ORA Purple Stylophora
The ORA Purple Stylophora is well known and much loved, not just for its very high rate of growth but also for its beautiful shape. Somewhat thinner and with more open branches than other Stylophora varieties, it has a typically robust stylo form with a little more elegance. The more open structure helps to show off its big fluffy polyps which often exhibit a great deal of extension; this can give it a bushy appearance with a soft surface texture that ripples in stronger water currents. It also has a lot going for it in the color department; this stylo has a nice purply pigmentaion, with darker purple-blue polyps over a lighter tan to pink-purple background. Branch tips are very pale, ranging from white to light cream in color. Since its limited release just over a decade ago, this strain has become favorite among serious SPS reefkeepers! The ORA Purple Stylophora should be kept at a middle-top tank level under medium-high lighting with moderate-strong water flow. An exceptionally hardy and pretty SPS coral!
See below for more information.
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: Purple
- Reef-Safe: Yes
- Diet: Zooxanthellate
The Benefits of Farmed Purple Stylophora
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, harbor fewer pests and are more capable of handling shipping/acclimation stress! By purchasing captive-bred stylos, 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 Purple Stylophora 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.