ORA Hyacinth Birdsnest
One cool thing about corals is the huge variety of growth forms that they exhibit. Aquarists generally try to smartly mix colony shapes–often right next to each other–to eccentuate these stark differences. One shape that looks great next to a big, broad plating form is a slender branching form. Nothing is more slender and branchier than a birdsnest coral! And one of the most elegant of them all is the ORA Hyacinth Birdsnest. Its long, thin branches have slightly rough texture. Branches intertwine in seemingly random directions as the colony grows. Like many birdsnest corals, it is known for its fast growth. It does however have quite fragile branches, and so prudent placement helps to ensure that it is not constantly getting broken. Thankfully, most of the broken pieces will easily survive attachment to a frag plug or the hardscape. This amazing Seriatopora features a pale peachy pink base color with dark purply blue polyps and white growth tips. Its pink coloration may become darker with age. The ORA Hyacinth Birdsnest is best placed at bottom-middle tank height with medium-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: Pink with blue tips
- Reef-Safe: Yes
- Diet: Zooxanthellate
The Benefits of Farmed Hyacinth Birdsnest
Because they are cultured in under aquarium conditions, captive-bred corals offer several advantages over wild-caught specimens. They tend to be more disease resistant and harbors fewer pests. And, they are 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 Hyacinth 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.