ORA Hawkins Echinata Acropora
With origins from a German hobbyist and named after an ORA coral facility manager (Robert Hawkins), the ORA Hawkins Echinata acro is a classic with an interesting history. Even despite its gorgeous coloration, this old-school deep water Acropora is revered for its short, delicate, tubular branches that resemble a spikey or thorny bush. It features a warm, silky teal to turquoise to aquamarine color that never fails to impress. Its tips turn bright blue-purple in color when under extremely bright lighting. What’s more, it’s famous for its fast growth under optimal conditions. It just gets better and better as the colony grows in size! Note: Due to its minimal slime coat, it is more prone to drying out when out of the water and is also more sensitive to iodine-based dips.
It is best placed at mid-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: Various shades of turquoise and purple
- Reef-Safe: Yes
- Diet: Zooxanthellate
The Benefits of Farmed Hawkins Echinata Acropora
Grown under captive conditions, captive-bred livestock offers several distinct 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 Hawkins Echinata 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 Hawkins Echinata Acropora 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)! 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.