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Feeding: None - Photosynthetic
Green Velvet is a stocky, short branched coral with a deep metallic green color. Mature colonies grow to have a thick, stout body and irregular, odd branches. The corallites tend to be long and tubular and the polyps remain retracted during the daylight hours giving this coral a smooth appearance. The intense green coloration of the ORA Green Velvet often looks iridescent in the greenhouse sunlight and we find this coloration to be most similar to that of the Red Sea Green acro that we grew in years past. Not a very fast growing coral, but extremely hardy and tolerant of various lighting and flow conditions.