Alyssa's Seahorse Savvy

NEW Vargas Cespitularia Coral-ORA Aquacultured

Sale price Price $59.99 Regular price $59.99

 This is for a single ORA Aquacultured Vargas Cespitularia soft coral

Size: ~1.5-3+ inches when open

Lighting: low to high light

Water flow: moderate to higher water flow

This fast growing Cespitularia was brought to ORA by Tony Vargas and has been growing in their greenhouse for several years. The stalks exhibit an iridescent indigo coloration while the delicate polyps typically appear a light gold color. This is the hardiest variety of Cespitularia we’ve seen and it will thrive in a variety of aquarium conditions. The Vargas Cespitularia colony spreads across substrate by sending out a stolon and stalks remain interconnected by a thin strand of tissue, this “runner” appearance is unique. They is a really cool coral and hardy. It is also a less common coral.

It is important to give corals their own space in the aquarium. We recommend giving them at least 2-3+ inches of their own space so they do not sting or irritate other corals. This will also give them room to grow in the aquarium.

This coral variety is peaceful and considered safe with our larger species (not Dwarf seahorses) of seahorses. 

Like our captive bred seahorses, we recommend using RODI water when mixing your saltwater. Corals can be sensitive to improper water quality. We recommend the same water parameters we do for our captive bred seahorses and fish.

Find water parameter chart here:

Please note: Coral color and appearance varies. Differences in light, glass, water parameters, and many other factors can influence how a coral appears so it may appear different in your aquarium. Many coral species will "close up" during shipping and can take a day or up to a week or more to open. This is normal and expected when you receive them. 

If you have any questions please reach out to us. We are happy to help. Email: Phone: 410-618-3604.