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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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Frogspawn Coral: How to care for Euphyllia divisa in saltwater aquarium

Frogspawn coral care The Frogspawn coral, Euphyllia divisa, is an LPS coral relative of the hammer coral and torch coral. The frogspawn is very similar,in appearance, to the hammer coral, except that the polyps are branched with round lobes, as can be seen in the images on this page. Frogspawn corals are generally hardy and are a good addition to most …

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Candy Cane Coral: Caulastrea furcata, a great beginner LPS coral species

The Candy Cane Coral: (Caulastrea furcata) The candy cane coral is a LPS coral (stands for large polyp stony coral) species that is great for beginner and intermediate reef tanks. While some LPS corals, like the Torch Coral are aggressive and have large, stinging sweeper tentacles, this attractive coral species is mild mannered and has very short sweeper tentacles, by comparison, …

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LPS Coral

What is an LPS Coral? LPS coral is the name given to the group of coral species that have a stony skeleton, made from calcium carbonate, and large fleshy polyps. Many of the popular LPS coral species look a bit like a cross between a small polyp stony coral and a soft coral. The most commonly available LPS coral species are: Hammer Corals Torch Frogspawn …

Sweeper Tentacle Epiphany

I’m not sure how you feel about it, but whenever I imagine the ‘ideal’ reef aquarium, I conjure a vision in my mind of a bountiful, reef tank chock full of corals. The hypothetical aquarium is an aquatic cornucopia with SPS, LPS, leather coral, mushrooms and more all living together, filling nearly every square inch of rock work, cascading in …