What is the easiest coral to take care of?

These corals are generally considered easy to care for and don’t require a slew of special additives to thrive in your tank….

  1. Zoanthids.
  2. Sinularia Leather.
  3. Weeping Willow Toadstool.
  4. Xenia.
  5. Green Star Polyps (GSP)

How do you maintain coral?

The Saltwater Series: Keeping Healthy Corals

  1. Keep your levels balanced. Corals require specific water conditions to thrive.
  2. Temperature 76 to 82°F (24.5 to 27.8°C)
  3. Ensure proper aquarium lighting.
  4. Water flow is important.
  5. Consider nutritional requirements.
  6. Water parameters are important.
  7. Research coral aggression.

Is coral hard to take care of?

All corals have four basic needs required to survive — water quality, food, light, and water movement. In general, hard or SPS/LPS corals are not as flexible as their soft coral cousins, making Mushrooms, Zoanthids, Polyps and Leather Corals some of the favorites for both novice and experienced reef-keepers alike.

Which Colour coral is best?

For best results, bright red coral is best. An orangey-red coral of spotless quality works fine too. Silver and gold are ideal. Alternatively, panchdhaatu, platinum or white gold can also be used.

What do I feed my corals?

It’s important to offer a variety of foods to find one or more that your coral will accept. This can include diced small fish, thawed frozen plankton, phytoplankton, krill, pieces of shrimp, squid, or clams. These are also known as octopus foods and many saltwater aquarists believe this simplifies coral feeding.

What corals should I start with?

Top 10 Corals for Beginners

  • Star polyps. Image source: animal-world.com.
  • Leather corals. Image Source: Reefguide.org.
  • Pulsing Xenia Coral. Image source: Animal-world.com.
  • Trumpet coral. Image Source: Animal-world.com.
  • Open brain coral.
  • Toadstool Coral.
  • Zoanthids.
  • Mushroom Corals.

How many hours of light should a reef tank have?

For saltwater reef tanks containing corals, lights should be on for 9-12 hours every day. Corals need light to produce food. An algae in their tissue called Zooxanthellae processes light into energy and without enough light, the coral would die.

Do you have to cycle a coral only tank?

Yes the tank needs to be cycled but I would avoid adding any coral for the first 4 months. I’ve set up a few frag tanks adding corals to the tank after a week or so once cycling finishes. As long as nitrification is able to process the ammonia demands of the tank, there’s really no issue adding corals to it.

How do you maintain healthy corals?

The key to maintaining healthy corals over the long term, be they delicate Acroporids or more hardy sessile invertebrates such as zoanthids, is stability.

Which SPS corals should I Choose?

For those wanting to tip their toe into the waters of trying SPS corals, Montipora are an excellent choice, but keep in mind dipping and quarantine are essential to preventing pest infestation in your main display tank!

Are non photosynthetic soft corals easy to keep?

Non-photosynthetic soft corals such as brilliantly colored Carnation Corals or many of the non-photosynthetic Gorgonians are also commonly available, but are much more difficult to keep because of their constant feeding requirements. Low. They may however be fast growing and can at time overtake nearby corals simply by growing over them Moderate.

Is coral keeping difficult?

Any aquarist will quickly learn that coral keeping is more complicated than the text above suggests, even though I hope it covers the simple basics. I hope though that it serves as a very brief introduction and covers the bare bones, enough to prompt the beginner to look beyond this brief intro and ensure that they look further into the detail.