yellow, brown and pink. Other combinations have been aquacultured. Aquacultured specimens will have names related to color like Green Pocillopora Damicornis, Pink and Green Pocillopora, Pink Pocillopora Coral, and Cadmium Pocillopora Coral.

Requirements:Water quality that is consistently excellent with flow that is substantially turbulent is quite nescessary. Strong lighting with at least 5 watts per gallon is necessary. Altering the corals position in the aquarium is how reef aquarists "fine tune" their specimen for the best results. To increase chances of success, do not attempt to keep Acropora in reef tanks less than a year old. The reason is that until a reef tank matures it will not do well for growing acropora.

Diet Requirements:These corals have small polyps and poor prey capture ability. They consume foods of very small particle size. For example, oyster eggs, with a particle size of about 50µ, are a good food for these corals. In a well fed tank with a variety of food, additional feeding might not be necessary. For continued good health, they will require the addition of a two part calcium and buffer supplement in order to maintain a calcium level of 400-450 ppm and dKH of 8-12.

Approximate Purchase Size: 11/2" - 2"
Aggressiveness: low.
Difficulty Level: Advanced Aquarist
$29.99
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 Aquacultured
Turquoise
Staghorn Acropora
Acropora striata

Actual color, not touched up.
The Turquoise Acropora Staghorn Coral is a very fast growing coral that will grow long and slender branches that will in time resemble the antlers of a deer. These are very beautiful corals with a deep turquoise color on the base, and a much lighter blue coloration on its growth tips. The growth rate of this Turquoise Acropora Staghorn is very fast and adapts well to a variety of lighting conditions.The Acropora Staghorn Coral prefers a moderately high light level combined with strong, intermittent water current within the aquarium. For continued good health, it will require the addition of supplemental calcium, strontium, and other trace elements to the water.These aquacultured corals are fragmented from corals that have been raised in captivity for at least 3 or 4 generations.Being fully encrusted, it enables them to ship better with less stress when compared to newly fragmented corals.They will thrive in a variety of lighting conditions, ranging from power compacts, VHO, T-5's up to the more intense metal halides. Alter their position in the aquarium depending on the lighting, and provide at least 3 watts per gallon using one of the lighting systems mentioned above.It will also benefit from additional food fed weekly in the form of micro-plankton or foods designed for filter feeding invertebrates.Approximate Purchase Size: 1-1/2" to 2"

$59.99
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 Aquacultured
Chipps Staghorn Acropora


Hard to come by, get it when available!

The ORA Chips Acro is a short branched tightly clustered coral having a greenish background with delicate purple tips and excellent polyp extension. It is aquacultured by ORA here in the U.S.This beautiful SPS (small polyped stony) coral requires strong water currents and intense lighting provided by metal halides to maintain its color. It is important that proper calcium, alkalinity, and magnesium levels are maintained. Use of Kalkwasser Mix or a calcium reactor will be of great benefit. Place the Chipps Staghorn Acropora on an exposed rock along the top of the aquarium where currents will be able to supply it with necessary nutrients and trace elements.
Placement: Middle - Top

Lighting: Medium - High

Flow: Moderate - Strong
Approximate Purchase Size: 1-1/2"

$59.99

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 Aquacultured
Rainbow Tortuosa Acropora
Acropora Tortuosa

This acro is the bomb! Very Very Rare.
Extremely hard to get your hands on!
The Rainbow Tortuosa Coral is an extremely beaufiul coral. An incredible rainbow of beautiful colors, this acropora grows in a branchy form with multiple long branches. The Rainbow tortuosa Coral prefers a moderately high light level combined with strong intermittent water current within the aquarium. For continued good health, it will require the addition of supplemental calcium, strontium, and other trace elements to the water.These aquacultured corals are fragmented from corals that have been raised in captivity for at least 3 or 4 generations. They are not fragmented from wild harvested corals; which makes them hardier than their wild counterparts. Being fully encrusted, it enables them to ship better with less stress when compared to newly fragmented corals.They will thrive in a variety of lighting conditions, ranging from power compacts, VHO and T-5, up to the more intense metal halides. Alter their position in the aquarium depending on the lighting, and provide at least 3 watts per gallon using one of the lighting systems mentioned above.It will also benefit from additional food fed weekly in the form of micro-plankton or foods designed for filter feeding invertebrates.Approximate purchase size 11/2"-2"

$59.99

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 Aquacultured
Rose Millepora
Acropora Millepora

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Description: Rose Millepora is a shorter branched variety of millepora compared to the others grown at ORA. It has intense reddish pink coloration with light pink growth tips and pink polyps.

Placement: All Levels

Lighting: Medium - High

Flow: Moderate - Strong
Approximate purchase size 1".-11/2"


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Blue Millepora
Acropora Millepora

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The ORA Blue Millepora is a thick, short branching coral with a dark vivid blue base and lighter blue polyps. Coloration varies from blue, purple and green for us depending on time of year. ORA Blue Millepora colonies can become substantial in size and will grow into a table shape.

Placement: Middle - Top

Lighting: Medium - High

Flow: Moderate - Strong

Approximate purchase size 1".-11/2"


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Green Millepora
Acropora Millepora

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Green Millepora is a thick, short branching coral with an emerald green base, green to blue tipps, and green polyps. Coloration varies slightly depending on time of year. Green Millepora colonies can become substantial in size and will grow into a table shape.

Placement: Middle - Top

Lighting: Medium - High

Flow: Moderate - Strong

Approximate purchase size 1".-11/2"


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Hawkins Blue Echinata
Acropora Echinata

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Description: Hawkins Echinata is a very delicate short branching coral that exhibits a turquoise to aquamarine coloration. The tips of the ORA Hawkins turn ultraviolet in color when under intense lighting. The absence of a protective slime coat on this coral’s tissue makes it more prone to drying out when out of the water and more sensitive to iodine based dips.

Characterized by their branching appearance, Acropora come in a limitless supply of colors, growth patterns, and varieties. Typically Acropora do best under high lighting and high flow. A metal halide or high-powered full spectrum lighting system is a must have for successful keeping of these corals. The exception to this rule is deepwater acropora, which are characterized by their smooth appearance with small and widely dispersed polyps. Deepwater acropora can handle medium to moderate lighting levels but can be adapted to higher levels of light.

In our systems we have found that keeping deep-water corals under moderate lighting levels will produce the best growth and coloration. We do tend to keep them off to the side of the metal halides as oppose to directly underneath them. We also recommend you keep deep waters at a mid to lower level placement in your reef. Your Acropora will also benefit from phytoplankton supplementation or other similar sized foods made for SPS.

Placement: Middle - Top

Lighting: Medium - High

Flow: Moderate - Strong
Approximate purchase size 1".-11/2"


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Acropora
 Aqua Delight
Acropora louisette

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Acropora Loisetteae is a favorite among reef aquarium owners because of its beauty and growth rate. This color variety is fluorescent green with purple and green tips. The parent colony of these coral frags was collected in Bali and was quarantined and given a health inspection before being propagated. For optimum coloration the Aqua Delight should be given a high light level (at least 5 watts per gallon) by metal halide lighting combined with strong intermittent water current within the aquarium. For continued good health, it will also require the addition of calcium, strontium, and other trace elements to the water. While it does not require additional food to maintain its health in the reef aquarium, it will feed on micro-plankton and foods designed for filter feeding invertebrates. It comes attached to a small piece of live rock.

Characterized by their branching appearance, Acropora come in a limitless supply of colors, growth patterns, and varieties. Typically Acropora do best under high lighting and high flow. A metal halide or high-powered full spectrum lighting system is a must have for successful keeping of these corals. The exception to this rule is deepwater acropora, which are characterized by their smooth appearance with small and widely dispersed polyps. Deepwater acropora can handle medium to moderate lighting levels but can be adapted to higher levels of light.

