Hitchhikers make their way into home aquariums by stowing away on pieces of live rock and coral. Read more about the top 5 worst pests!
A small polyp stony coral (SPS) dominated aquarium is one of the most attention-grabbing reef biotopes. Luckily, it is possible to replicate the appearance of a traditional SPS reef with selections of much hardier SPS corals. Here is a list of some hardy SPS corals.
Although the common name for them is an Orange Ball Anemones, the Pseudocorynactis are not anemones at all. This is a type of corallimorph or in other words a mushroom.
Despite being one of the less popular stony corals in the reef aquarium hobby, Pocillopora are second only to Acropora in reef building productivity in the wild. Their skeletons make up a huge portion of the reef’s structure in the ocean.
What should you put on the bottom of your reef aquarium? Is there a benefit to having substrate that is super fine vs something more chunky? What about no substrate at all? We will take a look at these options and you can decide which works best for you.