Saltwater Fish

Aquacultured and Maricultured Aquarium Coral

When you buy aquacultured live corals from Aquatic Connections live coral selection, you can be assured you will buy live aquarium corals that have been pampered and properly cared for.

Cultured corals are best.
Why you ask? There are two ways to help our environment with the depletion of the oceans coral reefs. We can either propagate corals in reef tanks, this is comonly called fragging, or we can purchase maricultured corals. Maricultured corals refer to corals that are raised in ocean lagoons under close supervision. Maricultured corals are a great step at relieving the stress on the natural environment but they don't have the advantages of reef aquarium grown "frags". Aquacultured corals are corals raised in reef aquariums. Although prices for aquacultured reef aquarium corals are relatively higher than maricultured specimens, you generally receive hardier specimens, conditioned to life in aquariums. Since they are grown under aquarium conditions and aquarium lighting, they are hardier and easier to acclimate then there wild or maricultured counterparts. Aquacultured reef aquarium corals typically recover from shipping stress much quicker then wild colonies or maricultured colonies. It is often just a matter of a week or two before the new captive grown coral begins to display growth.

Wild or tank raised, we do our best to downright pamper our corals during their stay at Aquatic Connection.
When you buy corals from Aquatic Connection, you can be assured you will buy live aquarium corals that have been pampered and properly cared for. Like any coral that has been collected and shipped halfway across the globe, ours arrive, understandably, in need of some rejuvenation. Which is why we do our best to downright pamper them during their stay. Whether you are interested in Live Acropora corals, Aquacultured corals, SPS corals, LPS corals, mushroom corals, polyping corals, zooanthus corals, leather corals, or any other soft coral, their treatment begins with a slow-drip acclimation to equalize temperature, ph and alkalinity. Then they are placed in our holding tanks where the water quality is perfect. High current wave action cleans any built up slime coat and loosens the sand and bacteria from their long journey. Their polyps begin to extend and reach out to the available food and light.

For lighting our corals are placed in appropriate lighting depending upon there needs. For low light corals, they are placed under Power Compacts. On corals that need extreme lighting, we use only the best 1000-watt, 6,700K metal halide lighting to which will awaken the sleeping polyps and color enhancing zooxanthellae. Under these conditions our corals thrive and nourish, until we send them on their way by picking with the most stringent quality controls, and packaginging them with the utmost care, and shipping by overnight carrier, to your door. All of this to ensure that each coral sold will reach your hands in the best condition possible. . 

Aquacultured Palythoa and Zoanthid Polyps

 
Aquacultured
Red Colony Polyps
Protopalythoa sp.

Very Limited Supply!
These are aquacultured Red colony polyps. Each aquacultured specimen has a minimum of 10 polyps. They spread very rapidly in the aquarium, and will grow into a dense mat covering the rockwork of the aquarium. They are easy to maintain, making them a good choice for the beginner reef aquarists. They will reproduce easily in the reef aquarium by budding (splitting off a portion of their base or mouth), which will increase the size of their colony. NOTE: There are a couple different varieties of red in house so order more than one and we will do our best to make them different for you. 

$79.99
GREAT BEGINNER CORAL - VERY HARDY

  Aquacultured
Blue Colony Polyps
Protopalythoa sp.

Very Limited Supply!
These are aquacultured Blue colony polyps. Each aquacultured specimen has a minimum of 10 polyps. They spread very rapidly in the aquarium, and will grow into a dense mat covering the rockwork of the aquarium. They are easy to maintain, making them a good choice for the beginner reef aquarists. They will reproduce easily in the reef aquarium by budding (splitting off a portion of their base or mouth), which will increase the size of their colony. NOTE: There are a couple different varieties of blue in house so order more than one and we will do our best to make them different for you. 

$69.99
GREAT BEGINNER CORAL - VERY HARDY

 Aquacultured
Purple Colony Polyps

Protopalythoa sp.

Very Limited Supply!
Purple polyps are one of the most popular polyps to own and by far, one of the hardest to find. We are lucky enough to be growing them. Each aquacultured specimen has a minimum of 10 polyps when delivered, and will multiply in your tank. Purple polyps come with bright green eye lashes , surrounding a deep purple body , with a flourescent green center mouth. These are a larger size polyp, opening to about the size of a nickle when fully opened. They are easy to maintain, making them a good choice for the beginner reef aquarists. They will reproduce easily in the reef aquarium by budding (splitting off a portion of their base or mouth), which will increase the size of their colony. Note: Pictures taken under actinic lighting.

