ORA Bird of Paradise
The Bird of Paradise is a favorite strain of Seriatopora coral at ORA. It is more or less two-toned, with a bright yellow-bright green base and mauve polyps. Its branch tips are a bit fatter and more blunt than other members of its genus. This strain has unusually large and dense polyps that jiggle in strong currents; in fact, when they are fully extended, you might not even see the green base beneath them. One might slightly increase the water flow rate in order to encourage retraction of the polyps (in order to expose the electric green base a little). Some report that its polyps are larger in high-nutrient conditions. It exhibits the color under higher Kelvin lighting. The ORA Bird of Paradise is rather adaptable; it tolerates a bottom-middle tank placement, medium-high light levels 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: Green base, purple polyps
- Reef-Safe: Yes
- Diet: Zooxanthellate
The Benefits of Farmed Bird of Paradise
Because it is cultured in under aquarium conditions, captive-bred livestock offers many advantages over wild-caught specimens. It tends to be more disease resistant and harbors fewer pests. It more often accepts prepared aquarium diets. And, it is also better able to handle shipping/acclimation stress! By purchasing captive-bred Seriatopora, 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 Bird of Paradise coral 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). If the total livestock loss is less than $40, we’ll issue store credit. For more information, please also visit our 100% Alive On Arrival Guarantee page.