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ORA® Aquacultured Pectinia Coral (Pectinia sp.)
ORA® Aquacultured Pectinia Coral
Please Note: Due to variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image provided. Approximate size range may also vary between individual specimen.
Please Note: Due to variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image provided. Approximate size range may also vary between individual specimen.
Aquacultured
ORA® Aquacultured Pectinia Coral (Pectinia sp.)

Quick Stats

Care Level Difficult
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Green, Maroon, Purple
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
Lighting Moderate
Supplements Calcium, Strontium, Trace Elements
Waterflow Medium
Placement All
Compatibility View Chart
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Care Level Difficult
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Green, Maroon, Purple
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
Lighting Moderate
Supplements Calcium, Strontium, Trace Elements
Waterflow Medium
Placement All
Compatibility View Chart
What do these Quick Stats mean? Click here for more information

Overview

Live corals are important contributors to the structure of a saltwater reef in nature as well as in reef aquariums. Our Pectinia corals are sourced from ORA® Oceans, Reefs & Aquariums, because they are committed to providing healthy and attractive alternatives to wild caught specimens through aquaculture, so as not to contribute to the world’s declining coral reefs.

Corals in the Pectinia genus have a leafy type of coral growth resembling cabbage or lettuce leaves and are sometimes referred to as lettuce coral or cabbage coral. The center of the coral contains deep valleys and there are sharp points at the edges of their ruffled branches.

Colors and shapes will vary, but these multi-colored corals will add interest to your marine aquarium.

Pectinia corals adapt to a variety of lighting conditions. For example, they can be placed at the top of an aquarium with low-moderate lighting, or at the middle-to-bottom of aquariums with high lighting. Provide a lighting intensity of 2-4 watts per gallon using Compact Fluorescent Lighting, VHO or T-5 Fluorescents. Illuminate the aquarium using a 50/50 mix of daylight and actinic lighting. For larger aquariums, consider using Metal Halides to cut down on bulb replacement costs.

For continued good health, these corals will require the addition of supplemental calcium, strontium, and other trace elements to the water, with medium water flow. Pectinia corals can be cultured and grown into a new colony from living fragments or broken pieces if conditions are ideal.

Approximate purchase size: 1” to 2”

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