Corals | Hard Corals | Soft Corals | SPS Corals | LPS Corals | Zoanthds | Palythoas
Decorating your aquarium is much like buying furniture for your home. It is exciting and can require thought and planning. Whether your desire is to have a tank with soft corals such as zoanthids or palythoas or an aquarium filled predominately with SPS (small polyp stonies), Reefs2Go is proud to offer a healthy, thriving, immense selection of saltwater coral at the best price.
Some people think that without proper lighting they are unable to have any coral in their aquarium; that is a saltwater myth. Proper understanding of a corals needs and placement in the wild will allow ou to uncover the varieties of corals which will thrive in a low light environment.
Use our easy navigation above to choose between hard corals, soft corals, or a little of both!
What are Corals?
Corals, whether Hard Corals or Soft Corals, are beautiful structures that support thousands of the sea's organisms. In fact corals themselves are alive, and it is estimated that 25% of all marine life are supported by them! Technically, corals are made of tiny animals called coral polyps and the skeletons they leave behind when they die. Corals are usually classified as either hard corals or soft corals.
Hard Corals usually grow in large colonies and make up coral reefs. They create skeletons out of limestone, which eventually becomes the rocky structure most of us are familiar with. Hard corals survive on tiny algae, and sometime small fish like plankton. When people talk about "coral," they are usually talking about hard corals.
Soft Corals often seem like plants or trees. These interesting corals don't have stone-like skeletons, they have woody cores and fleshy rinds for protection. They are non-reef-building corals and don't necessarily need algae to survive. They're naturally found in a variety of climates, both tropical and cooler regions.
Tips about Corals
>Many types of corals can sting! The living polyps can use tentacles to sting, usually to catch very small sea life.
>If you've never owned corals before, try starting with Mushroom Corals (Soft Corals)
>Make sure you have excellent water quality and decent lighting
>If you have any questions, we are happy to help!
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