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ORA announces the ORA Shortcake Acropora

By Leonard Ho - Posted Jan 03, 2014 05:50 PM
ORA has announced their version of the "Shortcake" Acropora. The single photo ORA released shows a greenish yellow base with really long radial corallites with red tips and polyps. it doesn't quite look like the classic Strawberry Shortcake (Acropora microclados) though it very well could be.
ORA announces the ORA Shortcake Acropora

The ORA Shortcake Acropora

ORA describes their new Acropora frag:

Description: The ORA Shortcake is an impressive Acropora with luminous white and green branches accented by pink and red corallites and polyps. The base is dark red with matching red corallites and polyps.  We have found the ORA Shortcake to be highly adaptable in regards to lighting and flow conditions, but best color is achieved under moderate lighting.  The ORA Shortcake grows slower than most of the other Acropora corals we grow but it has proven to be very hardy through the years it has taken us to bring it to market.  We acquired this specimen as a wild Australian colony from way back in 2009 making it one of the very few ORA corals that was not originally started from captive grown fragments.

Much like our Mind Trick Montipora, the name of this familiar coral was truncated to avoid trademark infringement.

Frags will be approximately 1.25 inches and will come attached to a black ORA plug.

Placement: Middle – Top

Lighting: Medium – High

Flow: Moderate – Strong

Author: Leonard Ho
Location: Southern California

I'm a passionate aquarist of over 30 years, a coral reef lover, and the blog editor for Advanced Aquarist. While aquarium gadgets interest me, it's really livestock (especially fish), artistry of aquariums, and "method behind the madness" processes that captivate my attention.


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