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Elegance coral–Catalaphyllia jardinei

Elegance Coral Care Guide Introduction The Elegance Coral, Catalaphyllia jardinei, also known as the Ridge Coral, Wonder Coral or Elegant Coral, is an awesome LPS coral for the mixed reef tank. This elegant coral is an anemone look-alike and has long, flowing tentacles, although it is more closely related to the frogspawn, torch and hammer corals than it is to …

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Acan Coral Care Guide

Acanthastrea corals, commonly known as the Acan Coral or Acan Lords, are Large Polyp Stony corals, and one of the most beautifully colored soft coral species. They come in various shades of purple, red, green, blue, orange, brown, rust or pale tan to pale grey. The family includes many species, which have a lot of different names. Acan corals in the ocean …

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Sun coral: How to care for and keep Tubastraea

Sun Corals The Sun Corals, Tubastraea species (Tubastraea sp.), are large polyp stony corals (LPS coral) that are moderately difficult to care for, but quite popular in the hobby. If you take one look at these corals, you totally get why they are called sun corals. The polyps are round, fleshy and bright yell0w and orange and look a bit …

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Torch coral: A large polyp stony (LPS) beginner coral

The Torch coral, Euphylia glabrescens, is a large polyp stony coral that originates from the Indo-pacific reef regions. This LPS coral species (the torch coral), has long, flowing fleshy polyps that extend from a calcified (stony) base. In a moderate water flow, these corals look a bit like a torch, which is where they get their common name. Torch coral …

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Kenya Tree Coral Care

Kenya Tree Coral Care Guide The Kenya Tree coral, Capnella sp., is a hardy soft coral species that is tolerant of a range of living conditions, which makes it great for beginner aquarists. In terms of color, this rapidly growing soft corals species is somewhat drab and is generally available as a brown/pink frag or colony. The more rare and …

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The Full Monty: Montipora Corals

Introduction If you are looking for a great beginner SPS coral, you should give serious consideration to the corals in the genus Monitpora, affectionately called “Monties” by those who care for them. Montipora corals are beautiful and easy to keep corals as long as you keep your water parameters in the right range. Montipora corals come in a wide range of …

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Zoanthid Coral Care Guide

Zoanthid coral, affectionately called zoas by aquarium hobbyists in online forums (I guess because zoanthid coral is too long to type) are an extremely popular type of coral kept in reef tanks. Why? Because they are relatively easy to grow and maintain AND They are available in amazing, brilliant, fluorescent colors. They are hardy and will grow well in most reef tanks, …