ORA Green Velvet Acropora
The beauty and uniqueness of some Acropora varieties is subtle and therefore more apparent to true, experienced coral connoisseurs. The Green Velvet strain from ORA is a great example of this. It has a study growth form, with mature colonies growing short, thick, stocky branches. Its corallites tend to be long, heavy and tubular. Its polyps remain retracted during the daylight hours which give it a smooth appearance. Its rich metallic green color is a nice match to its dense, tight-fisted form. This intense green coloration can appear iridescent in some lighting, somewhat resembling that of ORA’s celebrated Red Sea Green acro. Even better, it is generally quite hardy and tolerates a wide variety of flow and lighting conditions.
A highly adaptable strain, it may be placed at any tank height under low-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: Deep metallic green
- Reef-Safe: Yes
- Diet: Zooxanthellate
The Benefits of Farmed Green Velvet Acropora
Grown under captive conditions, captive-bred livestock offers several significant advantages over wild specimens. It tends to be more disease resistant, harbors fewer pests and is better capable of handling shipping/acclimation stress and therefore is specially adapted to living in an aquarium. By purchasing captive-bred Green Velvet 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 Green Velvet 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.