Saltwater Aquarium Corals for Marine Reef Aquariums: Miami Orchid, Aquacultured®
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Miami Orchid,  Aquacultured ORA®
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Aquacultured
Miami Orchid, Aquacultured ORA® (Acropora sp.)
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Quick Stats

Care Level Moderate
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Purple
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
Origin Aquacultured - ORA®
Family Acroporidae
Lighting Moderate to High
Supplements Calcium, Strontium, Trace Elements
Waterflow Medium to Strong
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Overview

The Miami Orchid is a very fast growing species of Acropora. When its polyps are extended, it is very fuzzy in appearance. The growth tips of this Acropora are purple, or orchid in color.

The Miami Orchid will thrive in a variety of lighting conditions, ranging from power compacts, VHO and T-5, up to the more intense metal halides. Alter their position in the aquarium depending on the lighting, and provide at least 3 watts per gallon using one of the lighting systems mentioned above. For continued good health, it will require the addition of supplemental calcium, strontium, and other trace elements to the water.

It will also benefit from additional food fed weekly in the form of micro-plankton or foods designed for filter feeding invertebrates.

The Miami Orchid frags are mounted to an aragonite plug that can be affixed to live rock anywhere in the aquarium with gel super glue or epoxy.

Approximate Purchase Size: 1" to 1-1/2"

Customer Testimonials

Ian G Belmont , CA
My best growing ORA coral. Overall coral has a purple look to it, but looking at it more closely, purplish-brown base to the branches and orchid tips. Really nice looking staghorn. Takes to fragging really well and frags seem to heal very well.
Brennen S Duluth , MN
I purchased this coral from DFS for about a year now and it is identical to the picture. Purple with blue tips. It is doing well under LED lighting. I am using the radions. One of the best corals in my tank. Not the fastest growing staghorn but it grows well.
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