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Dendrophylliidae Corals

by Kristin Fehr
Topic: Corals & Coral Care
Dendrophylliidae corals are some of the most popular and widely recognized LPS (large-polyped stony) corals for the marine hobbyist. Although all stony corals (and even some soft corals) are hermatypic, Dendrophylliidae corals are actually considered to occupy a range of corals which may be reef-bu...

Published: Wednesday 08 May, 2013

Faviidae Corals

by Kristin Fehr
Topic: Corals & Coral Care
Faviidae corals are typically called faviids. These LPS (large polyped stony) corals are rather popular for aquarium hobbyists and have the second largest number of species per family (compare to Acroporidae). All faviids contain zooxanthellae and are considered to be reef building (hermatypic). ...

Published: Wednesday 08 May, 2013

Identifying Zoanthus, Palythoa, and Protopalythoa

by Kristin Fehr
Topic: Corals & Coral Care
Zoanthids are popular corals for marine aquarists. Not only are they common in importation, but are now frequently seen in the aquaculture industry. Hobbyists like zoanthids because they make hardy beginner corals, but they are attractive enough to appeal to the more sophisticated reef keeper as w...

Published: Saturday 31 March, 2012

Euphyllid Corals

by Kristin Fehr
Topic: Corals & Coral Care
Euphyllidae corals are some of the most beautiful LPS (large-polyped stony) corals for the marine hobbyist. Although all stony corals (and even some soft corals) are hermatypic, Euphyllidae corals are actually considered to occupy a range of corals which may be hermatypic, ahermatypic, symbiotic, a...

Published: Thursday 28 July, 2011

Mushroom Corals

by Kristin Fehr
Topic: Corals & Coral Care
Corallimorpharia corals are typically called mushroom corals. Some hobbyists also call them disc anemones, false corals, elephant ear corals, umbrella corals, and mushroom false corals. These are not to be confused with the stony mushroom corals of Fungiidae or the mushroom leather corals of Sarco...

Published: Thursday 28 July, 2011

Pocilloporidae Corals

by Kristin Fehr
Topic: Corals & Coral Care
Pocilloporidae corals are one of the most popular SPS (small-polyped stony) corals for the marine hobbyist, and are also a large contributor to reef building. Due to their generally hardy nature, they are recommended for beginners in SPS (small polyp stony) corals. Although all stony corals (and e...

Published: Saturday 11 June, 2011

Acroporidae Corals

by Kristin Fehr
Topic: Corals & Coral Care
Acroporidae corals are not only the most popular SPS (small-polyped stony) corals for the marine hobbyist, but they are also the largest contributor to building the coral reefs worldwide. Although all stony corals (and even some soft corals) are hermatypic, Acroporidae corals account for a third of...

Published: Sunday 29 May, 2011

Zoanthid Corals

by Kristin Fehr
Topic: Corals & Coral Care
Zoanthid corals are found in the Subclass Hexacorallia (sometimes referred to as Zoantharia), Order Zanthidea, Suborder Brachycnemina, and Family Zoanthidae. Although the term Zoanthid can be used to describe all of the colonial anemones and button polyps, we are only going to discuss Zoanthidae at...

Published: Friday 29 April, 2011

Pulse Corals

by Kristin Fehr
Topic: Corals & Coral Care
Pulse corals are found in the Subclass Octocorallia, Order Alcyonacea, Suborder Alcyoniina, and Family Xeniidae.The corals found in Xeniidaeare called pulse corals. Like all octocorals, pulse corals have eight tentacles and eight mesentaries on their polyps. They lack the skeletons of the stony cor...

Published: Wednesday 20 April, 2011

Leather Corals

by Kristin Fehr
Topic: Corals & Coral Care
Leather corals are particularly hardy and are ideal for a beginner aquarist. There are some precautions to be taken, however. Be careful not to have fire corals near any soft coral in your aquarium, as the fire coral, Millepora sp., will encrust over the living tissue of the soft coral. Also, som...

Published: Friday 15 April, 2011

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