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Coral Care

How to care for different corals in your reef tank
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Corals have a pretty tough life on a coral reef; the constant battle with changing water conditions and human stressors. Luckily for hobbyists like yourself, leather corals are easy to keep in aquariums because you can control the conditions. However, sometimes things can go wrong, and one issue is when leather corals start turning white. Pretty Tough, Reef Tank, Coral Reef, Advisor, Like You, Corals, Turn Ons, Aquariums, Human
Why Is My Leather Coral Turning White?
Corals have a pretty tough life on a coral reef; the constant battle with changing water conditions and human stressors. Luckily for hobbyists like yourself, leather corals are easy to keep in aquariums because you can control the conditions. However, sometimes things can go wrong, and one issue is when leather corals start turning white.
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When adding corals to your aquarium, many hobbyists will suggest separating different corals, so they cannot touch each other, but what happens if you were to add two leather corals, and they were to touch? What Happens If You, Shit Happens, Canning, Touch, Aquarium, Leather, Care
Can Leather Corals Touch?
When adding corals to your aquarium, many hobbyists will suggest separating different corals, so they cannot touch each other, but what happens if you were to add two leather corals, and they were to touch?
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Their different shapes, colors, and growth patterns will add uniqueness to your aquarium. However, despite their general ease of care, they do require stable water conditions, and when things become unbalanced, you may be faced with common issues such as your montipora turning white. Coral, Unbalanced, Conditioner, Face, Common, Growth
Why Is My Montipora Turning White?
Their different shapes, colors, and growth patterns will add uniqueness to your aquarium. However, despite their general ease of care, they do require stable water conditions, and when things become unbalanced, you may be faced with common issues such as your montipora turning white.
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Leather corals are not bulletproof, and sometimes they get sick, just like us. One of the issues is when leather corals start turning black, leaving hobbyists trying to figure out what went wrong and what to do. If you are in the same boat, do not fear, I am here to shed some light on your problem! Do Not Fear, Sick, Wrong, Light, Boat
Why Is My Leather Coral Turning Black?
Leather corals are not bulletproof, and sometimes they get sick, just like us. One of the issues is when leather corals start turning black, leaving hobbyists trying to figure out what went wrong and what to do. If you are in the same boat, do not fear, I am here to shed some light on your problem!
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If you have ever visited your local fish store (LFS) you probably noticed how cool their coral displays looked, this is because many LFS allow corals to decorate the glass at the back of the tank. Coral Reef Aquarium, Rocks And Crystals, Amethyst, Growing, Glass, Fish
Will Montipora Grow On Glass?
If you have ever visited your local fish store (LFS) you probably noticed how cool their coral displays looked, this is because many LFS allow corals to decorate the glass at the back of the tank.
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A leather coral’s behavior can be alarming for newbie hobbyists, because they occasionally retract their polyps at night, and are known to develop a waxy mucus coating over their tissues, which they remove in a process called ‘shedding’. Both these behaviors are normal, despite them looking sick or even dying to the uninitiated reefer. However, their quirks shouldn’t cause you concern if you have a well-maintained aquarium. Soft Corals, Mucus, Species, Reef Tanks, Waxy, Newbie, Concern
Do Leather Corals Close At Night?
A leather coral’s behavior can be alarming for newbie hobbyists, because they occasionally retract their polyps at night, and are known to develop a waxy mucus coating over their tissues, which they remove in a process called ‘shedding’. Both these behaviors are normal, despite them looking sick or even dying to the uninitiated reefer. However, their quirks shouldn’t cause you concern if you have a well-maintained aquarium.
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Leather corals are one of the easiest corals to care for, but they can be slightly temperamental at times. For example, if your fish decides to look at them the wrong way, let alone nip them, your leather coral is going to sulk big time! Big Time, Evo, Jill, Example
Why Is My Leather Coral Shrinking?