In our systems we have found that keeping deep-water corals under moderate lighting levels will produce the best growth and coloration. We do tend to keep them off to the side of the metal halides as oppose to directly underneath them. We also recommend you keep deep waters at a mid to lower level placement in your reef. Your Acropora will also benefit from phytoplankton supplementation or other similar sized foods made for SPS.

Approximate purchase size 1".-11/2"


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Midnight Blue Tenuis

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Acropora Tenuis is made up of colonies or clumps, usually with neat evenly spaced delicate branchlets, but branchlets may be irregular and prostrate. Axial corallites are long and tubular. Radial corallites are arranged in a neat rosette and have slightly flaring lips. Tenuis is found in yellow, cream, green and blue. This color variety is a beautiful Midnight Blue. The parent colony of these coral frags was collected in Fiji and was quarantined and given a health inspection before being propagated. For optimum coloration the Aqua Delight should be given a high light level (at least 5 watts per gallon) by metal halide lighting combined with strong intermittent water current within the aquarium. For continued good health, it will also require the addition of calcium, strontium, and other trace elements to the water. While it does not require additional food to maintain its health in the reef aquarium, it will feed on micro-plankton and foods designed for filter feeding invertebrates. It comes attached to a small piece of live rock.

Characterized by their branching appearance, Acropora come in a limitless supply of colors, growth patterns, and varieties. Typically Acropora do best under high lighting and high flow. A metal halide or high-powered full spectrum lighting system is a must have for successful keeping of these corals. The exception to this rule is deepwater acropora, which are characterized by their smooth appearance with small and widely dispersed polyps. Deepwater acropora can handle medium to moderate lighting levels but can be adapted to higher levels of light.

In our systems we have found that keeping deep-water corals under moderate lighting levels will produce the best growth and coloration. We do tend to keep them off to the side of the metal halides as oppose to directly underneath them. We also recommend you keep deep waters at a mid to lower level placement in your reef. Your Acropora will also benefit from phytoplankton supplementation or other similar sized foods made for SPS.

Approximate purchase size 1".-11/2"


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"Purple Plasma" Acropora
Acropora sp.

 

 

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Description:This deep purple stag has bright yellow/green corallites and polyps. VERY UNUSUAL for an SPS. The color intensity of this species will increase under very high lighting.
Requirements: The Purple Plasma prefers a high light level combined with strong intermittent water current within the aquarium. For continued good health, it will require the addition of supplemental calcium, strontium, and oth
Diet Requirements: Addition of a two part calcium and buffer supplement will help to maintain a calcium level of 400-450 ppm and dKH of 8-12. They will benefit from the addition of zooplankton.
Tank Positioning: Alter the position in the aquarium depending on the lighting, and provide at least 5 watts per gallon using one of the systems mentioned above.
Approximate Purchase Size: 11/2" - 2"
Aggressiveness: low.
Difficulty Level: Advanced Aquarist

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 Aquacultured Picasso Acropora
Purple Tips and Bright Green Polyps

Acropora Insignis

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A favorite among collectors, the Picasso Acropora Coral has branches which grow in compact irregular clusters. This color variety is fluorescent green with purple tips. The parent colony of these coral frags was collected in Fiji and was quarantined and given a health inspection before being propagated. For optimum coloration the Picasso Acropora Coral requires a high light level (at least 5 watts per gallon) by metal halide lighting combined with strong intermittent water current within the aquarium. For continued good health, it will also require the addition of calcium, strontium, and other trace elements to the water. While it does not require additional food to maintain its health in the reef aquarium, it will feed on micro-plankton and foods designed for filter feeding invertebrates. It comes attached to a small piece of live rock. Approximate purchase size 1".-11/2"

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Blue Monster
Acropora
Acropora Granulosa

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Blue Monster colonies are semi-circular horizontal plates. Plates are composed of regularly spaced horizontal branches with short inclined branchlets composed mostly of one or more axial and incipient axial corallites. Radial corallites are small and pocket-like. A simply beautiful Acro that is an intense deep blue in color. This species grows well under the right conditions. It can also be cultured and grown into a new colony from living fragments or broken pieces, if conditions are ideal. The coloration will intensify under bright lighting. The Monster prefers a moderately high light level combined with a strong intermittent water current within the aquarium. For continued good health, it will require the addition of supplemental calcium, strontium, and other trace elements to the water. Alter the position in the aquarium depending on the lighting, and provide at least 5 watts per gallon using one of the systems mentioned above. Approximate purchase size 1".-11/2"

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  Aquacultured Green Bali Slimer
Staghorn Acropora
Acropora Yongei

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The Beautiful Green Bali Slimer has a very fuzzy appearance when the polyps are fully expanded. Called a Staghorn Acropora because this variety resembles a Deers Antlers.This species produces a large amount of mucous when disturbed by neighboring corals or by touch. It is a very fast growing species under the right conditions.The growth rate of this Green Bali Slimer is much more rapid than most of the other corals found in an established reef aquarium. It can also be cultured and grow into a new colony from living fragments or broken pieces, if conditions are ideal. It prefers a moderate to high light level combined with a strong alternating water current within the aquarium.This coral has proven to be very adaptable to lighting conditions. Does not need 400W MH lighting but strong actinic supplementation really make it “pop-out”. For continued good health, it will require the addition of supplemental calcium, strontium, and other trace elements to the water.The symbiotic algae zooxanthellae are hosted within its body, so it receives the majority of its nutritional requirements from photosynthesis. While it does not require additional food to maintain its health in the reef aquarium, it will feed on micro-plankton or foods designed for filter feeding invertebrates. Approximate purchase size 11/2" - 2"

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 Aquacultured Bali
Purple TriColor Acropora


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Description:Look at the spectacular coloration and form of this beauty originally from a reef around the island of Bali. Now, 4th generation, it is exquisitely colored. The more intense the lighting, the more deeply colored the Bali Tricolor becomes.
Requirements: A rare beauty, this coral likes high intensity light and strong current. Tank raised colonies are kept 14” below 250W 10KK Ushio metal halide lighting. Under great conditions they are developing intense purple coloration over the entire body surface. Perhaps it should be called a bicolor (purple with green polyps). The coral needs moderate to intense light to develop the purple over its entire surface. Purple branches can be maintained in weak to moderate lighting. It can also be cultured and grown into a new colony from living fragments or broken pieces, if conditions are ideal.
Diet Requirements: For continued good health, it will require the addition of supplemental calcium, strontium, and other trace elements to the water. The Purple Tri-color will thrive in a variety of lighting conditions, ranging from power compacts, VHO, T-5's up to the more intense metal halides.
Tank Positioning: Alter their position in the aquarium depending on the lighting, and provide at least 5 watts per gallon using one of the lighting systems mentioned above. The symbiotic algae zooxanthellae are hosted within its body, so it receives the majority of its nutritional requirements from photosynthesis. While it does not require additional food to maintain its health in the reef aquarium, it will feed on micro-plankton or foods designed for filter feeding invertebrates.
Approximate purchase size 11/2" - 2"

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Miami Orchid Acropora

 

 

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The Miami Orchid Staghorn is a very fast growing species of Acropora. When its polyps are extended, it is very fuzzy in appearance. The growth tips of this Acropora are purple, or orchid in color.The Miami Orchid Staghorn will thrive in a variety of lighting conditions, ranging from power compacts, VHO and T-5, up to the more intense metal halides. Alter their position in the aquarium depending on the lighting, and provide at least 3 watts per gallon using one of the lighting systems mentioned above. It can also be cultured and grown into a new colony from living fragments or broken pieces, if conditions are ideal. For continued good health, it will require the addition of supplemental calcium, strontium, and other trace elements to the water. The symbiotic algae zooxanthellae are hosted within its body, so it receives the majority of its nutritional requirements from photosynthesis. While it does not require additional food to maintain its health in the reef aquarium, it will feed on micro-plankton or foods designed for filter feeding invertebrates. Approximate purchase size 11/2" - 2"


