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Joe The Coral, Aquacultured ORA®
(Acropora sp.)
Joe The Coral, Aquacultured ORA® Due to variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image provided.
Aquacultured

Quick Stats

Care Level Difficult
Temperament Peaceful
Reef Compatible Yes
Lighting High
Waterflow Strong
Placement All
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
Color Form Blue, Green
Supplements Calcium, Strontium, Trace Elements
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Origin Aquacultured - ORA®
Family Acroporidae
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Overview

The aquacultured Joe the Coral Acropora from ORA® is a slender branching staghorn coral with a bright green base and glowing blue growth tips. Similar to Blue Voodoo, it differs by having a more random growth pattern, less polyp extension and a more brilliant green base coloration. 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. They will also benefit from the addition of foods designed for corals and invertebrates.

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 zooplankton.

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 Joe the 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" - 2"

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