Leather corals are one of the easiest corals to care for, but they can be slightly temperamental at times. For example, if your fish decides to look at them the wrong way, let alone nip them, your leather coral is going to sulk big time!
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In the ocean, corals face challenging conditions that affect their growth. In aquariums, you can control the environment so your montipora can grow to its full potential. Montipora (montis) are a great SPS (small polyp stony) coral to start with because they are hardier than acropora corals and are known for their fast growth rate. Saltwater Aquarium, Acropora Coral, Fast Growth, Sps, Stony
How Fast Do Montipora Grow?
In the ocean, corals face challenging conditions that affect their growth. In aquariums, you can control the environment so your montipora can grow to its full potential. Montipora (montis) are a great SPS (small polyp stony) coral to start with because they are hardier than acropora corals and are known for their fast growth rate.
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Leather corals are very popular with both beginner and advanced coral hobbyists, making them one of the best-selling corals in the hobby today. Their diverse shapes and colors mean that there is a leather coral for every reef enthusiast! Corals For Sale, Saltwater Fish Tanks, Enthusiast, Hobby
The Ultimate Leather Coral Care Guide
Leather corals are very popular with both beginner and advanced coral hobbyists, making them one of the best-selling corals in the hobby today. Their diverse shapes and colors mean that there is a leather coral for every reef enthusiast!
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Reef Tank Advisor
Montipora (montis) are one of the most popular SPS corals in aquariums, and once you get one, it is hard to stop! So, what happens if you were to place montipora too close to each other inside your aquarium? Well, that is exactly what we are covering today in this article! Sps Coral, Get One, Chemical, Hard
Will Montipora Sting Each Other?
Montipora (montis) are one of the most popular SPS corals in aquariums, and once you get one, it is hard to stop! So, what happens if you were to place montipora too close to each other inside your aquarium? Well, that is exactly what we are covering today in this article!
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Angelfish are one of the most popular aquarium fish because of their dazzling array of colors and patterns, however, they are not the easiest fish to care for, and some species are known to obliterate corals overnight. This may make you wonder, do angelfish eat montipora? Angel Fish, Aquarium Fish, Wonder, Overnight
Do Angelfish Eat Montipora?
Angelfish are one of the most popular aquarium fish because of their dazzling array of colors and patterns, however, they are not the easiest fish to care for, and some species are known to obliterate corals overnight. This may make you wonder, do angelfish eat montipora?
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As montis come in a variety of colors and growth patterns, there is a montipora out there for everyone. Even though montis are relatively easy to care for, they do have specific requirements in terms of lighting, water flow, and stable water chemistry to thrive. Water Flow, Thrive, Chemistry, Terms, Variety
How Much Light Does Montipora Need?
As montis come in a variety of colors and growth patterns, there is a montipora out there for everyone. Even though montis are relatively easy to care for, they do have specific requirements in terms of lighting, water flow, and stable water chemistry to thrive.
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Leather corals are popular soft corals, known for their ease of care and diverse range of colors and shapes. They are also one of the many corals known to reproduce via splitting themselves in half, spreading horizontally, and quickly dominating the entire aquarium, creating a very interesting display! So, if your leather coral does start splitting, it is no cause for concern, and I am here to tell you everything you need to know about the process! Meat Jerky, Splits, Reproduce, Ease, Entire
Is My Leather Coral Splitting?
Leather corals are popular soft corals, known for their ease of care and diverse range of colors and shapes. They are also one of the many corals known to reproduce via splitting themselves in half, spreading horizontally, and quickly dominating the entire aquarium, creating a very interesting display! So, if your leather coral does start splitting, it is no cause for concern, and I am here to tell you everything you need to know about the process!
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Whether corals need to be fed is often a controversial topic, as every reef setup is different. However, there is strong evidence that when done properly, feeding corals does promote good growth, coloration, and overall health. So this may make you wonder, do you need to feed montipora? Controversial Topics, Do You Need, Fed, Feeding, Make It Yourself, Evidence, Health
Do You Need To Feed Montipora?
