ORA Pink Polyp Capricornis
With experience in coral keeping and especially with reef tank aquascaping, a hobbyist can learn to appreciate the value of “dull” colors. That is why veteran aquarists in particular might love the ORA Pink Polyp Capricornis. This unique Montipora capricornis has a “drab” olive green base color that very effectively makes every single one of its dark pink polyps pop like crazy. It is a fast growing capricornis strain with a delicate skeleton and rough texture. The plating growth formation more or less remains flat as the colony grows. While its violet pink polyps are its claim to fame, the warm olive green color is also quite nice and develops best under medium light intensity via higher-Kelvin bulbs.
These captive-propagated specimens are unusually hardy; the ORA Pink Polyp cap thrives at any tank height under medium-high lighting in 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: Earthy green with vivid pink polyps
- Reef-Safe: Yes
- Diet: Zooxanthellate
The Benefits of Farmed Pink Polyp Capricornis
Grown under aquarium conditions, captive-bred livestock offers distinct advantages over its wild counterparts. It tends to be more disease resistant and harbors fewer pests. It is also better capable of handling shipping/acclimation stress and therefore is specially adapted to living in an aquarium. By purchasing captive-bred Pink Polyp caps, 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 Pink Polyp Capricornis 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.