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 Aquacultured Acropora
Atlantis Purple Simplex

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Another beauty out of Phonopae. Aquacultured for the past year. This species grows rapidly under the right conditions. The coloration will intensify under bright lighting. It can also be cultured and grown into a new colony from living fragments or broken pieces, if conditions are ideal. They prefer a moderately high light level combined with strong intermittent water currents within the aquarium. For continued good health, it will require the addition of supplemental calcium, strontium, and other trace elements to the water. These aquacultured corals are fragmented from corals that have been raised in captivity for at least 3 or 4 generations. They are not fragmented from wild, harvested corals, making them hardier than their wild counterparts. Being fully encrusted, it enables them to ship better with less stress when compared to newly fragmented corals. They will thrive in a variety of lighting conditions, ranging from power compacts, VHO, T-5's up to the more intense metal halides. Alter their position in the aquarium depending on the lighting, and provide at least 3 watts per gallon using one of the lighting systems mentioned above. It will also benefit from additional food fed weekly in the form of micro-plankton or foods designed for filter feeding invertebrates.
Approximate purchase size 11/2" - 2"

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Pearlberry Acropora
Acropora sp.

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Description:ORA proudly announces the availability of another new coral, Pearlberry Acropora. This coral has delicate branches with brilliant pearl background, greenish corallites and bright lavender tips. This coral most resembles Acropora desalwii but ORA has not made a positive identification.

ORA is now producing the best, most diverse and healthy stony coral fragments in the aquarium industry. ORA coral frags (fragments) are well encrusted to the base on which they are grown. They are never sold until they are fully matured as individual coral colonies. Our corals are true hobbyist frags, designed to be grown-out in the home aquarium. They range in size from 2- 4 inches, and are mounted on 1/2" inch diameter plastic plugs. ORA frags are truly aquacultured specimens, 6 or 7 generations removed from the original wild colonies. No tissue or skeleton of wild brood-stock corals remain.
Requirements: It will thrive under a variety of light fixtures (compact fluorescents, VHO's, T-5's, and the more intense metal halides) provided they receive at least 5 watts of light per gallon. Alter their position in the aquarium depending on the light fixture to ensure ideal light conditions. A high light level combined with strong intermittent water current within the aquarium will help maximize healthy growth.
Diet Requirements: For continued good health, they will require the addition of a two part calcium and buffer supplement in order to maintain a calcium level of 400-450 ppm and dKH of 8-12. They will benefit from the addition of zooplankton.
Tank Positioning: Alter the position in the aquarium depending on the lighting, and provide at least 5 watts per gallon using one of the systems mentioned above.
Approximate Purchase Size: 11/2" - 2"
Aggressiveness: low.

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ORA "Green Velvet"
Acropora sp.

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Variant: ORA Borealis Acro
Scientific Name:
Acropora Acroporidae
Lineage:
Delivered to Aquacon from ORA
Lighting Required:
Moderate (T5's Recommended by ORA)
Water Flow:
Intermittent Moderate to strong flow suggested
Approximate Purchase Size
1 inch wide by 11/2 to 2" tall
Description:
"Green Velvet is a stocky, short branched coral with a deep metallic green color. Mature colonies grow to have a thick, stout body and irregular, odd branches. The corallites tend to be long and tubular and the polyps remain retracted during the daylight hours giving this coral a smooth appearance. The intense green coloration of the ORA Green Velvet often looks iridescent in the greenhouse sunlight and we find this coloration to be most similar to that of the Red Sea Green acro that we grew in years past. Not a very fast growing coral, but extremely hardy and tolerant of various lighting and flow conditions.

ORA is the trademarked name for "Oceans, Reefs and Aquariums". Oceans, Reefs & Aquariums (ORA®) produces aquacultured saltwater fish, and invertebrates for the marine aquarium hobby. The ORA hatchery complex is located at Florida. It is the largest marine ornamental hatchery in North America and they are constantly developing new techniques to bring the finest captive bred fish and coral to environmentally conscientious aquarists throughout the world. Aquacultured marine life is the only alternative to wild caught fish and invertebrates for aquariums.
" -ORA

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"Tri Color Valida"

Beautiful Bright Green Polyps, multicolor
branches and bright purple tips!

Description: The Tri-Color Valida is a beautiful coral that is purple in color, with green polyps and a green or brown base. Characterized by their branching appearance, Acropora come in a limitless supply of colors, growth patterns, and varieties. Typically Acropora do best under high lighting and high flow. A metal halide or high-powered full spectrum lighting system is a must have for successful keeping of these corals. The exception to this rule is deepwater acropora, which are characterized by their smooth appearance with small and widely dispersed polyps. Deepwater acropora can handle medium to moderate lighting levels but can be adapted to higher levels of light.

In our systems we have found that keeping deep-water corals under moderate lighting levels will produce the best growth and coloration. We do tend to keep them off to the side of the metal halides as oppose to directly underneath them. We also recommend you keep deep waters at a mid to lower level placement in your reef. Your Acropora will also benefit from phytoplankton supplementation or other similar sized foods made for SPS.

Approximate Purchase Size: 1" to 11/2"


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"Purple Nana"

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Description: The ORA Acropora nana is similar in coloration to A. valida, but has thinner, more delicate branches. It has a purple to tan base with bright purple tips and cream colored polyps. Characterized by their branching appearance, Acropora come in a limitless supply of colors, growth patterns, and varieties. Typically Acropora do best under high lighting and high flow. A metal halide or high-powered full spectrum lighting system is a must have for successful keeping of these corals. The exception to this rule is deepwater acropora, which are characterized by their smooth appearance with small and widely dispersed polyps. Deepwater acropora can handle medium to moderate lighting levels but can be adapted to higher levels of light.

In our systems we have found that keeping deep-water corals under moderate lighting levels will produce the best growth and coloration. We do tend to keep them off to the side of the metal halides as oppose to directly underneath them. We also recommend you keep deep waters at a mid to lower level placement in your reef. Your Acropora will also benefit from phytoplankton supplementation or other similar sized foods made for SPS.

Approximate Purchase Size: 1" to 11/2"

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 Aquacultured Blue Tipped
Emerald Green Staghorn Coral

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Description:The Blue tipped Emerald Green Staghorn Acropora Coral has slender, straight branches and, when fully grown, resembles a Deers Antlers. This color variety has a emerald green base with bright blue to purple tips. The parent colony these coral frags was collected in Fiji . Characterized by their branching appearance, Acropora come in a limitless supply of colors, growth patterns, and varieties. Typically Acropora do best under high lighting and high flow. A metal halide or high-powered full spectrum lighting system is a must have for successful keeping of these corals. The exception to this rule is deepwater acropora, which are characterized by their smooth appearance with small and widely dispersed polyps. Deepwater acropora can handle medium to moderate lighting levels but can be adapted to higher levels of light.

In our systems we have found that keeping deep-water corals under moderate lighting levels will produce the best growth and coloration. We do tend to keep them off to the side of the metal halides as oppose to directly underneath them. We also recommend you keep deep waters at a mid to lower level placement in your reef. Your Acropora will also benefit from phytoplankton supplementation or other similar sized foods made for SPS.