Whether corals need to be fed is often a controversial topic, as every reef setup is different. However, there is strong evidence that when done properly, feeding corals does promote good growth, coloration, and overall health. So this may make you wonder, do you need to feed montipora?
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Montipora (montis) corals are a popular SPS (small polyp stony) coral that can be found at all depths of coral reefs. Some are found in deep coral reefs below 33 feet, while some are known to dominate shallow reefs, therefore, during tidal changes, they are forced to spend some time out of water. In aquariums there are no tidal changes, however, there are times when your montipora may be out of the water which may make you wonder – how long can montipora be out of water? Water, Coral Reefs, Popular, Tidal, Reef Aquarium
How Long Can Montipora Be Out Of Water?
Montipora (montis) corals are a popular SPS (small polyp stony) coral that can be found at all depths of coral reefs. Some are found in deep coral reefs below 33 feet, while some are known to dominate shallow reefs, therefore, during tidal changes, they are forced to spend some time out of water. In aquariums there are no tidal changes, however, there are times when your montipora may be out of the water which may make you wonder – how long can montipora be out of water?
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When a coral bleaches, it is not dead, and most corals will survive a bleaching event. However, if conditions do not improve, and they become more stressed, your montipora may be subject to mortality. Reef, Improve, Tank
Why Is My Montipora Bleaching?
When a coral bleaches, it is not dead, and most corals will survive a bleaching event. However, if conditions do not improve, and they become more stressed, your montipora may be subject to mortality.
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So, you have noticed your leather coral drooping, and are wondering if this is normal… Leather corals, from the phylum cnidaria, are pretty resilient aquarium corals, but they are known to be a little weird, catching hobbyists off guard with their strange behavior, such as drooping. Cnidaria, Resilience, Behavior, Guard, Strange
Why Is My Leather Coral Drooping?
So, you have noticed your leather coral drooping, and are wondering if this is normal… Leather corals, from the phylum cnidaria, are pretty resilient aquarium corals, but they are known to be a little weird, catching hobbyists off guard with their strange behavior, such as drooping.
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Keeping SPS corals is no walk in the park, they are in fact considered one of the most challenging corals in saltwater aquaria. Your aquarium conditions must be well-maintained to maximize the potential of your montipora, otherwise, you may face issues such as your montipora turning brown. Brown, Park, Saltwater Tank, Brown Colors
Why Is My Montipora Turning Brown?
Keeping SPS corals is no walk in the park, they are in fact considered one of the most challenging corals in saltwater aquaria. Your aquarium conditions must be well-maintained to maximize the potential of your montipora, otherwise, you may face issues such as your montipora turning brown.
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Leathers are a type of soft coral with tough leathery skin, hence the name! They come in a wide range of attractive colors and shapes, creating a very dynamic aquarium for any reef hobbyist. However, just like keeping any pets, occasionally corals fall ill, and in some cases, they may start dying. Tough, Attractive, Toadstool, Hobbyist, Devil
Is My Leather Coral Dying?
Leathers are a type of soft coral with tough leathery skin, hence the name! They come in a wide range of attractive colors and shapes, creating a very dynamic aquarium for any reef hobbyist. However, just like keeping any pets, occasionally corals fall ill, and in some cases, they may start dying.
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As corals start to encroach on each other, they can get very defensive. There is one group of corals in particular that are famous for their potent weapons, and those are corals from the phylum cnidaria, which are more commonly known as leather corals. Weapons, Famous, Wild, Form
Do Leather Corals Release Toxins?
As corals start to encroach on each other, they can get very defensive. There is one group of corals in particular that are famous for their potent weapons, and those are corals from the phylum cnidaria, which are more commonly known as leather corals.