$69.99
GREAT BEGINNER CORAL - VERY HARDY

  Aquacultured Lunar Kamikazee
Palythoa Polyps
Protopalythoa sp.

Anyone seen these before? We've been working on growing these for a short time now and have a limited supply availabel. Photo has not been touched up. This is the color you will see under 14K Metal Halide lighting. These are aquacultured polyps. The eyelash is a bright orange/red with the inner portion purple and a white mouth... Simply awesome!!!

Each aquacultured specimen has a minimum of 10 polyps when delivered, and will multiply in your tank. Easy to maintain, making them a good choice for the beginner reef aquarists. They will reproduce by budding (splitting off a portion of their base or mouth), which will increase the size of their colony.

$79.99
GREAT BEGINNER CORAL - VERY HARDY

   Aquacultured
Silver Colony Polyps
Protopalythoa sp.
Silver Zoo's are a silver to slight pink color. Each aquacultured specimen has a minimum of 10 polyps when delivered, and will multiply in your tank. They spread very rapidly in the aquarium. Color is a bright metallic green.They are easy to maintain, making them a good choice for the beginner reef aquarists. They will reproduce easily in the reef aquarium by budding (splitting off a portion of their base or mouth), which will increase the size of their colony.  

$69.99
GREAT BEGINNER CORAL - VERY HARDY

  Aquacultured Bright
Orange Colony Polyps
Zoanthus sp.
These are aquacultured Orange zooanthus colony polyps. Each aquacultured specimen has a minimum of 10 polyps when delivered, and will multiply in your tank. They spread very rapidly in the aquarium, and will grow into a dense mat covering the rockwork of the aquarium. These polyps are beautifully colored in bright orange.They are easy to maintain, making them a good choice for the beginner reef aquarists. They will reproduce easily in the reef aquarium by budding (splitting off a portion of their base or mouth), which will increase the size of their colony.  

$49.99
GREAT BEGINNER CORAL - VERY HARDY

  Aquacultured
Cinnamon Polyps
Palythoa grandis
These are Aquacultured Cinnamon Polyps. They are colonial animals with multiple individual polyps attached to a piece of live rock. Palythoa grandis is one of the larger colonial polyps that will attain a diameter of up to 1 inch. They are a very beautiful species that will gain a mottled brown, green, tan and white coloration. They are easy to maintain, making them a good choice for the beginner reef aquarists. They will reproduce easily in the reef aquarium by budding (splitting off a portion of their base or mouth), which will increase the size of their colony. Cinnamon Polyps ship with 3 to 4 polyps attached to a small piece of live rock.  

$29.99
GREAT BEGINNER CORAL - VERY HARDY

 Aquacultured
Green Colony Polyps
Zoanthus sp.
These are aquacultured fancy colony polyps.Each aquacultured specimen has a minimum of 10 polyps when delivered, and will multiply in your tank. They spread very rapidly in the aquarium, and will grow into a dense mat covering the rockwork of the aquarium. These polyps are beautifully colored in blue and green, which are very hard colors to find for the reef aquarium.They are easy to maintain, making them a good choice for the beginner reef aquarists. They will reproduce easily in the reef aquarium by budding (splitting off a portion of their base or mouth), which will increase the size of their colony.

$19.99
GREAT BEGINNER CORAL - VERY HARDY

 Aquacultured Green
Cat Eye Colony Polyps
Zoanthus sp.
Nicknamed Cat Eye because of the color inside color look of these zoos, they resemble a cat's eye.Each aquacultured specimen has a minimum of 10 polyps when delivered, and will multiply in your tank. They spread very rapidly in the aquarium. Color is a bright metallic green.They are easy to maintain, making them a good choice for the beginner reef aquarists. They will reproduce easily in the reef aquarium by budding (splitting off a portion of their base or mouth), which will increase the size of their colony.  

$49.99

GREAT BEGINNER CORAL - VERY HARDY

Aquacultured Wicked
Rose Colony Polyps
Protopalythoa sp.
What an incredible polyp. Some are small and may take time under bright light to color up. They spread very rapidly in the aquarium. Each aquacultured specimen has a minimum of 10 polyps when delivered, and will multiply in your tank. They are easy to maintain, making them a good choice for the beginner reef aquarists. They will reproduce easily in the reef aquarium by budding (splitting off a portion of their base or mouth), which will increase the size of their colony.  

