ORA Purple Capricornis
Sure, multi-colored corals with crazy patterns can be pretty fantastic–especially up close and by themselves. But oftentimes the colonies that dominate visually when viewing the “whole picture” are those bold monochromatic strains. This is even more the case when that one color is unusually vivid. A perfect example of this is the ORA Purple Capricornis. This lovely Montipora coral forms big leafy plates that grow in spirals. But aside from its elegant shape, it is a real eye-catcher with its fabulously rich and true purple coloration. Nearly the entire colony is solid purple, in fact, with the only variation from its deep purple base being its purplish blue polyps and lavender growth edge. While wild monti caps are typically green, brown or tan in color, more brightly colored strains are favored by aquarists when available. And while some pink and red strains have become somewhat common in the trade, these wholly purple caps remain a true prize.
The ORA Purple Capricornis may be placed anywhere in the tank so long it receives medium-strong lighting and moderate-strong water flow.
See below for more information.
Size and Care Requirements
- Purchase Size: ~1″ (length)
- Water Parameters: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.2-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
- Color: Deep purple base color with purplish blue polyps
- Reef-Safe: Yes
- Diet: Zooxanthellate
The Benefits of Farmed Purple Capricornis
Captive-bred livestock offers huge advantages over wild-caught specimens. Most importantly, it tends to be more disease resistant, harbors fewer pests and is better able to handle shipping/acclimation stress. By purchasing captive-bred Purple caps, you support the aquaculture of marine organisms, helping to make our hobby more sustainable!
100% Alive on Arrival (AoA) Guarantee
We guarantee that every ORA Purple Capricornis 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.