This Pearlberry acroporas are some sober and elegant corals. With the shape of a deep dish and soft colors might seem one more coral in the aquarium; it is not a coral that catches your eye at first glance, but you just have to stop and stare at it for a few seconds to realize it's special.
With round and well shaped corallites, tidy and sufficiently separated conveys a touch of elegance; Greenish pearl tissue (hence its name) with darker polyps, Tips in shades of lavender and a high and open dish-shaped pattern of growth with separate branches.
A coveted acropora.
The history of the Pearlberry is quite particular. In the year 2007, ORA Farm starts selling the first specimens of a selection of acropora Desalwii from Australia, that was called ORA Pearlberry. The public soon discovered and appreciated this beautiful specimen and it didn't take long until demand overcame the few available pieces.
It is known as ORA Pearlberry, but perhaps it would be more correct to call it Rigley's Pearlberry. The main difference with the acropora Desalwii imported from Australia and Indonesia lies in the colour of the less illuminated tissue: in the wild specimens it is light green, while in the Pearlberry it has a grey/bluish hue similar to a pearl.
One of the fastest.
This Desalwii is a fast growing acropora. Possibly one of the fastest among the table shaped ones.
They like to sit on the most bright areas of the reef and render thanks with beautiful colors and pearly hues that have made them so popular. If they don't get enough light, green colour will be more intense and barely develop lavender or violet tips.