ORA Purple Plasma Acropora
The Purple Plasma strain of acro (Acropora horrida) from ORA (originating from the Great Barrier Reef) is an extraordinarily elegant and colorful SPS coral. It features a characteristic staghorn colony shape with relatively thin, meandering branches. Its rich purple background color contrasts nicely with its yellowish green corallites and polyps. New growth appears as white to baby blue. Its polyps tend to be remain fully extended, giving it that highly desired “fuzzy” look. It is known to be a hardy variety that heals easily and therefore is a candidate for novice coral fraggers. This coral appreciates and readily accepts regular offerings of high-quality supplemental coral foods.
The ORA Purple Plasma Acropora prefers a middle-upper tank placement with medium-high light intensity and 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: Rich earthy purple base with yellow to green polyps
- Reef-Safe: Yes
- Diet: Zooxanthellate
The Benefits of Farmed Purple Plasma Acropora
Captive-bred livestock offers a huge advantage over its wild-caught counterparts. As 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 Purple Plasma corals, 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 Purple Plasma 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.