ORA Kelly Green Psammocora
Psammocora is a genus of attractive and somewhat unusual branching corals. They are sometimes referred to as “sandpaper corals” due to the rough, grainy texture observed when their polyps are not extended. The ORA Kelly Green Psammocora features a very intense green color and a rich velvety appearance when the polyps are fully extended. Actually, it is very green and is one of the greenest SPS corals available! A bit different from other SPS corals in growth form, it encrusts the rock surface well before eventually forming thick, irregular vertical branches over its surface. It is also quite adaptable for an SPS coral; most notably, it tolerates a wide variety of lighting. Most agree that it is most attractive under bluer lighting. However, stronger water flow is best as it helps to sweep detritus from the colony’s irregular surface; the ORA Kelly Green Psammocora thrives in any tank placement under low-high light intensity and 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: Bright green
- Reef-Safe: Yes
- Diet: Zooxanthellate
The Benefits of Farmed ORA Kelly Green Psammocora
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 Psammocora, 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 Kelly Green Psammocora 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.