Nephthea spp. are shallow-water, photosynthetic soft corals that physically resemble ceratin well-known nonphotosynthetic cousins. and highly branched. Its small polyps are arranged in on the terminal branches only; polyps are not . It is generally muted in coloration with whitish, greyish or brownish colonies. The ORA Nephthea is a highly branched strain with a tan coloration very fine polyps.
This adaptable coral might look great and flourish anywhere in the tank, included mounted on the side of the reef structure near the bottom. It is in fact so hardy and forgiving that it is ideal for a new aquarist or for an early addition to a new system. However, it very much appreciates chaotic currents. Specifically, the ORA Nephthea can be placed at all tank heights under low-high light levels and moderate water flow.
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ORA Nephthea Size and Care Requirements
- Purchase Size: ~1″ (width)
- Max Size: NA
- Water Parameters: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.2-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
- Color: Tan
- Reef-Safe: Yes, with caution (watch for chemical competition with other corals)
- Diet: Zooxanthellate
The Benefits of Farmed ORA Nephthea
Grown under captive conditions, captive-bred livestock offers several significant advantages over its wild counterparts. It tends to be more disease resistant and harbors fewer pests. It is better capable of handling shipping/acclimation stress and therefore is specially adapted to living in an aquarium. By purchasing captive-bred Nephthea, 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 Nephthea we sell will be Alive On Arrival and in good health. Should it arrive in any other state, we’ll replace it free of charge (including shipping)! In cases where 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.