Toadstool Coral

Toadstool corals are a very common coral for beginners. This coral normally grows a stalk which is attached to substrate and grows up into a flat cap at the top, which gives it the “Toadstool” appearance. In my personal experience this is the hardiest coral I have ever come across…

Coral Bleaching

Coral Bleaching is the process in which your coral begins to expel its Zooxanthellae, this leaves the coral looking bone white and dead.  The reason that the coral does this is because the necessary conditions for your coral to host Zooxanthellae are not being met.  If you haven’t already noticed…

Candy Cane Coral

[caption id="attachment_422" align="alignnone" width="300"] Trumpet Coral Colony[/caption] The Trumpet coral gets its name from the way the skeletal structure grows as a strait tubular stalk and ends in a bulbous fleshy polyp resembling the end of a trumpet.  This coral is found normally in several different shades of bright green,…

Frogspawn Coral

  [caption id="attachment_402" align="alignnone" width="300"] Frogspawn Colony[/caption] The Frogspawn coral gets its name from the way the tentacles resemble a clutch of frog eggs. During the day the tentacles are extended and provide nice movement to the reef which is much like the movement normally only found in soft corals.…