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Leather corals get their name from their leathery textured skin. As leather corals are easy to look after, it is not only this and their appearance that makes them so popular, but they are also one of the fastest growing aquarium corals and are easy to care for, which is why they are ideal for beginner reef tanks and coral enthusiasts. Fast Growing, Faster, Easy, Appearance
How Fast Do Leather Corals Grow?
Leather corals get their name from their leathery textured skin. As leather corals are easy to look after, it is not only this and their appearance that makes them so popular, but they are also one of the fastest growing aquarium corals and are easy to care for, which is why they are ideal for beginner reef tanks and coral enthusiasts.
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Your mushroom coral has arrived, and now you are beginning to worry about the other corals in your aquarium after what happened last time – chemical warfare! Mushroom corals are one of our favorite soft corals, and when you see them, I’m sure you will agree! Not only are mushroom corals beautiful, but it is also their easy care requirements that make them very popular in the hobbyist world.
Are Mushroom Corals Aggressive?
Your mushroom coral has arrived, and now you are beginning to worry about the other corals in your aquarium after what happened last time – chemical warfare! Mushroom corals are one of our favorite soft corals, and when you see them, I’m sure you will agree! Not only are mushroom corals beautiful, but it is also their easy care requirements that make them very popular in the hobbyist world.
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Have you just walked up to your aquarium and noticed your mushroom coral turning white? Corals have a pretty tough life in the wild – the constant battle with changing water conditions and human stressors such as dynamite fishing and destructive infrastructure. While your coral is not going to be blown up inside your aquarium, the natural factors that affect a corals’ life also apply to corals in captivity. White Coral, Stuffed Mushrooms, How To Apply, Dynamite
Why Is My Mushroom Coral Turning White?
Have you just walked up to your aquarium and noticed your mushroom coral turning white? Corals have a pretty tough life in the wild – the constant battle with changing water conditions and human stressors such as dynamite fishing and destructive infrastructure. While your coral is not going to be blown up inside your aquarium, the natural factors that affect a corals’ life also apply to corals in captivity.
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Are you looking for a colorful coral that is also easy to care for? Well, a mushroom coral is a perfect choice when it comes to an easy coral that will also have everyone jealous of your awesome aquarium display! Mushroom corals are not only easy to care for and grow, but they also come in a variety of shapes and colors, what more could you wish for?! Saltwater Aquarium Fish, Marine Fish, Jealous Of You, Things To Come
The Ultimate Mushroom Coral Care Guide
Are you looking for a colorful coral that is also easy to care for? Well, a mushroom coral is a perfect choice when it comes to an easy coral that will also have everyone jealous of your awesome aquarium display! Mushroom corals are not only easy to care for and grow, but they also come in a variety of shapes and colors, what more could you wish for?!
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Does your leather coral look like it is dying, and you have no idea why? If so, you have come to the right place! Leather corals are most commonly known as toadstool leathers (Sarcophyton), devil’s hand leather (Lobophytum), and finger leathers (Sinularia). They are considered an easy coral to care for, should they be kept in a properly maintained reef aquarium.
Is My Leather Coral Dying?
Does your leather coral look like it is dying, and you have no idea why? If so, you have come to the right place! Leather corals are most commonly known as toadstool leathers (Sarcophyton), devil’s hand leather (Lobophytum), and finger leathers (Sinularia). They are considered an easy coral to care for, should they be kept in a properly maintained reef aquarium.
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Have you woken up to your mushroom coral missing? If so, do not worry, it hasn’t jumped out of the aquarium overnight. It most likely has gone for a walk while you were sleeping and has just moved to a more suitable location! Mushroom or corallimorphs are a popular soft coral, from the family Fungiidae. They are typically solitary marine animals capable of benthic locomotion both in the wild and in aquariums. Solitary, Marine
Do Mushroom Corals Move?