Approximate Purchase Size: 1" to 11/2"


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"Verde" Acropora

Description:The Verde Acropora Coral shows all its splendor in beautiful shades of green and pink, with green polyps, making it a rare and wonderful addition to a reef aquarium. Under actinic lighting the Verde Acroporas will have an efflorescense all its own. Guaranteed to add something special to that bit of empty space you've been looking to fill.
Requirements: The Solitaryensis prefers a high light level combined with strong intermittent water current within the aquarium. For continued good health, it will require the addition of supplemental calcium, strontium, and oth
Diet Requirements: For continued good health, they will require the addition of a two part calcium and buffer supplement in order to maintain a calcium level of 400-450 ppm and dKH of 8-12. They will benefit from the addition of zooplankton.
Tank Positioning: Alter the position in the aquarium depending on the lighting, and provide at least 5 watts per gallon using one of the systems mentioned above.
Approximate Purchase Size: 1" to 11/2"

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Red Planet Table Coral
Acropora sp.

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Description:Astronauts do not have to be the only ones to witness alien life. With this intense red SPS you can have a piece of the planet we may have to migrate to one day. The Red Planet Acropora is quite the coral. It is one of the many species with amazing color that most likely occurs only in captivity, but could possibly exist in the ocean as well. The Red Planet is partially a plating coral, but has traits of the branching types of Acropora also.
The polyps are more hair-like than the fingers you see on other SPS. The tips of each branch has polyps that extend out of them. The coral is generally all red, but under the right lighting they can produce a nice green tint to accent their bright red flesh. A fresh frag when glued to a plug, rubble, or live rock will encrust onto the rock as it consumes calcium and grows, which eventually becomes extremely strong and allows the support of a huge colony in the future.

ORA is now producing the best, most diverse and healthy stony coral fragments in the aquarium industry. ORA coral frags (fragments) are well encrusted to the base on which they are grown. They are never sold until they are fully matured as individual coral colonies. Our corals are true hobbyist frags, designed to be grown-out in the home aquarium. They range in size from 2- 4 inches, and are mounted on 1/2" inch diameter plastic plugs. ORA frags are truly aquacultured specimens, 6 or 7 generations removed from the original wild colonies. No tissue or skeleton of wild brood-stock corals remain.

Tank Requirements: Unlike most SPS, the Red Planet Acro actually does not need super bright lighting. Moderate lighting is preferred by this species. If results are not as desired after a few weeks you may continue to up the lighting and watch closely for any adverse results. SPS lighting might not be necessary, but water quality is. Polyp extension may dwindle, the flesh may begin to bleach, and you may end up losing a coral if you have nitrates anywhere past 5ppm, ideally you want 0.even if the red planet is your only SPS. These can be very fast growing corals when Calcium, Alkalinity, and Magnesium are kept stable. Keeping phosphates and algae out of the tank is a must. A patch of algae can trick a phosphate test into a false reading, which in turn reduces the corals ability to use the calcium. Water changes along with great filtration will keep the coral happy.

Diet Requirements: Being an SPS, you can feed them any types of particulate matter such as plankton. For continued good health, they will require the addition of a two part calcium and buffer supplement in order to maintain a calcium level of 400-450 ppm and dKH of 8-12.

Approximate Purchase Size: 1" to 11/2"
Aggressiveness: low.

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Purple Stylophora


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This month ORA brings you a spectacular color morph of Stylophora. The new ORA Purple Stylo has intense purple to blue polyps on a tan to pink background. Its growth form is slightly more open and delicate than our popular Green Stylophora. This unique strain is incredibly fast growing and hardy. It is available in limited numbers today! Stylophora eat filter feeding invert food, brine shrimp, and micro-plankton foods. For continued good health, it will also require the addition of calcium, strontium, and other trace elements to the water. The Purple Stylo prefers a medium to high light level of at least 4 watts per gallon provided by metal halide lighting combined with strong intermittent water current within the aquarium
Approximate Purchase Size: 1" to 11/2"

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Sour Apple Seriatopora

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Variant: Sour Apple Bird Nest, also called Green Tipped Orange Bird Nest
Scientific Name:
Acropora Seriatopora sp.
Lineage:
Delivered to Aquacon from RCW
Lighting Required:
Moderate (T5's Recommended by ORA)
Water Flow:
Intermittent Moderate to strong flow suggested
Approximate Purchase Size
1 inch wide by 11/2 to 2" tall
Description:
The Sour Apple Seriatapora sp. is also called the green tipped orange Seriatapora. A real beauty with Green tips and a pumpkin orange body. They formations intertwine into a twisted nest, with the branches fusing together as they touch in certain areas. The branches, depending on the wave action where they come from, can be thin or stout, and can be widely space or compact. The S. hystrix is often found in protected areas, and has delicate branches that taper into a point.

Tank Requirements:Water quality that is consistently excellent with flow that is substantially turbulent is quite nescessary. Strong lighting with at least 5 watts per gallon is necessary. Altering the corals position in the aquarium is how reef aquarists "fine tune" their specimen for the best results. To increase chances of success, do not attempt to keep Acropora in reef tanks less than a year old. The reason is that until a reef tank matures it will not do well for growing acropora.
Diet Requirements:These corals have small polyps and poor prey capture ability. They consume foods of very small particle size. For example, oyster eggs, with a particle size of about 50µ, are a good food for these corals. In a well fed tank with a variety of food, additional feeding might not be necessary. For continued good health, they will require the addition of a two part calcium and buffer supplement in order to maintain a calcium level of 400-450 ppm and dKH of 8-12.

Approximate Purchase Size: 1" to 11/2"
Aggressiveness: low.
Difficulty Level: Advanced Aquarist

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"Bird of Paradise"
Pink and Green
Seriatopora Sp.

The base branches are bright green while the polyps are bright Pink!
This very unusually colored Seriatopora sp. was collected during a trip to Ponape in 2004. It has a unique bi-colored nature to its pigmentation. The base branches are brightly green colored while the polyps are pink. This coral is a lower light coral. When placed in moderate lighting the coral develops its unique and intense bi-color pigmentation. If positioned under bright light the base branches turn a lighter green to cream with pink polyps. Water current for this one should be moderate to weak.

Tank Requirements:Water quality that is consistently excellent with flow that is substantially turbulent is quite nescessary. Strong lighting with at least 5 watts per gallon is necessary. Altering the corals position in the aquarium is how reef aquarists "fine tune" their specimen for the best results. To increase chances of success, do not attempt to keep Acropora in reef tanks less than a year old. The reason is that until a reef tank matures it will not do well for growing acropora.

Diet Requirements:These corals have small polyps and poor prey capture ability. They consume foods of very small particle size. For example, oyster eggs, with a particle size of about 50µ, are a good food for these corals. In a well fed tank with a variety of food, additional feeding might not be necessary. For continued good health, they will require the addition of a two part calcium and buffer supplement in order to maintain a calcium level of 400-450 ppm and dKH of 8-12.

Approximate Purchase Size: 1" to 11/2"
Aggressiveness: low.
Difficulty Level: Advanced Aquarist

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"Ponape Bird Nest"
Seriatopora guttatus

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Description:The Ponape Birdsnest is a strain of Seriatopora which has been an iconic coral in the American reef aquarium hobby since 2003. This cool and unique birdsnest can show you a variety of nice colors. I see yellow, gold, lavender, pink, and shades of light green! Of course some of that depends on the light you keep it in. The short, thin branches with pronounced corallites give the branches a bumpy texture. The polyps of this coral are small and not very noticeable. This is a fast growing coral that thrives under a wide range of lighting conditions, however, it seems that slightly lower lighting conditions help enhance the green coloration. Easy to keep and a fast grower, this is one of the more reasonably priced Tyree corals. I like it a lot because you just don't see birdsnest corals that look anything like it! Besides the interesting and pleasing colors, it has a great growing shape. I just can't imagine anyone not liking this coral....

Tank Requirements:Water quality that is consistently excellent with flow that is substantially turbulent is quite nescessary. Strong lighting with at least 5 watts per gallon is necessary. Altering the corals position in the aquarium is how reef aquarists "fine tune" their specimen for the best results. To increase chances of success, do not attempt to keep Acropora in reef tanks less than a year old. The reason is that until a reef tank matures it will not do well for growing acropora.

