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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 …

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Gorgeous Gonipora: Flower Pot Coral Care Guide

The Goniopora Flower Pot Coral is a spectacularly beautiful and delicate Large Polyp Stony (LPS) coral that used to be thought of as impossible to care for in a home aquarium but is now within reach of aquarium owners with experience caring for moderately difficult species who are willing to …

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Scoly coral care guide

Scoly Coral are popular Large Polyp Stony Corals that are hardy and might be a great choice for some of those moderate-and-lower light parts of the tank–if your budget allows.  The nickname or common name is a shortened version of Scolymia, which is the genus that they belong to, taxonomically. …

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Favia coral care guide

The Favia Coral is a hardy and inexpensive coral that is suitable for beginners and attractive enough and tolerant enough to warrant space in an advanced reef keeper’s tank, too. They are part of the well-known “Brain Coral’ family. Let’s dive a bit deeper into the ins and outs of …

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Pulsing Xenia Coral Care: Xenia Elongata

The pulsing xenia coral is a popular, fast-growing, easy to frag soft corals species. This easy to care for coral gets its name because of the rhythmic pulsing action of the coral polyps that look like a hand opening and closing. This activity, which is relatively uncommon among the sessile invertebrates …