Coral Diseases & Health Issues
Flatworms In Reef Tanks
Have you noticed that the corals in your reef tank are dying off? The Rust Brown Flatworm or the Acropora-Eating Flatworm may be the cause of your problems.
What Do Corals Eat?
Corals in Saltwater Aquariums require more food than they derive from light alone in order to grow and propagate, from your About Guides to Saltwater Aquariums
Coral Competition - Turf Wars in Coral Reef Tanks
Coral Competition - Turf Wars in hard and soft Coral Reef Tanks. Corals on the reef compete for space. So do the corals in your aquarium. Here is how it works and what you can do about it. What you may think is a coral disease may be caused by another coral in your tank.
Why and How Leather Corals Shed
All Sarcophyton species leather corals periodically slough off a thin layer of tissue from their surface. Find out why they do this, and the view step-by-step coral shedding process pictures shown here.
Why Corals Change Color
What causes corals to fade and change color? Find out why it's primarily about light, and how this occurs.
Top Phosphate Removing Products
The accumulation of phosphate (PO4) in a reef aquarium effects the growth and health of corals. Here are some of the best products that are recommended for removing this harmful element in reef tanks.
Top Nitrate Removal Products
High nitrate is harmful to corals and other invertebrates in reef aquariums. Here are some of the best nitrate absorbing or removal products on the market that can help reduce this troublesome element in reef tanks.
What is Coral Bleaching, and Why Does it Occur?
From changes in ocean currents and temperatures, to sedimentation and pollution, the impact of these and other natural occuring events in nature that are suspected of causing coral bleaching on reefs around the world are those that effect reef tank corals. If you are having trouble with coral bleaching, take time to evaluate what situations...
Coral Disease Page
Even though The Coral Disease Page does not address how to treat coral diseases, but studies and researches them in nature, it is very helpful in identifying the many diseases that can afflict hard and soft corals from the many pictures they provide here.
Major Diseases of Reef-Building Corals
The NOAA's "CORIS" (Coral Reef Information System) site profiles 8 major diseases that can afflict reef-building corals in nature; black-band, dark-spots, red-band, white-band, white-plague, white pox and yellow-blotch disease, and coral bleaching. Photos are included.
Coral Diseases and Health Issues
Information about coral diseases such as bacterial, white pox, band and rapid wasting disease, coral bleaching, shedding and other issues that pertain to the health of corals both in nature and in reef aquariums.