Diet Requirements:These corals have small polyps and poor prey capture ability. They consume foods of very small particle size. For example, oyster eggs, with a particle size of about 50µ, are a good food for these corals. In a well fed tank with a variety of food, additional feeding might not be necessary. For continued good health, they will require the addition of a two part calcium and buffer supplement in order to maintain a calcium level of 400-450 ppm and dKH of 8-12.

Approximate Purchase Size: 1" to 11/2"
Aggressiveness: low.
Difficulty Level: Advanced Aquarist

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Neon Green Bird Nest
Seriatopora guttatus

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Variant: ORA Neon Green Bird Nest
Scientific Name:
Acropora Seriatopora sp.
Lineage:
Delivered to Aquacon from ORA
Lighting Required:
Moderate (T5's Recommended by ORA)
Water Flow:
Intermittent Moderate to strong flow suggested
Approximate Purchase Size
1 inch wide by 1 to 2" tall
Description:
The ORA Neon Green Birdsnest Coral is a thin branched Seriatopora that produces stunning green polyps on a yellow green background. Arguably the most eye-catching birdsnest of all time, this coral glows especially bright under higher Kelvin bulbs.

"ORA is the trademarked name for "Oceans, Reefs and Aquariums". Oceans, Reefs & Aquariums (ORA®) produces aquacultured saltwater fish, and invertebrates for the marine aquarium hobby. The ORA hatchery complex is located at Florida. It is the largest marine ornamental hatchery in North America and they are constantly developing new techniques to bring the finest captive bred fish and coral to environmentally conscientious aquarists throughout the world. Aquacultured marine life is the only alternative to wild caught fish and invertebrates for aquariums.
" -ORA

$34.99
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Pink Bird Nest Coral
Seriatopora hystrix

Actual color, not touched up 
Variant: ORA Pink Bird Nest
Scientific Name:
Acropora Seriatopora sp.
Lineage:
Delivered to Aquacon from ORA
Lighting Required:
Moderate (T5's Recommended by ORA)
Water Flow:
Intermittent Moderate to strong flow suggested
Approximate Purchase Size
1 inch wide by 1 to 2" tall

Description:
A relatively fast growing coral, the Birds nest coral is a beautiful SPS species that is aquacultured by ORA, and grows very thin intertwining branches like a birds nest. These coral frags produced by ORA are the best, most diverse and healthy stony coral fragments in the aquarium industry.

"ORA is the trademarked name for "Oceans, Reefs and Aquariums". Oceans, Reefs & Aquariums (ORA®) produces aquacultured saltwater fish, and invertebrates for the marine aquarium hobby. The ORA hatchery complex is located at Florida. It is the largest marine ornamental hatchery in North America and they are constantly developing new techniques to bring the finest captive bred fish and coral to environmentally conscientious aquarists throughout the world. Aquacultured marine life is the only alternative to wild caught fish and invertebrates for aquariums.
" -ORA

$39.99
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ORA Hyacinth "Pink Bird Nest"
Seriatopora sp.

Actual color, not touched up 
Variant: ORA Hyacinth Pink Bird Nest
Scientific Name:
Acropora Seriatopora sp.
Lineage:
Delivered to Aquacon from ORA
Lighting Required:
Moderate (T5's Recommended by ORA)
Water Flow:
Intermittent Moderate to strong flow suggested
Approximate Purchase Size
1 inch wide by 1 to 2" tall
Description:
A relatively fast growing coral, the Hyacinth Pink Birds nest coral is a beautiful SPS species that is aquacultured by ORA, and grows slightly thicker intertwining branches than the normal Hystrix pink birds nest.

"ORA is the trademarked name for "Oceans, Reefs and Aquariums". Oceans, Reefs & Aquariums (ORA®) produces aquacultured saltwater fish, and invertebrates for the marine aquarium hobby. The ORA hatchery complex is located at Florida. It is the largest marine ornamental hatchery in North America and they are constantly developing new techniques to bring the finest captive bred fish and coral to environmentally conscientious aquarists throughout the world. Aquacultured marine life is the only alternative to wild caught fish and invertebrates for aquariums.
" -ORA

$32.99
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"Aurora Borealis"
Acropora sp.

Actual color, not touched up 
Variant: ORA Borealis Acro
Scientific Name:
Acropora Acroporidae
Lineage:
Delivered to Aquacon from ORA
Lighting Required:
Moderate (T5's Recommended by ORA)
Water Flow:
Intermittent Moderate flow suggested
Approximate Purchase Size
1 inch wide by 11/2 to 2" tall
Description:
"This ORA release is named after the spectacular phenomenon, known as Aurora Borealis. It’s unique coloration morphs from a lime green base to electric blue tips. The ORA Borealis truly stands out even among our most colorful corals.The polyps are expansive and range from green to yellow under varied lighting conditions. The growth pattern is also quite unique; it tends to grow many short branches in tight form with lots of polyps which gives it a bushy appearance. The bright blue and green base cuts through the polyps giving it an electric glow that really sets this coral apart from other types of blue and green acropora available.Strong intermittent current and high output lighting are suggested to maintain natural growth, good polyp extension and dazzling color.

ORA is the trademarked name for "Oceans, Reefs and Aquariums". Oceans, Reefs & Aquariums (ORA®) produces aquacultured saltwater fish, and invertebrates for the marine aquarium hobby. The ORA hatchery complex is located at Florida. It is the largest marine ornamental hatchery in North America and they are constantly developing new techniques to bring the finest captive bred fish and coral to environmentally conscientious aquarists throughout the world. Aquacultured marine life is the only alternative to wild caught fish and invertebrates for aquariums.
" -ORA

$69.99
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"Multicolor Bellina"
Acropora sp.

Actual color, not touched up 
Description: The ORA Bellina Acropora is a compact densely branched multicolor beauty with a violet and blue base color and contrasting green and yellow polyps. This coral shows outstanding polyp extension and movement in strong current. When growing under intense light, Bellina can develop some white coloration between the corallites,making this coral a staff favorite. This coral was named after the beautiful orchid species, Phalaenopsis bellina, which shares the same color scheme.Characterized by their branching appearance, Acropora come in a limitless supply of colors, growth patterns, and varieties. Typically Acropora do best under high lighting and high flow. A metal halide or high-powered full spectrum lighting system is a must have for successful keeping of these corals. The exception to this rule is deepwater acropora, which are characterized by their smooth appearance with small and widely dispersed polyps. Deepwater acropora can handle medium to moderate lighting levels but can be adapted to higher levels of light.Placement: Middle - Top
Lighting: Medium - High
Flow: Moderate - Strong
Approximate purchase size 1".-11/2"

$59.99
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"Phil's Neon Granulosa"
Acropora granulosa

Actual color, not touched up 

Description: Phil’s Granluosa is a short, smooth branched coral that grows into a compact bush-like form. Its glowing green coloration can be spotted from across the room. Originally purchased in Germany in 2002, ORA began selling this coral in 2004, but lost 100% of our stock in the hurricanes of that year. ORA re-obtained this coral from friends and re-released it in January 2008.

Characterized by their branching appearance, Acropora come in a limitless supply of colors, growth patterns, and varieties. Typically Acropora do best under high lighting and high flow. A metal halide or high-powered full spectrum lighting system is a must have for successful keeping of these corals. The exception to this rule is deepwater acropora, which are characterized by their smooth appearance with small and widely dispersed polyps. Deepwater acropora can handle medium to moderate lighting levels but can be adapted to higher levels of light.

