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Large Polyp Stony Hard Corals (LPS) and Small Polyp Stony Hard Corals (SPS)

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Austraillan Lobophyllia (Lobophyllia sp) -Orange Green
$19.99
Australian Dendrophyllia
$4.99
Australian Elegance Coral (Catalaphyllia jardeni)
$76.98
Australian Elegance Coral - Large (Catalaphyllia jardeni)
$175.98
Australian Lord Acan - 1 head (Acanthastrea lordhowensis) - Aquacultured
$9.99
Australian Lord Acan - Devils Eye - 1 Head Acanthastrea lordhowensis
$9.99
Australian Lord Acan Orange Blue- 1 head (Acanthastrea lordhowensis) - Aquacultured
$9.99
Australian Lord Acan Pink Rainbow- 1 head (Acanthastrea lordhowensis) - Aquacultured
$19.99
Australian Lord Acan Purple Green- 1 head - (Acanthastrea lordhowensis) - Aquacultured
$6.99
Australian Lord Acan Red- 1 head (Acanthastrea lordhowensis) - Aquacultured
$9.99
Australlian Hurricane Lobo - small
$9.99
Blastomussa Merletti Coral (Blastomussa Merletti)
$109.98
Blastomussa Merletti Coral (Blastomussa Merletti)
$32.98
Crater Coral
$9.99
Frogspawn Coral (Euphyllia paradivisa)
$9.99
Green / Blue Favites Coral
$29.99
Green Alveopora Coral - Branching (Alveopora sp)
$9.99
Green Candy Cane Coral (Caulastrea furcata)
$2.99
Green FlowerPot Coral (Goniopora sp.)
$54.98
Green Galexea Coral
$9.99

Hard Corals consist of two types: SPS and LPS. SPS stands for Small Polyp Stonies and LPS stands for Large Polyp Stonies.

  • Small stony polyps are corals like acropora species.

  • Large Polyp Stonies are chalices, lobophyllia, trachaphyllia, etc.

I like to think of mouth size when thinking about this classification. SPS corals are filter feeders, using hair like fingers to catch small microscopic food sources such as phytoplankton &/or zooplankton.

LPS corals have much larger mouths and numerous visible sticky fingers which can catch and move food toward the oral cavity.