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Elegance coral–Catalaphyllia jardinei

The Elegance Coral, Catalaphyllia jardinei, 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 anemones. There are several different color morphs/varieties available, so if you shop around, you can find the perfect individual specimen for the look you crave.  Let’s dive right in to guide …

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Hammer coral care: placement & feeding of Euphyllia ancora

Are you looking for a great coral that can jazz up your tank without being too difficult to care for? You might be in the market for a hammer coral, Euphyllia ancora. This popular large polyp stony coral species has all the right raw materials to make a great next coral for your tank–they build their own stony coral skeleton, have bold, beautiful, flowing polyps, are photosynthetic, can be fragged relatively easily, and will grow …

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Green Star Polyps Coral Care

Introduction to Green Star Polyps Coral Care Green star polyps are an excellent beginner soft coral and might be the ideal first coral choice because they are: extremely hardy easy to care for tolerant of a range of water conditions fast-growing don’t need a lot of light to grow Let’s dive a bit deeper into what it takes to care for green star polyps in your home aquarium. Table of contents Quick care guide facts Ideal …

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Trumpet coral

The Trumpet Coral is an easy-to-care-for LPS coral, great for beginner and advanced reef tank owners. It is a close cousin to the candy cane coral, and shares a lot of similarities, in terms of care, husbandry, and propagation. Read on to learn what it takes to care for the trumpet coral in a reef tank and recreate its natural habitat. Quick Facts About the Trumpet Coral Scientific Name: Caulastraea curvata or Caulastraea echinulata Common Names: Candy, …

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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 and are touted by many as one of the easiest LPS corals to grow. Acan corals in the ocean Many …

Google Underwater Street View

Do you know what Google Underwater Street View is? Check this out. Would you agree with me that watching corals and saltwater fish is captivating? For me, the reason I set up my first saltwater aquarium was to bring that experience into my home. Did you know you could immerse yourself into 360 degrees of an underwater reef and fish experience right from your phone or computer? It’s called Google Underwater Street View, and it’s one …

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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 desirable Kenya tree corals tend to have a green coloration. In addition to being generally …