$69.99
GREAT BEGINNER CORAL - VERY HARDY

  Aquacultured Bright
Pink Colony Polyps
Protopalythoa sp.

They spread very rapidly in the aquarium, and will grow into a dense mat covering the rockwork of the aquarium. Each aquacultured specimen has a minimum of 10 polyps when delivered, and will multiply in your tank. These polyps are beautifully colored in bright pink/purple. Some are small and may take time under bright light to color up. They are easy to maintain, making them a good choice for the beginner reef aquarists. They will reproduce easily in the reef aquarium by budding (splitting off a portion of their base or mouth), which will increase the size of their colony.

$49.99
GREAT BEGINNER CORAL - VERY HARDY

  !!  Aquacultured Giant
Green Colony Polyps
Zoanthus sp.
Also nicknamed moon polyps because each polyp opens huge, up to 1".They spread very rapidly in the aquarium. Color is a bright metallic green.They are easy to maintain, making them a good choice for the beginner reef aquarists. They will reproduce easily in the reef aquarium by budding (splitting off a portion of their base or mouth), which will increase the size of their colony.  

$39.99

GREAT BEGINNER CORAL - VERY HARDY

 Aquacultured
Fire and Ice Zoanthid Polyps

Protopalythoa sp.

An extremely popular but hard to find morph. Each aquacultured specimen has between 10-15 polyps when delivered, and will multiply in your tank. They are easy to maintain, making them a good choice for the beginner reef aquarists. They will reproduce easily in the reef aquarium by budding (splitting off a portion of their base or mouth), which will increase the size of their colony. Note: Pictures taken under actinic lighting.

$69.99
GREAT BEGINNER CORAL - VERY HARDY  

 Aquacultured
Purple Neon Eye Zoanthid Polyps

Protopalythoa sp.

Just beautiful. A great addition to your reef aquarium. Each aquacultured specimen has between 10-15 polyps when delivered, and will multiply in your tank. They are easy to maintain, making them a good choice for the beginner reef aquarists. They will reproduce easily in the reef aquarium by budding (splitting off a portion of their base or mouth), which will increase the size of their colony. Note: Pictures taken under actinic lighting.

$59.99
GREAT BEGINNER CORAL - VERY HARDY  

 Aquacultured Lemon Lime
Colony Polyps
Protopalythoa sp.

Polyps open to the size of a nickle
Look at this beauty! Each aquacultured specimen has 10 - 15 polyps. They spread very rapidly in the aquarium, and will grow into a dense mat covering the rockwork of the aquarium. They are easy to maintain, making them a good choice for the beginner reef aquarists. They will reproduce easily in the reef aquarium by budding (splitting off a portion of their base or mouth), which will increase the size of their colony.  

$49.99
GREAT BEGINNER CORAL - VERY HARDY  

 Aquacultured Aquaman
Colony Polyps
Protopalythoa sp.

Sunburst Orange eye with a Blue Horizon
Just inroduced! These are aquacultured colorful zooanthus colony polyps are the bomb! Each aquacultured specimen has 10 - 15 polyps. These polyps are beautifully colored in bright orange and blue. They are easy to maintain, making them a good choice for the beginner reef aquarists. They will reproduce easily in the reef aquarium by budding (splitting off a portion of their base or mouth), which will increase the size of their colony.  

$69.99
GREAT BEGINNER CORAL - VERY HARDY  

 Aquacultured Neon Green Purple Eye
Zooanthid Polyps
Zoanthus sp.

Just inroduced! These are aquacultured colorful zooanthus colony polyps are the bomb! Each aquacultured specimen has 10 - 15 polyps. These polyps are beautifully colored in bright orange and blue. They are easy to maintain, making them a good choice for the beginner reef aquarists. They will reproduce easily in the reef aquarium by budding (splitting off a portion of their base or mouth), which will increase the size of their colony.  

$69.99
GREAT BEGINNER CORAL - VERY HARDY   

 Aquacultured 
Orange Eye Zooanthid Polyps
Zoanthus sp.

Blue Green Outer Ring with a Glowing Bright Orange Center.
Just introduced! What a spectacular zooanthid polyp. Blue Green Outer Ring with a Glowing Bright Orange Center. These are aquacultured colorful zooanthus colony polyps. Each aquacultured specimen has 10 - 15 polyps. They are easy to maintain, making them a good choice for the beginner reef aquarists. They will reproduce easily in the reef aquarium by budding (splitting off a portion of their base or mouth), which will increase the size of their colony.  

