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Fire Corals

by Kristin Fehr
Topic: Corals & Coral Care
Millepora sp. arenít really like the other corals at all. They are Cnidarians, cousins of anemones and jellyfish, also stingers. The pain can last from a couple of days to a couple of weeks if you accidentally touch a fire coral. If that wasnít bad enough, fire corals typically have a sharp skele...

Published: Wednesday 13 April, 2011

Maze Brain Coral Care

by Kevin Brown
Topic: Corals & Coral Care
Maze brain coral care and information (Platygra sp.) The Maze Brain coral has a moderate to easy care level but is not as hardy as other brain corals in the Favites and Goniastrea genus. They are more likely to bleach and have tissue loss but once conditions become favorable the tissue can recover t...

Published: Wednesday 12 January, 2011

Xenia: a Great Beginner Coral

by Kevin Brown
Topic: Corals & Coral Care
Common names for Xenia coral are Pulse Coral and Pom Pom coral. It is a fascinating soft coral because of the pulsing polyps and the speed of growth Xenia corals are know. Pulsing is the opening and closing of the polyps which can only close and not retract. This pulsing action adds motion to the aq...

Published: Wednesday 17 November, 2010

Top 10 Beginner Corals

by Kevin Brown
Topic: Corals & Coral Care
Top 10 beginner corals Xenia Ė Common names are pulsing coral and pom pom coral. This is one of my favorite corals due to it pulsing motion, variety of colors, and structures. It is fast growing coral that prefers bright light. Plerogyra sinuosa also know as Bubble coral, Pearl coral, and Grape cora...

Published: Friday 30 April, 2010

Favia Coral Care

by Kevin Brown
Topic: Corals & Coral Care
Favia Corals are a common coral in a lot of reef aquariums and in nature. Some of the species most often found are Favia rosaria, Favia matthaii, Favia lizardensis, Favia stelligera, and many others. The common names for Favia corals include, moon coral, green moon coral, pineapple coral, brain cora...

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Fungiidae Corals

by Kristin Fehr
Topic: Corals & Coral Care
Fungiidae, or Fungiid, corals are some of the most motile and beautiful LPS (large-polyped stony) corals for the marine hobbyist. Although all stony corals (and even some soft corals) are hermatypic, Fungiidae corals are typically considered to be non-reef building. Fungiids are solitary corals. ...

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General Coral Care for the Beginner

by Kevin Brown
Topic: Corals & Coral Care
General Coral Care for the Beginner Setting-up a reef aquarium is exciting and costly. There are many different species of coral with different care needs so it is best to have some basic knowledge about corals before you make your first purchase. It is even more costly to buy a coral that you canít...

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Mussidae Corals

by Kristin Fehr
Topic: Corals & Coral Care
Mussidae, or Mussid, corals are popular LPS (large-polyped stony) corals with aquarists. Most Mussidae corals are colonial, however one genus, two genus, Cynarina and Scolymia, forms solitary polyps. Mussid corals are symbiotic, meaning they contain zooxanthellae and gain a portion of their energy...

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Poritidae Corals

by Kristin Fehr
Topic: Corals & Coral Care
Poritidae corals were once considered to be difficult corals to keep, but advances in the aquarium hobby in the last decade have made these great specimens for reef aquarists. The aquacultured varieties have especially made keeping Poritdae corals much easier due to their more forgiving nature than...

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Why Aquacultured Coral is Better

by Kevin Brown
Topic: Corals & Coral Care
Aquacultured corals are grown in closed systems and not collected from the ocean. The corals are live corals fragmented or grown out from a larger coral or mother colony. If these corals are not already attached, they are then glued to live rock rubble or special plugs made for coral frags or aquacu...

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