In our systems we have found that keeping deep-water corals under moderate lighting levels will produce the best growth and coloration. We do tend to keep them off to the side of the metal halides as oppose to directly underneath them. We also recommend you keep deep waters at a mid to lower level placement in your reef. Your Acropora will also benefit from phytoplankton supplementation or other similar sized foods made for SPS.
Placement: Middle - Top
Lighting: Medium - High
Flow: Moderate - Strong
Approximate purchase size 1".-11/2"


$59.99
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"Yellow Fuzzy" Acropora

Actual color, not touched up 
Description:This beautiful strain of yellow/green haslong, hairy polyps. It is found in a variety of colors, and may actually change color forms while in the reef aquarium. A fast grower, The Yellow Fuzzy Acropora's growth rate is faster than most of the other corals found in an established reef aquarium. All Acro coral frags are mounted on a plug that can be affixed to live rock anywhere in the aquarium with gel super glue or epoxy.
Requirements: This coral prefers a high light level combined with strong intermittent water current within the aquarium. For continued good health, it will require the addition of supplemental calcium, strontium, and oth
Diet Requirements: For continued good health, they will require the addition of a two part calcium and buffer supplement in order to maintain a calcium level of 400-450 ppm and dKH of 8-12. They will benefit from the addition of zooplankton.
Tank Positioning: Alter the position in the aquarium depending on the lighting, and provide at least 5 watts per gallon using one of the systems mentioned above.
Approximate Purchase Size: 1" - 2"
Aggressiveness: low.
$39.99
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"Blue Bottlebrush" Acropora


Actual color, not touched up 
Description:The ORA Aquacultured Blue Bottlebrush Acropora Coral grows relatively thin branches in a bushy manor which resembles a babies bottle brush. The base of the branches are tan in color and will develop brilliant blue tips over time provided it receives enough intense light. ORA's Blue Bottlebrush Acropora coral frags are mounted on a plug that can be affixed to live rock anywhere in the aquarium with gel super glue or epoxy.
Requirements: This coral prefers a high light level combined with strong intermittent water current within the aquarium. For continued good health, it will require the addition of supplemental calcium, strontium, and oth
Diet Requirements: For continued good health, they will require the addition of a two part calcium and buffer supplement in order to maintain a calcium level of 400-450 ppm and dKH of 8-12. They will benefit from the addition of zooplankton.
Tank Positioning: Alter the position in the aquarium depending on the lighting, and provide at least 5 watts per gallon using one of the systems mentioned above.
Approximate Purchase Size: 11/2" - 2"
Aggressiveness: low.
$49.99
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Pink Cats Paw Acropora


Actual color, not touched up 
Description:As the name suggests, Cat's Paw Coral is shaped like a cat’s paw and is pink in color. The bright color of the Pink Cat's Paw Coral enhances the visual appeal of the reef aquarium.
The Pink Cats Paw Acropora coral frags are mounted on a plug that can be affixed to live rock anywhere in the aquarium with gel super glue or epoxy.
Requirements: This coral prefers a high light level combined with strong intermittent water current within the aquarium. For continued good health, it will require the addition of supplemental calcium, strontium, and oth
Diet Requirements: For continued good health, they will require the addition of a two part calcium and buffer supplement in order to maintain a calcium level of 400-450 ppm and dKH of 8-12. They will benefit from the addition of zooplankton.
Tank Positioning: Alter the position in the aquarium depending on the lighting, and provide at least 5 watts per gallon using one of the systems mentioned above.
Aggressiveness: low.
Approximate Purchase Size: 1" - 2"
$39.99
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"CHIPS" Purple Pillow
Acropora sp.

Actual color, not touched up 
Description:The Chips Acropora Coral is a beautiful species of Acropora that has very long greenish yellow polyps lending the coral a fuzzy appearance. The growth tips of the coral are bright purple adding to its overall mystique. The combination of this color green and purple is not common in the trade and will add variety to your reef aquarium.

The growth rate of this Chips Acropora is very fast and adapts well to a variety of lighting conditions. It can also be cultured and grown into a new colony from living fragments or broken pieces, if conditions are ideal. They prefer a moderately high light level combined with strong intermittent water currents within the aquarium. For continued good health, it will require the addition of supplemental calcium, strontium, and other trace elements to the water.

These coral frags produced by ORA are the best, most diverse and healthy stony coral fragments in the aquarium industry. The advanced quality control methods used at ORA ensure only problem-free specimens are sold. ORA coral frags (fragments) are well encrusted to the base on which they are grown. They are never sold until they are fully matured as individual coral colonies. Their corals are true hobbyist frags, designed to be grown-out in the home aquarium. They range in size from 2-3 inches, and are mounted on 1/2" inch diameter plugs. ORA frags are truly aquacultured specimens, 6 or 7 generations removed from the original wild colonies. No tissue or skeleton of wild brood-stock corals remain.
Requirements: The Australian Delicate Staghorn Coral prefers a high light level combined with strong intermittent water current within the aquarium. For continued good health, it will require the addition of supplemental calcium, strontium, and oth
Diet Requirements: For continued good health, they will require the addition of a two part calcium and buffer supplement in order to maintain a calcium level of 400-450 ppm and dKH of 8-12. They will benefit from the addition of zooplankton.
Tank Positioning: Alter the position in the aquarium depending on the lighting, and provide at least 5 watts per gallon using one of the systems mentioned above.
Approximate Purchase Size: 11/2" - 2"
Aggressiveness: low.

$59.99
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Aquacultured
Hairy Beast Acropora

Super Long Hairy Polyps on a Olive Green Base
Description:The Hairy Beast is another Aquatic Connection Live Exclusive Acropora we have been working on for over a year now. The origional stock came from Malaysia about 3 years ago. It grows multiple branches with very uncommon polyps that form flower petal like groupings .
Requirements: The Oregon Blue Tortuosa acropora will thrive under high intensity light and strong current. Tank raised colonies are kept 14” below 250W 10K Ushio metal halide lighting. Alter their position in the aquarium depending on the light fixture to ensure ideal light conditions. A high light level combined with strong intermittent water current within the aquarium will help maximize healthy growth.
Diet Requirements: For continued good health, it will require the addition of supplemental calcium, strontium, and other trace elements to the water. The Purple Tri-color will thrive in a variety of lighting conditions, ranging from power compacts, VHO, T-5's up to the more intense metal halides.
Tank Positioning: Alter their position in the aquarium depending on the lighting, and provide at least 5 watts per gallon using one of the lighting systems mentioned above. The symbiotic algae zooxanthellae are hosted within its body, so it receives the majority of its nutritional requirements from photosynthesis. While it does not require additional food to maintain its health in the reef aquarium, it will feed on micro-plankton or foods designed for filter feeding invertebrates.
Approximate purchase size 1" to 11/2"

$29.99

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California Tortuosa Acropora

Actual color not touched up
Description:Beautiful Blue, yes I said blue,California Tortuosa Acropora is a beautiful SPS piece that is hard to come by. Different from the Oregon Tort, the Cali tort has longer finer branches.The California Tort prefers an intermittent water current within the aquarium and bright lighting of at least 3 watts per gallon. A 14K to 20K Spectrum will bring out the true blue polyps and other features. For continued good health, it will require the addition of supplemental calcium, strontium, and other trace elements to the water. It will also benefit from additional food fed weekly in the form of micro-plankton or foods designed for filter feeding invertebrates.
Requirements: The Oregon Blue Tortuosa acropora will thrive under high intensity light and strong current. Tank raised colonies are kept 14” below 250W 10K Ushio metal halide lighting. Alter their position in the aquarium depending on the light fixture to ensure ideal light conditions. A high light level combined with strong intermittent water current within the aquarium will help maximize healthy growth.
Diet Requirements: For continued good health, it will require the addition of supplemental calcium, strontium, and other trace elements to the water. The Purple Tri-color will thrive in a variety of lighting conditions, ranging from power compacts, VHO, T-5's up to the more intense metal halides.
Tank Positioning: Alter their position in the aquarium depending on the lighting, and provide at least 5 watts per gallon using one of the lighting systems mentioned above. The symbiotic algae zooxanthellae are hosted within its body, so it receives the majority of its nutritional requirements from photosynthesis. While it does not require additional food to maintain its health in the reef aquarium, it will feed on micro-plankton or foods designed for filter feeding invertebrates.
Approximate purchase size 1" to 11/2"

