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Torch coral: A large polyp stony (LPS) beginner coral

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The Torch coral, Euphylia glabrescens, is a large polyp stony coral that originates from the Indo-pacific reef regions. This LPS coral species (the torch coral), has long, flowing fleshy polyps that extend from a calcified (stony) base. In a moderate water flow, these corals look a bit like a torch, …

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Kenya Tree Coral Care

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Kenya Tree Coral Care Guide The Kenya Tree coral, Capnella sp., is a hardy soft coral species that is tolerant of a range of living conditions, which makes it great for beginner aquarists. In terms of color, this rapidly growing soft corals species is somewhat drab and is generally available …

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Duncan coral: Duncanopsammia axifuga

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The Duncan coral, duncanopsammia axifuga, has large, fleshy polyps and looks a little bit like a zoanthid or other button polyp species, but it is really a large polyp stony (LPS) coral. Duncan corals are sometimes also called whisker coral or daisy coral. Like all LPS corals, duncans have a …

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LPS Coral

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What is an LPS Coral? LPS coral is the name given to the group of coral species that have a stony skeleton, made from calcium carbonate, and large fleshy polyps. Many of the popular LPS coral species look a bit like a cross between a small polyp stony coral and a soft coral. The most …

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Cabbage Leather Coral

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Introduction to caring for the Cabbage Leather Coral The cabbage leather coral is a hardy soft coral that makes an excellent beginner coral species and gets its common name because it grows on short stalks, close to the rock, with large fleshy lobes that are shaped somewhat like the leaves of a …

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Green Star Polyps Coral Care

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Introduction to Green Star Polyps Coral Care Green star polyps are an excellent beginner coral and are perhaps an ideal first coral choice because they are extremely hardy, fast growing and don’t need a lot of light to grow. They are tolerant of intense lighting, if properly acclimated, but don’t …

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Toadstool Leather Coral Care

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Introduction to caring for the Toadstool Leather Coral The toadstool coral is a perfect beginner coral for the saltwater aquarium. They are a saltwater reef soft coral and require the conditions typical for success with just about any reef tank. Toadstool leather corals are often sold as different varieties, based on …

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Soft Corals: How to care for soft corals in a saltwater aquarium

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Soft Corals The term soft corals is a relatively unscientific way to lump a bunch of related and unrelated coral species into a simple bucket, defined primarily by what they are (soft, with the absence of a major stony external skeleton) and what they are not (they are not mushrooms …

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