The ORA® Aquacultured Neon Green Anacropora Coral is a vibrant green variety of Anacropora coral sure to inject exciting visual interest to your reef aquarium landscape. In addition to its exotic coloration, the ORA® Aquacultured Neon Green Anacropora coral demonstrates an interesting shrub-like growth habit with thin, finger-like branches giving it an organic bramble-like appearance once the coral frag establishes itself in your aquarium. For this reason, Anacropora corals are also known as Briar Corals.
Though gaining more attention among coral enthusiasts, Anacropora corals are relatively uncommon in the aquarium hobby making the addition of the ORA® Aquacultured Neon Green Anacropora a fantastic showcase specimen for your mixed reef aquarium. Care should be taken in the placement of the ORA® Aquacultured Neon Green Anacropora as this coral is very fragile. Fortunately, any broken tips will quickly regrow in a few weeks. The broken pieces of living coral fragments can also be cultured and grown into a new colony.
The ideal aquarium setup for the ORA® Aquacultured Neon Green Anacropora Coral is an established reef aquarium with moderate to bright lighting conditions achieved with T-5 fluorescent, powerful LEDs, or the more intense metal halide light fixtures. To maximize the growth rate of your ORA® Aquacultured Neon Green Anacropora Coral, it is imperative to maintain high pH, alkalinity, and calcium levels and to keep phosphate and nitrate levels as close to zero as possible
In addition to moderate to high lighting conditions and high water quality, the ORA® Aquacultured Neon Green Anacropora benefits from medium to strong, intermittent water flow within the aquarium. This is best accomplished with a wavemaker or multiple powerheads. For continued good health, the ORA® Aquacultured Neon Green Anacropora requires the addition of calcium, strontium, iodine, magnesium supplements, as well as trace elements. Keep in mind that under the right conditions, Anacropora corals are exceptionally fast-growing and will most-likely require additional supplementation, especially calcium, to sustain its growth.
The symbiotic algae zooxanthellae hosted within the ORA® Aquacultured Neon Green Anacropora supplies the coral a majority of its nutrition. However, it will benefit from the addition of various types of phyto and zooplankton.
Approximate Purchase Size: 3/4" to 2".