$79.99
GREAT BEGINNER CORAL - VERY HARDY 

 North Star Colony Polyps
Protopalythoa sp.

Bold North Star Zoos feature a Purple Point Center, surrounded by a green and white 6 Point star and Rasberry Red Eyelashes!
Featuring a sharp Purple Point Center, surrounded by a savanah green and brite white 6 Point star and Rasberry Red Eyelashes! It's a real beauty. Each aquacultured specimen has 10 - 15 polyps. They spread very rapidly in the aquarium, and will grow into a dense mat covering the rockwork of the aquarium. They are easy to maintain, making them a good choice for the beginner reef aquarists. They will reproduce easily in the reef aquarium by budding (splitting off a portion of their base or mouth), which will increase the size of their colony.  

$39.99
GREAT BEGINNER CORAL - VERY HARDY  

 Aquacultured
Orange Crush Zoanthid Polyps

Protopalythoa sp.

An extremely popular one... The orange crush as it's called has bright orange lashes and a nice patterned center for a beautiful combination. Like all zoos, these are easy to maintain, making them a good choice for the beginner reef aquarists. They will reproduce easily in the reef aquarium by budding (splitting off a portion of their base or mouth), which will increase the size of their colony. Note: Pictures taken under actinic lighting.

$59.99
GREAT BEGINNER CORAL - VERY HARDY  
 

Aquacultured Blastomussa
Aquacultured blastomussa coral are grown under metal halide lighting but will do well under other lighting as well. These soft corals are exceptionally easy to maintain in even the most basic reef style aquarium. We recommend at least 3 watts per gallon of suitable lighting.
 

   Aquacultured Flourescent Green Blastomussa Merletti


Blastomussa likes low water flow and a low placement in the aquarium. Its round, enlarged discs come in a variety of colors (or combination of colors) including red, blue, and green. It will not harm other corals. It does not require target feeding. Specialized foods designed for filter feeders or phytoplankton will, however, be accepted. 


3-4 polyps per specimen
$44.99
 

Tank Raised Xenia
Aquacultured Xenia coral are grown under metal halide lighting but will do well under other lighting as well. These soft corals are exceptionally easy to maintain in even the most basic reef style aquarium. We recommend at least 3 watts per gallon of suitable lighting.

  Tank Raised Red Sea
Pink & White Pumping Xenia
Xenia umbellata
The fastest pulsing Xenia

Tank raised means a healthier & more colorful coral

Red Sea Pink and White Xenia is the crown jewel among xenia species. It's hardy and very attractive with fast pulsing action. It does not grow as fast as other xenias, but pulses much quicker then tree xenia and has a nice white/pink color. Like all Xenia they are colonial animals with multiple individual polyps attached to a piece of solid substrate. They form stalks as they grow, and to reproduce. The eight-tentacle polyps can pump, or pulse, and many scientists believe the pumping action of the polyps slowly opening and closing is designed to dispose of gasses and waste. However, it is still unknown why these coral do pulse, and there are many water, lighting and nutrient factors involved. It is not necessarily a sign of ill health if they do cease to pulse. The Red Sea Pink and White pumping Xenia we ship you is many generations tank raised.

Aquacultured Xenia are hardier than wild-collected specimens and are without the potential to carry sea born infections, or disease to your tank. They have lived there entire life under aquarium lighting and with aquarium type water flow and movement. A fast growing coral, provide adequate space between them and other types of soft corals. They require a medium to high light level combined with a medium to strong water movement within the aquarium. For continued good health, they will require the addition of iodine and other trace elements to the water. The majority of their food source/nutritional requirements comes from light which feeds the symbiotic algae zooxanthellae. Additional weekly feedings of micro-plankton or foods designed for filter feeding invertebrates are also helpful.



SMALL $49.99 MEDIUM $89.99 LARGE $129.99

Tank Raised
True Blue Xenia
Anthelia sp.

Tank raised means a healthier & more colorful coral

Blue Xenia alsocalled Blue Anthillia is groupings of colonial animals with multiple individual polyps attached to a piece of solid substrate. They form stalks as they grow, and to reproduce. They are a beautiful blue color and their eight-tentacle polyps do not pulse like other species of Xenia but will sway beautifully in the reef aquarium in time to the tank current. The Blue Xenia we ship you is many generations tank raised.

