ORA Laura’s Purple Polyp Acropora
We all love those “chunky” acro strains! And the ORA Laura’s Purple Polyp Acropora is certainly one of the best. Originally acquired in 2011 as an Australian Purple Polyp Nasuta and further developed by ORA, it has proven to be hardy and fast-growing in addition to being unusually handsome. Its deep, bright coloration resembles that of some of the most desirable coral varieties in the reef aquarium trade! Compact and highly branched, this coral exhibits a remarkable emerald green base coloration that fades to teal into the branches. True to its strain name, the polyps bear vivid purplish pigmentation. Optimal coloration is obtained with the use of higher kelvin, high-intensity lighting; however, it is necessary to slowly acclimate each specimen to intense lighting to minimize stress and prevent the loss of its splendid green color. In addition to medium-high lighting, this strain appreciates moderate-high water flow. It should be placed in a middle or top level in the tank.
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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: Emerald green base, fades to teal at tips; purple polyps
- Reef-Safe: Yes
- Diet: Zooxanthellate
The Benefits of Farmed Laura’s Purple Polyp Acropora
Captive-bred corals always offer huge advantages over wild specimens. Because they are cultured in captivity, they are better adapted to living in an aquarium, tends to be more disease resistant and harbors fewer pests. They are also better capable of handling shipping/acclimation stress! By purchasing captive-bred Laura’s Purple Polyp acros, you support the aquaculture of marine livestock and help to make our hobby more sustainable.
100% Alive on Arrival (AoA) Guarantee
We guarantee that every ORA Purple Polyp acro 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.