ORA Green Birdsnest
This extremely distinctive coral’s trade name hardly does it real justice. Its colors are unforgettable; they are somewhat variable, but are generally expressed as bright emerald green polyps that pop over an earthy tan-olive base color. The base may darken to an almost black color, making the polyps stand out even more. To say that this strain fluoresces well under higher Kelvin bulbs is an understatement; many describe it glowing. It is said to “hold its color” well. And fabulous coloration isn’t the only attribute that makes this one of the most popular birdsnest corals ever; it is also extraordinarily hardy. It exhibits fast growth under a variety of conditions (even lower light levels). Even it cases where it may be subjected to stress or physical damage, it typically recovers in short time. The ORA Green Birdsnest is best placed at bottom-middle tank height with low-high light levels 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: Yellow-green to dark golden brown base, green polyps
- Reef-Safe: Yes
- Diet: Zooxanthellate
The Benefits of Farmed Green Birdsnest
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 more capable of handling 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 Green Birdsnest coral 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.