Aquacultured Xenia is hardier than wild-collected specimens and are without the potential to carry sea born infections, or disease to your tank. They have lived there entire life under aquarium lighting and with aquarium type water flow and movement. A fast growing coral, provide adequate space between them and other types of soft corals. They require a medium to high light level combined with a medium to strong water movement within the aquarium. For continued good health, they will require the addition of iodine and other trace elements to the water. The majority of their food source/nutritional requirements comes from light which feeds the symbiotic algae zooxanthellae. Additional weekly feedings of micro-plankton or foods designed for filter feeding invertebrates are also helpful.



SMALL $54.99 MEDIUM $99.99 LARGE $149.99

   
Tank Raised Green/Gold
Branch Pumping Xenia
Xenia Elongata

Tank raised means a healthier & more colorful coral

Green/Gold Pumping Xenia are colonial animals with multiple individual polyps attached to a piece of solid substrate. They form stalks as they grow, and to reproduce. The eight-tentacle polyps can pump, or pulse, and many scientists believe the pumping action of the polyps slowly opening and closing is designed to dispose of gasses and waste. However, it is still unknown why these coral do pulse, and there are many water, lighting and nutrient factors involved. It is not necessarily a sign of ill health if they do cease to pulse. The Green/Gold pumping Xenia we ship you is many generations tank raised.

Aquacultured Xenia are hardier than wild-collected specimens and are without the potential to carry sea born infections, or disease to your tank. They have lived there entire life under aquarium lighting and with aquarium type water flow and movement. A fast growing coral, provide adequate space between them and other types of soft corals. They require a medium to high light level combined with a medium to strong water movement within the aquarium. For continued good health, they will require the addition of iodine and other trace elements to the water. The majority of their food source/nutritional requirements comes from light which feeds the symbiotic algae zooxanthellae. Additional weekly feedings of micro-plankton or foods designed for filter feeding invertebrates are also helpful.



SMALL $49.99 MEDIUM $89.99 LARGE $149.99

 Tank Raised
Silver Branch Pumping Xenia
Xenia Elongata

Tank raised means a healthier & more colorful coral
Silver Pumping Xenia are colonial animals with multiple individual polyps attached to a piece of solid substrate. They form stalks as they grow, and to reproduce. The eight-tentacle polyps can pump, or pulse, and many scientists believe the pumping action of the polyps slowly opening and closing is designed to dispose of gasses and waste. However, it is still unknown why these coral do pulse, and there are many water, lighting and nutrient factors involved. It is not necessarily a sign of ill health if they do cease to pulse.

The Silver pumping Xenia we ship you is many generations tank raised.This is very important since aquacultured Xenia are hardier than wild-collected specimens and are without the potential to carry sea born infections, or disease to your tank. They have lived there entire life under aquarium lighting and with aquarium type water flow and movement. A fast growing coral, provide adequate space between them and other types of soft corals. They require a medium to high light level combined with a medium to strong water movement within the aquarium. For continued good health, they will require the addition of iodine and other trace elements to the water. The majority of their food source/nutritional requirements comes from light which feeds the symbiotic algae zooxanthellae. Additional weekly feedings of micro-plankton or foods designed for filter feeding invertebrates are also helpful.


SMALL $39.99 MEDIUM $74.99

  Tank Raised Waving Hand
Pom Pom Xenia
Anthilia Sp

Tank raised means a healthier & more colorful coral

The Waving Hand Pom Pom Xenia may also be referred to as a Glove Coral or Anthilia Coral. They are usually white or tan. The polyps are not pulsating like Umbellata or Elongata, but they do have the distinctive eight-leaved tentacles associated with all of the members of this family and are one of the most beautiful in the aquarium. They are colonial animals, and form a creeping mat which has a snowflake, or tuft-like appearance. Some have thicker stems, and when several polyps are present on their leathery base, they resemble a cheerleader's pom-pom.

The Pom Pom Xenia we ship you is many generations tank raised . This is very important since aquacultured Xenia are hardier than wild-collected specimens and are without the potential to carry sea born infections, or disease to your tank. They have lived there entire life under aquarium lighting and with aquarium type water flow and movement. A fast growing coral, provide adequate space between them and other types of soft corals. They require a medium to high light level combined with a medium to strong water movement within the aquarium. For continued good health, they will require the addition of iodine and other trace elements to the water. The majority of their food source/nutritional requirements comes from light which feeds the symbiotic algae zooxanthellae. Additional weekly feedings of micro-plankton or foods designed for filter feeding invertebrates are also helpful.



