ORA Borealis Acropora
For those reefkeepers who love a thick, tightly clustered branching acro, the ORA Borealis is a sure winner. This beauty features a rich, cactus green base color with baby blue tips. Oh, and what else makes this strain truly outstanding? Crazy polyp extension (particularly when kept in strong water currents)! Grown under certain flow patterns, it develops into an extremely tight bunch of robust branches.
While similar to the Blue Voodoo strain, the Borealis Acropora is unique in its markedly shorter, more compact branches in addition to its brighter green polyps and lighter blue tips. A great choice for cramped grow areas such as the far edges of the hardscape nearest the glass or water surface!
Its best placement is in the middle-top tank height under medium-high lighting with moderate-strong water flow.
See below for more information.
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: Earthy green to pale blue with bright green polyps
- Reef-Safe: Yes
- Diet: Zooxanthellate
The Benefits of Farmed Borealis Acropora
Captive-bred livestock offers significant advantages over wild specimens. Because it is cultured under captive conditions, it is specially adapted to living in an aquarium. It tends to be more disease resistant and harbors fewer pests. It also is better capable of handling shipping/acclimation stress! By purchasing captive-bred Borealis acros, 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 Borealis Acropora 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.