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Acropora Corals

Acropora corals can be found in just about every imaginable color. The color of their branches comes from the marine algae, zooxanthellae, which reside within the radial polyp tissues. Zooxanthellae have a range of pigments, including fluorescing pigments. Radial polyps bud off in regular fashion yet can take a variety of shapes including scale-like, rasp-like, immersed or appressed, pocket-like, and rosette forming. The tips of fast growing branches are usually pale, as they have not yet become saturated with zooxanthellae.


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Hawkins Echinata Acropora,
Captive Grown

Acropora sp.
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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. One very important point to consider when purchasing all our aquacultured SPS corals is that they are not just mounted frags. Think of our captive grown (also called Aquacultured) Acropora as Baby SPS acro's all sized between 3/4" and 1-1/4 inches and are all mounted on 1/2 inch diameter plugs.

Care Level Moderate

Australian Delicate Acropora,
Aquacultured ORA®

Acropora Valida
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Description The ORA Australian Delicate is an extremely beautiful species of acropora. Originating off of the reefs of Australia, it is a fine branching coral with neon green polyps and bright blue branch tips. The color intensity of this species will increase under very high lighting. The smooth, tubular branches and corallites of this coral give it a deepwater coral appearance similar to A. echinata. Large colonies can be quite impressive.


Care Level Moderate

Blue Voodoo, Aquacultured ORA®
Acropora sp.
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Description The ORA Blue Voodoo is a branching staghorn coral with a dark green background, green polyps and bright blue tips. The ORA Aquacultured Blue Voodoo coral is attached to a plastic plug and can be easily placed in holes or between the rockwork of the reef aquarium.


Care Level Moderate

Ice Tortuosa Acropora Coral,
Aquacultured ORA®

Acropora tortuosa
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Description ORA's aquacultured Ice Tortuosa is a slow growing branching coral with a minty green base and brilliant baby blue branch tips. This coral is most similar to the California or Blue Tort in growth form, however, the coloration is unquestionably different. The contrast of the dark green base, bright blue polyps with green rims and almost white branch tips is excitingly stunning under reef tank lights.

Care Level Moderate

Frogskin Table Acropora,
Aquacultured ORA®

Acropora sp
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Description The ORA Frogskin Table Acropora is a stocky branched coral having extremely bumpy texture like a frog, and colors that vary from yellowish to bright green, all depending on the lighting its grown under. The corallites are rounded and tubular and some of the polyps can have a slightly blue hue. As it grows, the branches fuse together making solid plates and a table acropora is born. It then has a solid inner core from which it will grown and the branches extend.

Care Level Moderate

Red Planet Table Acropora, Aquacultured ORA®
Acropora sp.
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Description The ORA Red Planet Table Acropora is a customer favourite Acropora coral. It is a beautiful tabling Acropora with red and pink corallites and a metallic green base. Polyp coloration on this coral is a deep red and the new growth is light pink to white. The Red Planet is a very hardy and fast growing acropora under various conditions.

Care Level Moderate

Purple Tip Staghorn Acropora Coral,
Captive Grown

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Description : The captive grown Purple Tip Staghorn Acropora is a long branching coral with a deep purple base and contrasting bright blue growth tips. It is also important to note that our captive grown corals are cultured from corals that have been raised in captivity for at least 3 or 4 generations. This makes these harvested corals hardier than their wild cousins. Being fully encrusted, allows them to ship better with less stress when compared to fragile and newly fragmented counterparts.

Care Level Moderate

Joe The Coral,
Aquacultured by ORA®

Acropora tenuis Picture of Joe The Coral, Aquacultured by ORA®
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Description :Classic ORA fast grower with shaggy polyps and great bright blue tips! Joe the Coral by ORA® is a slender branching staghorn coral with a bright green base and glowing blue growth tips. It is also important to note that our captive grown corals are cultured from corals that have been raised in captivity for at least 3 or 4 generations. This makes these harvested corals hardier than their wild cousins. Being fully encrusted, allows them to ship better with less stress when compared to fragile and newly fragmented counterparts.

Care Level Moderate

Gecko Green Acropora
Aquacultured by ORA®

Acropora striata
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Description The ORA Gecko Green Acro is an excellent beginner Acropora since its best coloration occurs in lower light levels. It's a staghorn type Acropora which grows irregularly spaced, twisted branches with prominent corallites. The tissue color is light yellow-green on the branches and darker green at the base. Small reddish polyps dot the entire coral, but don’t extend past the lip of the corallites.

Care Level Moderate


Miami Orchid Acropora Coral, Aquacultured ACOL
Acropora sp
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Description Miami Orchid is a branching staghorn coral with a light color base and stunning magenta branch tips. This is a classic eye-catching acropora, the subtle beauty of the Miami Orchid makes it still one of our favorites.

Care Level Moderate

ORA Green Planet Acropora,
Aquacultured by ORA®

Acropora sp.
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Description The ORA Green Planet is an intensely colored, tabling Acropora that exhibits very similar morphology to the ORA Red Planet. It has fluorescent green tips with a dark green base and polyps. The ORA Green Planet is hardy and fast growing under a range of conditions but actinic lighting really brings out the extreme fluorescent coloration of this coral.

Care Level Moderate

ORA Green Velvet,
Aquacultured by ORA®

Acropora sp.
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The ORA 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.

Care Level Moderate


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*Guarantee Restriction: All of our livestock are guaranteed. However for one or more of these species, they may be marked with a guarantee restriction. If it does, it means the specific animal may not handle stress from environmental conditions well. These stresses can include poor water quality, harassment from tank mates or confined aquarium conditions. When stressed, these species can lose the ability to ward off infection and disease. Other species may be listed as Restricted because they have such specialized feeding requirements that is difficult recreate in a aquarium and may succumb to malnutrition.