SMALL $49.99 MEDIUM $89.99 LARGE $149.99

 Xenia Cespitularia
Cespitularia

Tank raised means a healthier & more colorful coral

A beautiful Blue/Green with reddish polyps and glittering body, Cesitularia Xenia is the rarest of the Xenia's. Color changes with intensity and placement. Requires bright metal halide lighting to obtain the colors discribed. It is groupings of colonial animals with multiple individual polyps attached to a piece of solid substrate. They form stalks as they grow, and to reproduce. Aquacultured Xenia is hardier than wild-collected specimens and are without the potential to carry sea born infections, or disease to your tank. They have lived there entire life under aquarium lighting and with aquarium type water flow and movement. A fast growing coral, provide adequate space between them and other types of soft corals. They require a medium to high light level combined with a medium to strong water movement within the aquarium. For continued good health, they will require the addition of iodine and other trace elements to the water. The majority of their food source/nutritional requirements comes from light which feeds the symbiotic algae zooxanthellae. Additional weekly feedings of micro-plankton or foods designed for filter feeding invertebrates are also helpful.


$109.99 - one to two inches

  Aquacultured Xenia Package

Good for beginning, intermediate, or the advanced reef aquarist's.

A great addition to any reef. Xenia adds both movement and beauty to any reef tank.
Our Aquacultured Xenia Package will liven up your reef tank with easy to care for, beautiful pieces.  

Pink & White RedSea Xenia (Umballata) - The fastestpulsating of xenia species.
Green/Gold Branch Pumping Xenia (Elongata) - extremely fast pulsing, grows fast.
Waving Hand Pom Pom Xenia - So named for it's arm-like stalk, topped by a Pom Pom like top.
Available in Small or Medium

Xenia Package Small - $139.99
Xenia Package Medium - $199.99

Aquacultured Leather Coral
Aquacultured leather corals are cultured on an artificial rock base made from aragonite and are grown under metal halide lighting. These soft corals are exceptionally easy to maintain in even the most basic reef style aquarium. We recommend at least 3 watts per gallon of suitable lighting.

     Tank Raised Flourescent Green Polyped Sarchophyton Leathers

 

 

The polyp color is incredible flourescent green. ORA frags are truly aquacultured specimens, 6 or 7 generations removed from the original wild colonies. No tissue or skeleton of wild brood-stock corals remain. At the ORA facility they are under shaded sunlight, complemented by 250 Watt, 10,000K double-ended HQI Metal Halide lights. They are fully ready to be acclimated to aquarium light, water and flow conditions.


$49.99

    Tank Raised Cocoa
 Toadstool Leathers


Tank raised by ORA. Truly aquacultured specimens, 6 or 7 generations removed from the original wild colonies. No tissue or skeleton of wild brood-stock corals remain. At the ORA facility they are under shaded sunlight, complemented by 250 Watt, 10,000K double-ended HQI Metal Halide lights. They are fully ready to be acclimated to aquarium light, water and flow conditions.

$29.99

Aquacultured SPS
Our aquacultured SPS corals are kept under 250 Watt, 10,000K double-ended HQI metal halide lighting.
Since these are aquacultured, they are fully acclimated to aquarium light, water and flow conditions.

 Tank Raised
Purple Rim capicornis
Only a few shipped per month
These aquacultured purple rim caps are at least 3rd generation tank raised. They have a deep purple rim and beautiful green center. For best eye candy, make sure your tank also has some actinic lighting. For the SPS family they are particularly hardy and fast growing. That, along with their sheer beauty, warrants their great popularity. Quite peaceful, it can be placed in close proximity to other similar peaceful corals in the reef aquarium. In an aquarium lit by metal halides, Montipora Corals should be kept in a mid to low position, and under other lighting they should be kept in a mid to high position. To bring out the most intense coloration of this coral, we recommend metal halide lighting. For continued good health, they will require the addition of a two part calcium and buffer supplement in order to maintain a calcium level of 400-450 ppm and dKH of 8-12. They will benefit from the addition of zooplankton. 

