ORA Gecko Green Acropora
Some of the most visually dramatic acros are those staghorn varieties that grow in an apparently wild, chaotic manner. The ORA Gecko Green Acro is one such Acropora strain. It develops into a highly twisted and irregularly spaced form. The corallites are big and conspicuous. True to its name, it bears a coloration that is dark green at the base and light yellow-green over the branches. The sometimes rusty color of the polyps add some nice little highlights over the varying shades of glow-stick green.
While the Gecko Green Acropora strongly resembles the ORA Green Velvet strain, it is notably different in that it has differently colored polyps, more prominent corallites and a slightly thinner appearance. Lower light levels seem to tease out the most color from this strain. It also a nice choice for filling in lower levels of large reef tanks where light intensity would be too low for most other acros. That being said, with its highly random growth form, it stands out in any part of any reef tank!
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: Various shades of bright green, often with reddish polyps
- Reef-Safe: Yes
- Diet: Zooxanthellate
The Benefits of Farmed Gecko Green Acropora
Captive-bred livestock offers a huge advantage over wild-caught specimens. Because it is cultured in captivity, it is better adapted to living in an aquarium, tends to be more disease resistant and harbors fewer pests. It is also better able to handle shipping/acclimation stress! By purchasing captive-bred ORA Gecko Green Acropora, 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 Gecko Green Acropora 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.