Information about what and how corals eat in nature, what kinds of foods different types of corals should be fed in captivity, and which nutritional supplements or additives are required in their diets to allow them to grow and prosper in reef aquariums.
Here are some of the top coral and invertebrate foods available on the market today. Compare the Ingredients, Guaranteed Analysis, Active Ingredients and prices of each of these foods before you buy.
Until fairly recently, keeping corals in a closed saltwater system (aquarium) was considered next to impossible. As the water quality science improved and hobbyists learned how to keep toxins (primarily nitrates and phosphates) that corals are sensitive to under control, and essential trace minerals at their proper levels, more corals were being successfully kept in...
Learn how to feed saltwater aquarium fish and other livestock with greater ease and success with these helpful feeding tips from your About Guides.
Read brief overviews and compare prices on various types of foods that are considered to be some of the best choices to feed saltwater fish and invertebrates.
A Guide Featured Article, this introduction to feeding corals
discusses how using sunlight to synthesize inorganic material into nutrition with the aid of zooxanthellae algae fulfills only a part of a coral's required diet. You have to supply the rest for growth.
A Guide Featured Article, Part 2 of this series profiles what corals eat and how these marine animals are pretty selective feeders that consume a wide range of ocean produced food sources.
A Guide Featured Article, Part 3 of this series discusses when corals eat and how they derive their nutrition in several ways, all of which require that the polyps be open, either for the zooanthellae algae to gather light, or for active feeding from the environment.
A Guide Featured Article, here is a food recipe inspired by Eric Borneman that is similiar to what the oceans make available to reef corals in that it contains a wide variety of nutrients, as well as elements and a variety of particle sizes, which makes it suitable for a mixed coral species tank.