ORA Releases Two new Corals – Stellar Stylo & ORA Yellow Tip Stag



Oceans, Reefs & Aquariums (ORA) have been growing out beautiful corals and raising captive bred species of fish since 1996.  Within the past month ORA has released a new Stylopora  “ORA Stellar Stylo” and also a new Staghorn Acropora species “ORA Yellow Tip Stag”.

ORA Stellar Stylo

The Stellar Stylo was released about a month ago a couple of years ago but it’s rather unique coloration features a highly variable base coloration. Colors range from pink to intense red with hues of purple, fuchsia and peach while always shimmering with electric blue polyps. Its thick branches grow in a dense cluster, making this an attractive piece for those tight areas among your rock work. ORA originally acquired this Stylophora strain from Julian Sprung, author and owner of Two Little Fishies, back in 2012.  Julian reported that the Stellar Stylo maintained an intense red coloration while growing in his outdoor aquarium.

Basic Care:

  • Placement: Middle – Top
  • Lighting: Medium – High
  • Flow: Moderate – High

ORA Yellow Tip Stag

A stunning branched staghorn species with narrow corallites. Coloration of brilliant violet polyps with creamy yellow growth tips.  The coral is both fast growing and hardy, making it a desirable coral among SPS enthusiasts.  As it grows, the Yellow Tip Stag will encrust with a yellow toned base before shooting new growth outward in every direction. Once the base develops, long electric green branches emerge with golden ends and distinctive purple polyps develop at the tips.

Basic Care:

  • Placement: All Levels
  • Lighting: Medium – High
  • Flow: Moderate – Strong

Both Corals are shipping now.  If you are interested in ORA corals or other livestock, please contact your local or online retailer to see about picking one of these up for your SPS collection.


About Author

Scott Groseclose is the owner of AquaNerd, Aquarium Specialty, Aqua Specialty Wholesale, BioTek Marine, & The Carolina Reef Experience. He has a degree in Biology from St. Andrews University and he has been a passionate reef keeper since 1988.