ORA Mint Pavona
Sure, it’s pretty hard to imagine keeping an SPS reef tank without the “sticks.” But there are other growth forms that can be quite attractive and also serve to beautifully contrast with the more branchy forms like staghorns. Pavona corals (Pavona spp.) are a great example of this. These corals have a flattened, upright, almost leaf-like form that can be rather graceful. The ORA Mint Pavona (P. frondifera) is an especially nice-looking example of the genus. It differs from the more common “cactus” pavona corals in that it is even thinner and more foliose. It overall has a much more delicate growth form and grows in a very compact colony; this deep mint green strain can look a bit like a head of lettuce! Many find that this minty green coloration is most intense under actinic lighting. Originally obtained from Julian Sprung years ago, ORA has made it available to home aquarists everywhere through limited commercial production. The ORA Mint Pavona prefers bottom-middle tank placement, low-medium light levels and moderate 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: Mint green
- Reef-Safe: Yes
- Diet: Zooxanthellate
The Benefits of Farmed Mint Pavona
Because they are cultured in under aquarium conditions, captive-bred corals offer significant advantages over wild-caught specimens. They tend to be more disease resistant, harbor fewer pests and are much more capable of handling shipping/acclimation stress! By purchasing captive-bred pavona corals, 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 Mint Pavona 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.