ORA Verde Acropora
Most of the corals in a wild reef are of a lush greenish color (if not brownish). So, if you want your reef aquarium to look even remotely natural, you might want to consider keeping the flashier oranges and purples to a judicious minimum and going nuts with the greens. Some reefkeepers who adhere to this mindset can be pretty serious about their shades of green when selecting SPS corals; for these individuals, the ORA Verde (Acropora sp.) is a fantastic choice. In fact, its light fluorescent green colors are so spectacular that the strain is named after them–despite its lovely pinkish purple growth tips (which appear under intense lighting). It grows into compact, bushy colonies. While it strongly resembles the ORA Purple Nana, the ORA Verde Acropora has thinner and shorter branches. It is fairly adaptable, preferring a middle-top placement, medium-high lighting and moderate-strong water flow (just be sure that light and flow find their way between those dense branches!). The Verde acro fluoresces brightly under actinic lighting, creating an impressive visual display during the morning and evening light phases!
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: Multishades of green, often with pink-lavender tips
- Reef-Safe: Yes
- Diet: Zooxanthellate
The Benefits of Farmed Verde Acropora
Captive-bred livestock offers a huge advantage over wild specimens. Because it’s cultured in captivity, it’s better adapted to living in an aquarium, tends to be more disease resistant and harbors fewer pests. It’s also better able to handle shipping/acclimation stress! By purchasing captive-bred Verde 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 Verde 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.