ORA Metallic Green Galaxea
With their long, flowy polyps and jade green color, aquarists have loved galaxea corals from the very beginning of the reef aquarium hobby. Two issues with this coral did however frustrate aquarists of olde, namely (1) they could be inexplicably finicky at times and (2) they were fairly aggressive, stinging their neighbors to death with their long sweeper tentacles. The ORA Metallic Green Galaxea proves that smart aquaculture can truly solve many such issues that reefkeepers face. This strain exhibits the species’ famous vivid green color and mound shaped growth form. On the other hand, it is considerably hardier than wild counterparts. And while it does still have the ability to attack nearby corals, it typically is less aggressive than other galaxea corals. The ORA Metallic Green Galaxea can be placed low in the tank (even on the on the sand), adding interest to the bottom and leaving precious brightly illuminated real estate at the top wide open for light-loving species.
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Size and Care Requirements
- Purchase Size: ~1″ (length)
- Max Size: NA
- Water Parameters: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.2-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
- Color: Metallic green
- Reef-Safe: Yes
- Diet: Zooxanthellate
The Benefits of Farmed Metallic Green Galaxea
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 much more capable of handling shipping/acclimation stress! By purchasing captive-bred galaxea 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 Metallic Green Galaxea 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.