The ORA® Aquacultured Bird of Paradise coral is the most attractive strain of Seriatopora ORA® cultures. This eye-catching coral boasts an electric green base with metallic purple polyps. At times these beautiful polyps are so extended we are only able to see a hint of the green base. Just by slightly increasing the flow, these polyps can retract just enough to allow the green base to stand out while still maintaining a healthy specimen. This is a relatively fast growing species, and because of its delicate branches, care should be taken in the placement of the coral in order to protect it from damage.
The ORA® Aquacultured Bird of Paradise coral will thrive under higher Kelvin lighting. Birdsnest Corals satisfy the majority of their nutritional requirements by means of photosynthetic, symbiotic zooxanthellae algae hosted within its body. While it may not require additional food to maintain its health in the reef aquarium, the ORA® Aquacultured Bird of Paradise coral will feed on micro-plankton or foods designed for filter-feeding invertebrates.
The ORA® Aquacultured Bird of Paradise Birdsnest 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"