Have you woken up to your mushroom coral missing? If so, do not worry, it hasn’t jumped out of the aquarium overnight. It most likely has gone for a walk while you were sleeping and has just moved to a more suitable location! Mushroom or corallimorphs are a popular soft coral, from the family Fungiidae. They are typically solitary marine animals capable of benthic locomotion both in the wild and in aquariums.
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Has one or more of your mushroom corals shrunk or shriveled up all of a sudden, and you have no idea why? If so, you have come to the right place, as I am here to tell you what may have caused it and what you can do to get your mushroom coral happy and healthy again. Healthy, Happy, Stuff Mushrooms, Ser Feliz
Why Is My Mushroom Coral Shrinking?
Has one or more of your mushroom corals shrunk or shriveled up all of a sudden, and you have no idea why? If so, you have come to the right place, as I am here to tell you what may have caused it and what you can do to get your mushroom coral happy and healthy again.
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If you are new to the reef-keeping hobby, mushroom corals are a perfect choice. Mushroom corals are a good beginner coral not only because they are one of the most versatile corals, but they are also stunning, creating the perfect mini-ocean display. Despite much confusion, corals are in fact animals. So, just like us, they also like to occasionally tuck into a delicious meal! Yummy Food, Delicious, Confusion, Stunning, Tuck
What Do Mushroom Corals Eat?
If you are new to the reef-keeping hobby, mushroom corals are a perfect choice. Mushroom corals are a good beginner coral not only because they are one of the most versatile corals, but they are also stunning, creating the perfect mini-ocean display. Despite much confusion, corals are in fact animals. So, just like us, they also like to occasionally tuck into a delicious meal!
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Reef Tank Advisor
Does your aquarium look a little empty right now, and you are wondering when you can expect your mushroom corals to flourish? Patience and stability are key when keeping corals, but having to wait for new coral frags to grow, particularly if you are a newbie reefer, often doesn’t feel very rewarding. So, how fast can you expect your mushroom coral to grow? Coral Frags
How Fast Do Mushroom Corals Grow?
Does your aquarium look a little empty right now, and you are wondering when you can expect your mushroom corals to flourish? Patience and stability are key when keeping corals, but having to wait for new coral frags to grow, particularly if you are a newbie reefer, often doesn’t feel very rewarding. So, how fast can you expect your mushroom coral to grow?
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Mushroom corals, also known as Corallimorphs, make a great choice for beginner coral, as they are easy to care for. Their tolerance to small fluctuations comes from their hardiness, which is why they attract many hobbyists in the reef-keeping world. In addition to their ease of care, mushroom corals are relatively fast growers, and they can also be easily fragged, or they can reproduce completely on their own. Tolerance, Growers
How Do Mushroom Corals Reproduce?
Mushroom corals, also known as Corallimorphs, make a great choice for beginner coral, as they are easy to care for. Their tolerance to small fluctuations comes from their hardiness, which is why they attract many hobbyists in the reef-keeping world. In addition to their ease of care, mushroom corals are relatively fast growers, and they can also be easily fragged, or they can reproduce completely on their own.
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Just like in the wild, corals require lighting to survive. Lighting drives the photosynthesis process, where corals gain around 85% of their energy and nutritional needs from the symbiotic algae that live within their tissues, called zooxanthellae. Your mushroom coral also requires sufficient lighting to drive this process. Photosynthesis, Algae, Nutrition, Sufficient, Biology
How Much Light Do Mushroom Corals Need?
Just like in the wild, corals require lighting to survive. Lighting drives the photosynthesis process, where corals gain around 85% of their energy and nutritional needs from the symbiotic algae that live within their tissues, called zooxanthellae. Your mushroom coral also requires sufficient lighting to drive this process.
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Reef Tank Advisor
Being a coral in the wild is challenging, therefore, most corals have some form of chemical weaponry. As corals start to encroach on each other, they can get very defensive. There is one group of corals in particular that are famous for their potent weapons, and those are corals from the genus called Sinularia, which are more commonly known as leather corals.
Do Leather Corals Release Toxins?
