ORA Stuber Stag Acropora
Back in the earliest days of refkeeping, a German hobbyist by the name of Dietrich Steuber discovered–and successfully grew–a small colony of Acropora that hitchhiked on a piece of live rock. Acquired by Julian Sprung, it likely marked the first time that Acropora was successfully kept in American reef tanks. These Stuber Stag frags are direct descendents of those now legendary colonies as well as one of the oldest ORA corals available. It has the long branches typical of many staghorn varieties. However, its corallites are longer and more widely spaced than most other staghorns. Its chocolate brown base and baby blue growth tips impart a classic beauty. As it tends to grow more vertically then horizontally, leave plenty of growing space in the waters above it.
The ORA Stuber Stag Acropora thrives at any tank height under medium-high lighting with moderate-strong water flow.
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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: Golden tan with blue growth tips
- Reef-Safe: Yes
- Diet: Zooxanthellate
The Benefits of Farmed Stuber Stag Acropora
Grown under captive conditions, captive-bred livestock offers several significant advantages over its wild counterparts. It tends to be more disease resistant and harbors fewer pests. It is better capable of handling shipping/acclimation stress and therefore is specially adapted to living in an aquarium. By purchasing captive-bred Stuber Stag 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 Stuber Stag 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.