$69.99


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"Stuber Staghorn"
ORA Heirloom Coral

Variant: ORA Stuber Staghorn
Lineage:
A direct descendent of the famous Stuber colony, one of the first corals to ever be kept in captivity
Lighting Required:
Moderate to High
Water Flow:
Medium to High Flow
Extra Note:
This coral grows more vertical then horizontal, so make sure to leave space above.
Approximate Purchase Size 0.75in wide by 1" to 11/2" tall
Description:
"The Stuber Stag sold produced at ORA is a direct descendent of the famous Stuber colony, one of the first corals to ever be kept in captivity and one of the oldest ORA corals available. It is a long branching coral with a chocolate brown base and baby blue growth tips. Stuber also has distinctive corallites that are longer and wider spaced than most of our other Stags. This coral grows more vertical then horizontal, so make sure to leave space above.

ORA is the trademarked name for "Oceans, Reefs and Aquariums". Oceans, Reefs & Aquariums (ORA®) produces aquacultured saltwater fish, and invertebrates for the marine aquarium hobby. The ORA hatchery complex is located at Florida. It is the largest marine ornamental hatchery in North America and they are constantly developing new techniques to bring the finest captive bred fish and coral to environmentally conscientious aquarists throughout the world. Aquacultured marine life is the only alternative to wild caught fish and invertebrates for aquariums.
" -ORA

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Blue Tip Staghorn

Actual color, not touched up
The Bluetip Staghorn Acropora Coral has tapered cylindrical branches in a tree- or staghorn-like formation. The Bluetip Staghorn Acropora Coral prefers a high light level of at least 5 watts per gallon provided by metal halide lighting combined with strong intermittent water current within the aquarium. Bluetip Staghorn like to eat filter feeding invert food, brine shrimp, micro-plankton a few times per week. For continued good health, it will require the addition of a two part calcium and buffer supplement in order to maintain a calcium level of 400-450 ppm and dKH of 8-12. It will benefit from the addition of zooplankton.
Approximate Purchase Size: 1" - 2"

$29.99

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"Yellow Lantana" Montipora


Bright Yellow Montipora with Blue to Purple Flower Like Polyps Everywhere
Description: The ORA Yellow Lantana Montipora is soon to be a best seller with a bright yellow tissue and incredible blue polyps that look like flowers blooming everywhere! This unique strain is incredibly fast growing and hardy. A true reefers choice if you haven't picked this one up yet, what are you waiting for? It is available in limited numbers today but be aware its out of stock quite often!

ORA is now producing the best, most diverse and healthy stony coral fragments in the aquarium industry. ORA coral frags (fragments) are well encrusted to the base on which they are grown. They are never sold until they are fully matured as individual coral colonies. True hobbyist frags, designed to be grown-out in the home aquarium. Mounted on 1/2" inch diameter plastic plugs. ORA frags are truly aquacultured specimens, 6 or 7 generations removed from the original wild colonies. No tissue or skeleton of wild brood-stock corals ever remain.

Requirements: The ORA Yellow Lantana prefers a medium light level, adjust tank placement accordingly. For water flow provide a medium intermittent water current . For continued good health, it will require the addition of supplemental calcium, strontium, and other elements.

Diet Requirements: For continued good health, they will require the addition of a two part calcium and buffer supplement in order to maintain a calcium level of 400-450 ppm and dKH of 8-12. They will benefit from the addition of zooplankton.
Tank Positioning: Alter the position in the aquarium depending on the lighting, and provide at least 5 watts per gallon using one of the systems mentioned above.
Approximate Purchase Size: 11/2" to 2"

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Aquacultured
Roscoe's Blue Acropora Coral
Acropora sp

This acro is just awesome!!!
The Roscoe's Blue Acropora is a beautiful species that is aquacultured in the USA. The body of the coral is green, with deep blue growth tips. The polyps are a dark green in coloration, but may change depending upon its environment. This is a very fast growing species of Acropora coral. The Roscoe's Blue Acropora will thrive in a variety of lighting conditions, ranging from compact fluorescent, VHO and T-5, up to the more intense metal halides. Alter their position in the aquarium depending on the lighting, and provide at least 5 watts per gallon using one of the lighting systems mentioned above. Corect lighting combined with strong, intermittent water current within the aquarium, will help in maximizing its growth rate. For continued good health, it will require the addition of supplemental calcium, strontium, and other trace elements to the water.ORA is now producing the best, most diverse and healthy stony coral fragments in the aquarium industry. ORA coral frags (fragments) are well encrusted to the base on which they are grown. They are never sold until they are fully matured as individual coral colonies. Our corals are true hobbyist frags, designed to be grown-out in the home aquarium. They range in size from 2- 4 inches, and are mounted on 1/2" inch diameter plastic plugs. ORA frags are truly aquacultured specimens, 6 or 7 generations removed from the original wild colonies. No tissue or skeleton of wild brood-stock corals remain.Approximate purchase size 11/2"-2"

$69.99
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 Start Your SPS Coral Farming with Aquatic Connection's Ultimate Frag Package


FRAG PACK #1 - 12 SPS Corals - order Frag Pack 1 - $149.99
We will send you 12 different healthy Unmounted SPS 1/2" to 1" Frags:
Includes Acropora's, Montipora's, Seriatapora, Pocillapora, Pavona, etc…
Frags come unmounted mount with Super Glue or Marine Epoxy.

SUPER BRIGHT FRAG PACK #2 - order Frag Pack 2 - $179.99
We will send you 12 of the brightest Unmounted SPS 1/2" to 1" Frags we have in stock:
Includes Acropora's, Montipora's, Seriatapora, Pocillapora, Pavona, etc…
Frags come unmounted mount with Super Glue or Marine Epoxy.
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Note: We guarantee that ALL aquariam species offered will arrive alive and in good condition. However, because of the increased level of care required for this particular package, it has been designated as "Advanced Aquarist Species," and we cannot guarantee it beyond a healthy arrival. Any claim must be maded within 2 hours of receiving your package.

Ocean Grown SPS CORALS

  Birdsnest Coral - Pink
Seriatopora hystrix
 The Birdsnest Coral is also referred to as Seriatopora Bird's Nest, Needle, Finger, or Brush Coral. It is a small polyp stony (SPS) coral with very delicate, thin branches with needle-like tips. It is found in a variety of shades of pink. These are very delicate, but beautiful corals that offer a variety of shape and bright coloration to a reef aquarium. The ideal conditions for the Acropora coral is an established reef aquarium with bright lighting provided by preferably intense metal halides. They can also thrive under multiple VHO's, T-5's or compact fluorescents if placed high in the aquarium. Under the right conditions, the growth rate of the Acropora coral is much more rapid than most of the other corals found in an established reef aquarium.To maximize their growth rate, it is imperative to maintain a high pH, alkalinity and calcium levels, and to keep phosphate and nitrate levels as close to zero as possible. If conditions are ideal, it can also be cultured and grown into a new colony from living fragments or broken pieces.Along with lighting and water quality, Acropora corals prefer strong, intermittent water flow within the aquarium. The symbiotic algae zooxanthellae are hosted within its body, so it receives the majority of its nutritional requirements from photosynthesis. While it does not require additional food to maintain its health in the reef aquarium, it will feed on micro-plankton or foods designed for filter feeding invertebrates.
Purchase Size: Small: 11/2" to 2"; Medium: 21/2" to 31/2" Large: 4" to 5" ; XLarge 5" to 7"