$89.99
Approx Purchase Size: 11/2" to 2"

Tank Raised
Orange Montipora Digitata

Actual color, not touched up
 We would have to say this is one of the easiest species of SPS to keep. It comes in a range of colors and shapes in addition to not being too finicky, so it is one of the few that will do well. evem in a tank otherwise populated by an assortment of softies. Montipora Digitata is a small polyp stony (SPS) coral also referred to as either Velvet Branch, or Velvet Finger Coral. Montipora is peaceful and can be placed in close proximity to other similar peaceful corals in the reef aquarium. For the SPS family they are particularly hardy and fast growing for aquarists, warranting their great popularity. Symbiotic algae zooxanthellae are hosted within this organism. It likes to eat filter feeding invert food, brine shrimp, micro-plankton a few times per week. For continued good health, it will also require the addition of calcium, strontium, and other trace elements to the water. It will require medium lighting, (power compacts, VHO, or halides) , combined with medium water movement within the aquarium. Note:
An important thing to remember with Montipora's of all types is to gradually adapt them from lower to higher light conditions (place lower in the system for the first few weeks to avoid bleaching (loss of zooxanthellae), and slowly move them up.

$49.99
Approx Purchase Size: 1" to 11/2"

Tank Raised
Purple Montipora Digitata
nice and fuzzy too!
Actual color, not touched up
 We would have to say this is one of the easiest species of SPS to keep. It comes in a range of colors and shapes in addition to not being too finicky, so it is one of the few that will do well. evem in a tank otherwise populated by an assortment of softies.Montipora Digitata is a small polyp stony (SPS) coral also referred to as either Velvet Branch, or Velvet Finger Coral. Montipora is peaceful and can be placed in close proximity to other similar peaceful corals in the reef aquarium. For the SPS family they are particularly hardy and fast growing for aquarists, warranting their great popularity. Symbiotic algae zooxanthellae are hosted within this organism. It likes to eat filter feeding invert food, brine shrimp, micro-plankton a few times per week. For continued good health, it will also require the addition of calcium, strontium, and other trace elements to the water. It will require medium lighting, (power compacts, VHO, or halides) , combined with medium water movement within the aquarium. Note:
An important thing to remember with Montipora's of all types is to gradually adapt them from lower to higher light conditions (place lower in the system for the first few weeks to avoid bleaching (loss of zooxanthellae), and slowly move them up.

$49.99
Approx Purchase Size: 1" to 11/2"

 Tank Raised
  Purple Montipora capicornis

  These aquacultured purple caps are at least 3rd generation tank raised. For the SPS family they are particularly hardy and fast growing. That, along with their sheer beauty, warrants their great popularity. Quite peaceful, it can be placed in close proximity to other similar peaceful corals in the reef aquarium. In an aquarium lit by metal halides, Montipora Corals should be kept in a mid to low position, and under other lighting they should be kept in a mid to high position. To bring out the most intense coloration of this coral, we recommend metal halide lighting. For continued good health, they will require the addition of a two part calcium and buffer supplement in order to maintain a calcium level of 400-450 ppm and dKH of 8-12. They will benefit from the addition of zooplankton. 

$59.99
Approx Purchase Size: 1" to 11/2"

Tank Raised 
Orange Montipora capicornis

  These aquacultured orange caps are just gorgeous! They are at least 3rd generation tank raised. For the SPS family they are particularly hardy and fast growing. That, along with their sheer beauty, warrants their great popularity. Quite peaceful, it can be placed in close proximity to other similar peaceful corals in the reef aquarium. In an aquarium lit by metal halides, Montipora Corals should be kept in a mid to low position, and under other lighting they should be kept in a mid to high position. To bring out the most intense coloration of this coral, we recommend metal halide lighting. For continued good health, they will require the addition of a two part calcium and buffer supplement in order to maintain a calcium level of 400-450 ppm and dKH of 8-12. They will benefit from the addition of zooplankton. 

$59.99
Approx Purchase Size: 1" to 11/2"

  Tank Raised
Emerald Green Montipora capicornis



  These aquacultured beautiful green caps are at least 3rd generation tank raised. For the SPS family they are particularly hardy and fast growing. That, along with their sheer beauty, warrants their great popularity. Quite peaceful, it can be placed in close proximity to other similar peaceful corals in the reef aquarium. In an aquarium lit by metal halides, Montipora Corals should be kept in a mid to low position, and under other lighting they should be kept in a mid to high position. To bring out the most intense coloration of this coral, we recommend metal halide lighting. For continued good health, they will require the addition of a two part calcium and buffer supplement in order to maintain a calcium level of 400-450 ppm and dKH of 8-12. They will benefit from the addition of zooplankton. 

$49.99
Approx Purchase Size: 1" to 11/2"

  Tank Raised Pink
Pocillopora Damicornis
Pocillopora Sp.

