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SPS Lovers Rejoice; ORA releases Pink Stylophora to the masses

By Johnathan Carvallo - Posted Apr 16, 2012 09:00 AM
Oceans Reefs and Aquariums (ORA) is known for providing a wide variety aquacultured fish/corals to hobbyists across the United States. We're pleased to announce the release of the Pink Stylophora, an exiting addition sure to please SPS lovers.
SPS Lovers Rejoice; ORA releases Pink Stylophora to the masses

ORA's new Pink Stylophora

We're pleased to announce the release of a coral from ORA (Oceans, Reefs and Aquariums), the Pink Stylophora. As an SPS coral lover myself, I can honestly say that coming by a healthy and colorful pink "Stylo" frag isn't always easy to find. Based on my own experiences, a majority of these Stylophora colonies imported from the wild typically bleach (or worse) and don't fare well in captivity... especially in anything but the most well-conditioned aquariums.

While perusing the booths at MACNA in Des Moines, I couldn't help but notice the bright pink Stylo frag well hidden in a bed of Acropora in the ORA cylinder tank. Unfortunately for me, this coral wasn't for sale but I knew a day would come where I'd be able to get my hands on one. After an eight year hiatus of offering this coral, Dustin Dorton and his team have let loose and are now offering the Pink Stylophora to the masses. Unlike it's Green and Purple predecessors, this Stylo has a very tight growth pattern with small, abundant polyps. In order to maintain the the bright coloration, ORA recommends medium to high light (with proper acclimation, of course).

It's very refreshing to see corals like this one aquacultured in captivity where they can be enjoyed by SPS lovers everywhere without damaging the natural reef. Keep an eye out for the Pink Stylophora coming soon to your favorite local fish store (and online coral retailer) and be sure to share your thoughts on the release of this beautiful new coral from ORA below.

Author: Johnathan Carvallo
Location: Northeast

Johnathan is a proud marine hobbyist who spent many years working in a local fish store while managing an online coral site. He enjoys all facets of the marine aquarium industry, but especially loves the technological side and is constantly working on improving and advancing it. He currently maintains a 34 gallon nano aquarium as as well as a coral propagation system. Jon is currently an employee at EcoTech Marine, owner of the up and coming and a staff blogger here at Advanced Aquarist.


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