ORA Easter Egg Chalice
Some of the most collectible LPS coral types belong to the group known as chalice corals. The ORA Easter Egg Chalice (Oxypora sp.) is an especially cherished strain amongst collectors. This is still a favorite chalice at ORA, who obtained the original mother colony from LiveAquaria.com display tank at their MACNA booth (Orlando 2010). Appropriately, it was released in conjunction with another MACNA event (Fort Lauderdale 2013). ORA apparently knew a classic when they saw one! This beauty is so-named for its bright, pastel, “Eastery” coloration. It features a pink-light purple tissue and yellow mouths. Its soft colors make a pleasing contrast to intensely fluorescent neighbors. It grows into thin, flowing sheets that encrust over the live rock surfaces. The ORA Easter Egg Chalice is not only quite easy to look at, but is also very hardy and fast-growing! Each frag is approximately 1.5 inches wide and is firmly secured to a cement aragonite disk.
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Size and Care Requirements
- Purchase Size: ~1.5″ (length)
- Max Size: NA
- Water Parameters: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.2-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
- Color: Pink with yellow oral discs
- Reef-Safe: Yes
- Diet: Zooxanthellate
The Benefits of Farmed Easter Egg Chalice
Because they are cultured in under aquarium conditions, captive-bred corals offer significant advantages over wild-caught specimens. They tend to be more disease resistant, harbor fewer pests and are more capable of handling shipping/acclimation stress! By purchasing captive-bred chalice corals, you support the aquaculture of marine organisms and help to make our hobby more sustainable.
100% Alive on Arrival (AoA) Guarantee
We guarantee that every ORA Easter Egg Chalice coral we sell will be Alive On Arrival and in good health. Should it arrive in any other state, we will replace it free of charge (including shipping). If the total livestock loss is less than $40, we will issue store credit. For more information, please also visit our 100% Alive On Arrival Guarantee page.