The aquacultured Plum Crazy acropora from ORA® is a deep purple or plum colored Acropora with relatively short branches. Colonies grow in pillow-like or corymbose form. When growing under intense lighting, new growth is a dazzling light purple and corallites appear to be highlighted with a light blue edge. Many of the brightly-colored Acroporas will even fluoresce under actinic lighting giving your aquarium a stunning look during sunrise and sunset simulations.
They will thrive in a variety of lighting conditions, ranging from power compacts, T-5s, powerful LEDs and up to the more intense metal halides. The ORA aquacultured corals satisfy the majority of their nutritional requirements by means of photosynthetic, symbiotic zooxanthellae algae hosted within its body.
Along with lighting and water quality, Acropora corals prefer strong, intermittent water flow within the aquarium. This is best accomplished with a wavemaker and multiple powerheads. Acropora corals receive a majority of their nutritional requirements from photosynthesis, but will benefit from the addition of foods designed for corals and invertebrates.
To maximize their growth rate, it is imperative to maintain a high pH, alkalinity and calcium levels, and to keep phosphate and nitrate levels as close to zero as possible. If conditions are ideal, these corals can also be cultured and grown into a new colony from living fragments or broken pieces.
The ORA Aquacultured Plum Crazy Acropora coral is attached to a plastic plug and can be easily placed in holes or between the rockwork of the reef aquarium.
Approximate Purchase Size: 1" to 2"