How to Care for Coral: A Beginners Guide ✨

The Easiest Corals for a  First Time Reefkeeper: - Sinularia ("Leather Coral") - Xenia ("Pulsing Coral") - Anthelia ("Polyp Coral") - Zoanthus ("Zoas") - Green Star Polyps ("GSP")

The Easiest Corals for a  First Time Reefkeeper: - Sinularia ("Leather Coral") - Xenia ("Pulsing Coral") - Anthelia ("Polyp Coral") - Zoanthus ("Zoas") - Green Star Polyps ("GSP")

Coral 101 Checklist

Most beginner corals require medium to strong lighting.  Zooanthellae, the algae living inside coral tissue, absorbs light across the full spectrum.

Do you have adequate lighting?

The Easiest Corals for a  First Time Reefkeeper: - Sinularia ("Leather Coral") - Xenia ("Pulsing Coral") - Anthelia ("Polyp Coral") - Zoanthus ("Zoas") - Green Star Polyps ("GSP")

Coral 101 Checklist

Coral does best in tanks with little to no organic waste, aka fish poop. Add a clean up crew of snails, shrimp and other critters to ensure the cleanest water.

Do you have a "clean up crew" of scavengers?

The Easiest Corals for a  First Time Reefkeeper: - Sinularia ("Leather Coral") - Xenia ("Pulsing Coral") - Anthelia ("Polyp Coral") - Zoanthus ("Zoas") - Green Star Polyps ("GSP")

Coral 101 Checklist

Coral does best in established tanks.  If you just started your aquarium a few weeks ago, give the environment time to build up good natural bacteria.

How long has your tank been running for?

The Easiest Corals for a  First Time Reefkeeper: - Sinularia ("Leather Coral") - Xenia ("Pulsing Coral") - Anthelia ("Polyp Coral") - Zoanthus ("Zoas") - Green Star Polyps ("GSP")

Coral 101 Checklist

Before buying coral that was harvested from a reef, join aquarium clubs in your local community to find some homegrown coral to start with.

Shop for coral responsibly.

The Easiest Corals for a  First Time Reefkeeper: - Sinularia ("Leather Coral") - Xenia ("Pulsing Coral") - Anthelia ("Polyp Coral") - Zoanthus ("Zoas") - Green Star Polyps ("GSP")

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