Being a coral in the wild is challenging, therefore, most corals have some form of chemical weaponry. As corals start to encroach on each other, they can get very defensive. There is one group of corals in particular that are famous for their potent weapons, and those are corals from the genus called Sinularia, which are more commonly known as leather corals.
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Reef Tank Advisor
Congratulations! Your mushroom is splitting which means you are soon going to be the owner of two mushroom corals, and guess what, mushrooms don’t stop there! Mushroom corals are relatively fast growers because they are very good at multiplying, either by splitting and dividing themselves into two like a cell or when they move around the aquarium, leaving small parts behind, a process known as ‘pedal laceration’. Coral Garden, Congratulations, Multiplying, Pedal
Why Are My Mushroom Corals Splitting?
Congratulations! Your mushroom is splitting which means you are soon going to be the owner of two mushroom corals, and guess what, mushrooms don’t stop there! Mushroom corals are relatively fast growers because they are very good at multiplying, either by splitting and dividing themselves into two like a cell or when they move around the aquarium, leaving small parts behind, a process known as ‘pedal laceration’.
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Are you looking to create an epic SPS tank, but are wondering how you should care for Acropora corals? If so, you have come to the right place, as in today’s article I will cover everything you need to know about Acropora coral care, including some great Acros to get you started creating that mini-ocean you have always dreamt of! Ocean, Mini, The Ocean
The Ultimate Acropora Coral Care Guide
Are you looking to create an epic SPS tank, but are wondering how you should care for Acropora corals? If so, you have come to the right place, as in today’s article I will cover everything you need to know about Acropora coral care, including some great Acros to get you started creating that mini-ocean you have always dreamt of!
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When your Acropora coral frag arrives, it is a very exciting time, and often, reef hobbyists forget to acclimate their coral, which causes many headaches down the line. Forget
How To Properly Acclimate Your New Acropora
When your Acropora coral frag arrives, it is a very exciting time, and often, reef hobbyists forget to acclimate their coral, which causes many headaches down the line.
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Reef Tank Advisor
Are you looking to create an epic SPS tank, but are wondering how you should care for Acropora corals? If so, you have come to the right place, as in today’s article I will cover everything you need to know about Acropora coral care, including some great Acros to get you started creating that mini-ocean you have always dreamt of!
The Ultimate Acropora Coral Care Guide
Are you looking to create an epic SPS tank, but are wondering how you should care for Acropora corals? If so, you have come to the right place, as in today’s article I will cover everything you need to know about Acropora coral care, including some great Acros to get you started creating that mini-ocean you have always dreamt of!
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When adding any corals into your aquarium, particularly LPS (large polyp stony) and SPS (small polyp stony) corals such as Torches and Acropora, it is recommended to place them in an open space where they cannot touch each other. But what if the same species were to grow too close to each other, or accidentally touch, is it something you should be worried about? Salt, Torches
Can Acropora Touch Each Other?
When adding any corals into your aquarium, particularly LPS (large polyp stony) and SPS (small polyp stony) corals such as Torches and Acropora, it is recommended to place them in an open space where they cannot touch each other. But what if the same species were to grow too close to each other, or accidentally touch, is it something you should be worried about?
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While some Acro corals can tolerate minor fluctuations in water conditions before turning white, others can quickly change color overnight, often leaving aquarium hobbyists like yourself very concerned for their health. Color Change, Acro, Building
Why Is My Acropora Turning White?
While some Acro corals can tolerate minor fluctuations in water conditions before turning white, others can quickly change color overnight, often leaving aquarium hobbyists like yourself very concerned for their health.
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Sometimes, Acropora corals turn brown, and while it should not cause too much concern, you should definitely get to the bottom of the issue. Bottom, Food
Why Is My Acropora Turning Brown?
Sometimes, Acropora corals turn brown, and while it should not cause too much concern, you should definitely get to the bottom of the issue.
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