Corals & Live Rock For Salt water aquariums
Starting a saltwater aquarium or a reef tank? Then you probably want to start out with live rock. These rocks are abundant with living organisms and micro-organisims. Live rock gives you the foundation for your reef much quicker than artifical dry rock. Creating a reef is a delicate balance of minerals so it's best to get a start with the live rock.
You need great corals for a great reef tank. Fish Addicts knows this - that's why we try to only get the nicest, brightest, coolest corals. Our corals come from around the world. Whatever you are looking for, if we don't have it, there is a good chance we can get it for you.
Soft corals generally are the quickest growing and most durable and easiest to keep in your reef aquarium. Soft corals have flexible skeletons that can move with the water currents.
Fish Addicts carries some of the following soft corals - most are in stock
- Mushroom corals
- Kenyas / Nephthya
- Leather corals
- Yellow polyps
- Zoanthids / button polyps
- Anthelia, or waving hand polyps
Hard (Stony) Corals
Hard corals include two general categories; large polyp stony (LPS) corals and small polyp stony (SPS) corals. The difference between the two is mainly the size of the polyps (bulbs on the coral branches).
Large Polyp Stony (LPS) Corals
Many LPS Corals are fairly hardy and can even be fast growing. These LPS corals are usually easier to keep than the SPS corals. They require less lighting and a lower water movement than SPS corals.
LPS corals carried by Fish Addicts include:
- Torch Corals
- Elegance Corals
- Hammer Coral
- Bubble and Pearl Corals
- Galaxy Corals
- Fox / Jasmine Corals
- Disk and Plate Corals
Small Polyp Stony (SPS) Corals
SPS Corals are for the most advanced reef keepers.
The Small Polyped Stony corals have small polyps on a calcium based skeleton. Often SPS corals are either branching or plated. We do not recommend you start off your new reef tank with SPS corals unless you know what you are doing and have really established a good tank equilibrium.
Some of the common types of SPS corals we carry at Fish Addicts include:
- Bird's Nest Coral
- Cauliflower Coral
- Club Finger Coral