small $49.99 medium $69.99 large $139.99 XLarge $189.99
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Acropora Coral, Color Tip
Acropora sp
The Color Tip Acropora Corals occur in many colorations and will be solid in color with bright coloration on the tips of the branches. The coloration of the tips intensify when the growth of the coral is at its greatest. These are very beautiful species that will add a variety of color to your reef aquarium. The ideal conditions for the Acropora coral is an established reef aquarium with bright lighting provided by preferably intense metal halides. They can also thrive under multiple VHO's, T-5's or compact fluorescents if placed high in the aquarium. Under the right conditions, the growth rate of the Acropora coral is much more rapid than most of the other corals found in an established reef aquarium.To maximize their growth rate, it is imperative to maintain a high pH, alkalinity and calcium levels, and to keep phosphate and nitrate levels as close to zero as possible. If conditions are ideal, it can also be cultured and grown into a new colony from living fragments or broken pieces.Along with lighting and water quality, Acropora corals prefer strong, intermittent water flow within the aquarium. The symbiotic algae zooxanthellae are hosted within its body, so it receives the majority of its nutritional requirements from photosynthesis. While it does not require additional food to maintain its health in the reef aquarium, it will feed on micro-plankton or foods designed for filter feeding invertebrates. Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 11/2" to 2"; Medium: 21/2" to 31/2" Large: 4" to 5" ; XLarge 5" to 7"

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Horn Coral, Fluorescent
Hydnophora sp

The Hydnophora Horn Coral is a SPS coral often called Velvet Horn, or Branch Coral. It is often confused with Acropora Coral because of its similar appearance, but they are only distant relatives. It is a branching variety of cream to fluorescent green color, and has very short polyps.Its protective stingers are longer than acropora corals have so it is important to provide plenty of room between itself and other corals or they will be damadged or killed by the Hydnophora. The ideal conditions for the Acropora coral is an established reef aquarium with bright lighting provided by preferably intense metal halides. They can also thrive under multiple VHO's, T-5's or compact fluorescents if placed high in the aquarium. Under the right conditions, the growth rate of the Acropora coral is much more rapid than most of the other corals found in an established reef aquarium.To maximize their growth rate, it is imperative to maintain a high pH, alkalinity and calcium levels, and to keep phosphate and nitrate levels as close to zero as possible. If conditions are ideal, it can also be cultured and grown into a new colony from living fragments or broken pieces.Along with lighting and water quality, Acropora corals prefer strong, intermittent water flow within the aquarium. The symbiotic algae zooxanthellae are hosted within its body, so it receives the majority of its nutritional requirements from photosynthesis. While it does not require additional food to maintain its health in the reef aquarium, it will feed on micro-plankton or foods designed for filter feeding invertebrates. Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 11/2" to 2"; Medium: 21/2" to 31/2" Large: 4" to 5" ; XLarge 5" to 7"

small $49.99 medium $69.99 large $139.99 XLarge $189.99
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  Purple Acropora
Acropora sp
fuzzy blue polyps too!
The Purple Acropora Corals are beautiful species that will vary in coloration from solid, to different shades of purple.There are many different species of Acropora corals with many different growth forms. The ideal conditions for the Acropora coral is an established reef aquarium with bright lighting provided by preferably intense metal halides. They can also thrive under multiple VHO's, T-5's or compact fluorescents if placed high in the aquarium. Under the right conditions, the growth rate of the Acropora coral is much more rapid than most of the other corals found in an established reef aquarium.To maximize their growth rate, it is imperative to maintain a high pH, alkalinity and calcium levels, and to keep phosphate and nitrate levels as close to zero as possible. If conditions are ideal, it can also be cultured and grown into a new colony from living fragments or broken pieces.Along with lighting and water quality, Acropora corals prefer strong, intermittent water flow within the aquarium. The symbiotic algae zooxanthellae are hosted within its body, so it receives the majority of its nutritional requirements from photosynthesis. While it does not require additional food to maintain its health in the reef aquarium, it will feed on micro-plankton or foods designed for filter feeding invertebrates. Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 11/2" to 2"; Medium: 21/2" to 31/2" Large: 4" to 5" ; XLarge 5" to 7"

small $49.99 medium $69.99 large $139.99 XLarge $189.99
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Blue Acropora
Acropora sp
fuzzy blue polyps too!
The Blue Acropora Corals are beautiful species that will vary in coloration from solid, to different shades of blue.There are many different species of Acropora corals with many different growth forms. The ideal conditions for the Acropora coral is an established reef aquarium with bright lighting provided by preferably intense metal halides. They can also thrive under multiple VHO's, T-5's or compact fluorescents if placed high in the aquarium. Under the right conditions, the growth rate of the Acropora coral is much more rapid than most of the other corals found in an established reef aquarium.To maximize their growth rate, it is imperative to maintain a high pH, alkalinity and calcium levels, and to keep phosphate and nitrate levels as close to zero as possible. If conditions are ideal, it can also be cultured and grown into a new colony from living fragments or broken pieces.Along with lighting and water quality, Acropora corals prefer strong, intermittent water flow within the aquarium. The symbiotic algae zooxanthellae are hosted within its body, so it receives the majority of its nutritional requirements from photosynthesis. While it does not require additional food to maintain its health in the reef aquarium, it will feed on micro-plankton or foods designed for filter feeding invertebrates. Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 11/2" to 2"; Medium: 21/2" to 31/2" Large: 4" to 5" ; XLarge 5" to 7"

small $49.99 medium $69.99 large $139.99 XLarge $189.99
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Green Acropora
Acropora sp
fuzzy blue polyps too!
The Green Acropora Corals are beautiful species that will vary in coloration from solid, to different shades of green. Many of the brightly colored Green Acroporas will even glow under actinic lighting giving your aquarium a stunning look during sunrise and sunset simulations.There are many different species of Acropora corals with many different growth forms. The ideal conditions for the Acropora coral is an established reef aquarium with bright lighting provided by preferably intense metal halides. They can also thrive under multiple VHO's, T-5's or compact fluorescents if placed high in the aquarium. Under the right conditions, the growth rate of the Acropora coral is much more rapid than most of the other corals found in an established reef aquarium.To maximize their growth rate, it is imperative to maintain a high pH, alkalinity and calcium levels, and to keep phosphate and nitrate levels as close to zero as possible. If conditions are ideal, it can also be cultured and grown into a new colony from living fragments or broken pieces.Along with lighting and water quality, Acropora corals prefer strong, intermittent water flow within the aquarium. The symbiotic algae zooxanthellae are hosted within its body, so it receives the majority of its nutritional requirements from photosynthesis. While it does not require additional food to maintain its health in the reef aquarium, it will feed on micro-plankton or foods designed for filter feeding invertebrates. Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 11/2" to 2"; Medium: 21/2" to 31/2" Large: 4" to 5" ; XLarge 5" to 7"

small $49.99 medium $69.99 large $139.99 XLarge $189.99
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 WE WANT YOUR CORALS TO GROW - NOT JUST STAY ALIVE
Why Phytoplankton:
Phytoplankton is very important to marine life. It is the primary producers in the ocean. Crucial to the development and survival of most, if not all marine animals . But what is phytoplankton? It is just a fancy word for tiny floating plants (such as diatoms and dinoflagellates), which serve the same role in the food chains of the oceans as grass and shrubs serve on land; namely small things eat them. Many coral reef animals feed directly on phytoplankton. Some essential nutrients provided by phytoplankton cannot be synthesized by animals, and therefore are extremely important components of a healthy diet. Click here for more information on the importance of phytoplankton for your corals

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Photos are representative of each species. Each animal is unique and variations should be expected.