Get FREE Shipping when your order is kept at $199.99 or more after any discount or coupon code. 5 assorted ORA Soft Corals. Specimens are selected based on available inventory. Here is a list of possible specimens: ORA Rhodactis sp. Hairy Mushroom, ORA Rhodactis sp. Elephant Ear Mushroom, ORA Rhodactis sp. Green Skirt Mushroom, ORA Button Polyps Palythoa sp., ORA Zoanthids, ORA Sinularia sp., ORA Cabbage Leather, ORA Long Polyp Leather, ORA Green Polyp Leather, ORA Blushing Cladiella, ORA Kenya Tree, ORA Nepthea, ORA Clove Polyps, ORA Loco Lobo, ORA Pom Pom Xenia, ORA Silver Xenia, ORA Pumping Xenia. The advanced quality control methods used at ORA ensure only problem-free specimens are sold.ORA corals are grown in their greenhouse culture facilities in Florida and the Marshall Islands. They are under shaded sunlight, complemented by 250 Watt, 10,000K double-ended HQI Metal Halide lights. They are fully ready to be acclimated to aquarium light, water and flow conditions.
Aquacultured by ORA.The Toadstool Leather is a very easy to keep species that will grow quite readily in the home aquarium. Their shape is similar to a mushroom or plateau, with an extended stalk and curved crown. Numerous polyps will extend from the crown under the right conditions.Corals are part of a biological group known as Cnidaria. Most Cnidaria have a mouth, or mouths, that opens into one big body cavity. Due to the lack of a true digestive system, this cavity acts in its place and after the food is broken down the nutrients are then sent through the rest of the body as food. There is also no excretory system; therefore the waste is sent back through the mouth or secreted into the surrounding water.Tentacles of varying size will usually surround the mouth of Cnidaria. Most Cnidaria have tentacles with stinging cells that can shoot tiny poison darts into their prey or can even be used as a defense mechanism. Some corals lack tentacles and instead cover themselves with a thin layer of mucus and use that to collect bacteria and plankton as food. Some corals even use both of these methods. Cnidaria can either be an individual animal or members of a complex colony. These "Colony Corals" share the food and nutrients taken in by each individual.Corals have tiny living organisms that actually live in their tissue. These are called zooxanthellae and they are the reason why such strong lighting is needed in the saltwater aquarium. These algae-like creatures provide the coral with oxygen and other nutrients that are produced during photosynthesis. During this process, the zooxanthellae take up carbon dioxide and provide nutrients to the coral.Corals can use two different types of defense mechanisms. One of which is a sweeper tentacle wherein the coral reaches its tentacles out to try to damage another coral with nematocysts. The other is when the coral releases a minute amount of toxin into the water to poison another coral within certain proximity. Most "Hard Corals" should not be placed within reach of another coral.