ORA Purple Digitata
These days, the reef aquarium hobby has seen a lot of once-rare coral strains become relatively common through commercial aquaculture; the Purple Montipora digitata is a notable exception to this. In fact, it may actually be slightly harder to find than in days past. This is certainly not on account of its looks or its ease of care; in fact, it is both gorgeous and hardy (indeed fast-growing). It looks nice as a frag as well as a huge, well-established colony. Depending upon its growing conditions, the ORA Purple Digitata is a finger-like SPS coral that features a bright magenta purple background and varying shades of tan polyps. The open, bushy structure of mature colonies provides a hospitable habitat for small, nervous fishes (damselfish, gobies, etc.).
The ORA Purple Montipora may be placed anywhere in the tank so long it receives very bright light 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: Violet to magenta purple with greenish cream to purply tan polyps
- Reef-Safe: Yes
- Diet: Zooxanthellate
The Benefits of Farmed Purple Digitata
Captive-bred livestock offers a huge advantage 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 digis, 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 Digitata 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.