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15 Easy Saltwater Aquarium Reef Corals


Many novice (and experienced) saltwater aquarists are a bit leery about starting a Reef Tank with marine corals. Their requirements not being very well understood, corals used to be almost impossible to keep for any length of time in a marine aquarium. Over time and with many successful and failed experiments along the way, the knowledge, products and information are now in place, so that many corals can now be successfully kept in even mini, micro and nano aquariums. Some are now considered "easy" to maintain while many other corals are still deemed difficult to nearly impossible for the average Reef Tank hobbyist.
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Pink Mushroom Coral ImageMushroom (Actinodiscus) CoralPink Mushroom Leather Coral ImageMushroom and Leather (Cladiella) CoralsGreen Star Polyps (Pachyclavularia sp.)  ImageStar Polyps, Green Star Polyps and Daisy Polyps (Pachyclavularia)Button Zoanthids (Palythoa sp.) ImageSea Mat and Button Polyp (Palythoa) Corals
Colt Coral ImageFinger Leather and Colt (Cladiella) CoralsMulti-Coloured Zoathids (Zoanthus sp.) ImageSea Mat and Button Polyp (Protopalythoa) CoralsLeather Coral ImageToadstool, Leather and Mushroom (Sarcophyton) CoralsZoanthids (Zoanthus sp.) ImageZoanthid, Sea Mat and Button Polyp (Zoanthus) Corals
Red Open Brain Coral (Trachyphyllia geoffroyi) ImageLobed, Flat, and Open Brain (Lobophyllia) CoralsGreen Closed Brain Coral (Favites sp.) ImageClosed and Dented Brain (Symphyllia) CoralsBubble (Plerogyra sinuosa) and Moon (Favia species) Corals ImageMoon, Pineapple, Star (Favia & Favites) CoralsBrain Star Coral (Goniastrea sp.) ImageHoneycomb, Star, Wreath and Moon (Goniastrea) Corals
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