If you are searching for the best quality coral frags, look no further. We know how important it is to care for each and every coral, and are experts at preserving and looking after our coral so that it not only survives but thrives. That means when you buy coral from us, you can rest assured that any new editions to your marine aquarium are received in the very best condition possible.
The Lightning Dove Snail, Pictocolumbella ocellata, (about 9 mm, or 0.3 inch) has a thick shell that is black with white or yellow zig-zag stripes, and occasionally there are orange or red variations of this Snail found. The lip of the narrow shell opening is thickened and is often purplish on the inside of the shell.
Green Star Polyps are an excellent beginner soft coral and might be the ideal first coral choice because they are:
easy to care for
tolerant of a range of water conditions
don’t need a lot of light to grow
Green star polyps will grow on just about any aquarium surface, including the aquarium glass, plastic, live rock, and even other corals. I have witnessed all three behaviours directly in my own tanks. The image below was taken in my display tank a few years ago.
The Toxic Green Branching Hammer Coral is a great beginner coral and will sway back and forth to the currents in the aquarium. Hammer Corals are a favourite of many because of the sense of motion they bring to a reef tank.
The Toxic Green Torch Euphyllia is a great beginner coral and will sway back and forth to the currents in the aquarium. Hammer Corals are a favourite of many because of the sense of motion they bring to a reef tank.
Think of frags as seeds. Fragments of Ultra Green Stylophora are mounted onto small stones and grown in aquariums. We grow the Green Stylophora coral here at Fraggle Reef. We believe that frags and aqua-cultured corals are the future of the aquarium hobby.
Pulsing Xenia is one of the few corals that move so actively on their own. It is one of the most popular corals in the reef keeping hobby as a result. Frags of Xenia are usually 1″-2″ and have at least 6 stalks.
Neon Green Candy Cane Coral is easy to keep, making it a great choice for beginners. This intense neon green variation provides a beautiful contrast to other corals in the aquarium. It is easy to frag as it grows out giving you the ability add spots of colour throughout your reef.
Red Goniopora Corals will bring a burst of colour and movement to any reef aquarium. They can sting nearby corals so leave a few inches between Gonioporas and other corals. Clownfish will often host Goniopora Corals if there is no Anemone available. Goniopora Corals make a good choice for reefs that house Angelfish since Angels rarely bother this species.
Purchasing and caring for your Corals - our top tips
Buying and caring for corals can start off as something you simply desire to do to brighten up your tank, but many people find that once they begin to learn about the different types and how to care for their corals, this can turn into a lifelong obsession! In fact, did you know that Aquaculture is the cultivation of aquatic organisms?
Aquacultured species include a wide range of popular ornamental species, like corals, and are a viable alternative to wild-harvested species.
Here are some of our most useful tips.
Beginners should take it slowly. While caring for Coral isn’t necessarily rocket science, it’s good to go for the beginner types to start with so opt for sort corals initially.
Be aware that corals can sting! Remember, your Coral is a living thing, and some types even have tentacles, which they use to hurt and stun their prey.
Make sure you do your research and if you do want to take on the stinging types, be aware!
Both water and lighting are essential, so make sure that you invest in good-quality versions of both.
Remember, acclimatising your new corals is an important method to make sure they survive and thrive in your system.
Any more questions before you buy Coral? We’re happy to help!
The team at Fraggle Reef is here to help ensure that you pick the best coral types for your tank and will be able to provide you with lots of great advice and recommendations as well as answer any questions that you might have. You can get in touch via our contact page, by filling out our simple form, and we will get back to you right away.
So if you are interested in buying captivating corals for your aquarium, whether you are looking for hard corals or soft corals, we are delighted to offer the very best range, the ultimate in quality, and pride ourselves on our excellent value prices and speedy delivery too!