Pocillopora is one of the easier to maintain SPS corals
Pocillopora coral has multiple, concave spores covering its calcified frame. Because of its appearance, it is also known as Bowl, Cauliflower, Cluster, or Lacey Coral. These corals are some of the most sought after with longer hairy polyps that are green with pink tips and differ from the coloration of the coral itself which is primarily yellow. Pocillopora damicornis is peaceful and can be placed in close proximity to other similar peaceful corals in the reef aquarium. Aquacultured Pink and Green Pocillopora damicornis is one of the easier to maintain SPS corals and grows rapidly in the established reef aquarium. It will require medium lighting combined with a medium water movement within the aquarium. For continued good health, it will also require the addition of calcium, strontium, and other trace elements to the water.The Pink and Green Pocillopora damicornis Coral will thrive in a variety of lighting conditions, ranging from power compacts, VHO, and T-5's up to the more intense metal halides. Alter its position in the aquarium depending on the lighting, and provide at least 3 watts per gallon using one of the lighting systems mentioned above.It will also benefit from additional food fed weekly in the form of micro-plankton or foods designed for filter feeding invertebrates. Approximate Purchase Size: 1-1/2" to 2" Advanced Aquarist Species

$39.99

  Tank Raised
Rainbow Pocillopora
Pocillopora Sp.

Pocillopora is one of the easier to maintain SPS corals
Rainbow Pocillopora coral is a rare form of Pocillopora we have added to our aquacultured stock recently because of its shear beauty! Coloration includes orange, green, yellow, and pink all on the same coral! Because of its appearance, it is also known as Bowl, Cauliflower, Cluster, or Lacey Coral. These corals are some of the most sought after with longer hairy polyps that are green with pink tips and differ from the coloration of the coral itself which is primarily yellow. Pocillopora damicornis is peaceful and can be placed in close proximity to other similar peaceful corals in the reef aquarium. Aquacultured Pink and Green Pocillopora damicornis is one of the easier to maintain SPS corals and grows rapidly in the established reef aquarium. It will require medium lighting combined with a medium water movement within the aquarium. For continued good health, it will also require the addition of calcium, strontium, and other trace elements to the water.The Pink and Green Pocillopora damicornis Coral will thrive in a variety of lighting conditions, ranging from power compacts, VHO, and T-5's up to the more intense metal halides. Alter its position in the aquarium depending on the lighting, and provide at least 3 watts per gallon using one of the lighting systems mentioned above.It will also benefit from additional food fed weekly in the form of micro-plankton or foods designed for filter feeding invertebrates. Approximate Purchase Size: 1-1/2" to 2" Advanced Aquarist Species

$59.99

Tank Raised Purple Peachfuzz
Staghorn Acropora

Actual color, not touched up

The Purple Peachfuzz Staghorn Coral is a very fast growing coral that will grow long and slender branches that will in time resemble the antlers of a deer. These are very beautiful corals with a deep purple color and fuzzy pollyps throughout. The polyps give the Purple Peachfuzz a fuzzy appearance when fully expanded. The growth rate of the Purple Peachfuzz Staghorn is very fast and adapts well to a variety of lighting conditions.The Acropora Staghorn Coral prefers a moderately high light level combined with strong, intermittent water current within the aquarium. For continued good health, it will require the addition of supplemental calcium, strontium, and other trace elements to the water.These aquacultured corals are fragmented from corals that have been raised in captivity for at least 3 or 4 generations.Being fully encrusted, it enables them to ship better with less stress when compared to newly fragmented corals.They will thrive in a variety of lighting conditions, ranging from power compacts, VHO, T-5's up to the more intense metal halides. Alter their position in the aquarium depending on the lighting, and provide at least 3 watts per gallon using one of the lighting systems mentioned above.It will also benefit from additional food fed weekly in the form of micro-plankton or foods designed for filter feeding invertebrates.Approximate Purchase Size: 1-1/2" to 2"
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$39.99

 Tank Raised
Roscoe's Blue Acropora Coral
Acropora sp

This acro is just awesome!!!
The Roscoe's Blue Acropora is a beautiful species that is aquacultured in the USA. The body of the coral is green, with deep blue growth tips. The polyps are a dark green in coloration, but may change depending upon its environment. This is a very fast growing species of Acropora coral. The Roscoe's Blue Acropora will thrive in a variety of lighting conditions, ranging from compact fluorescent, VHO and T-5, up to the more intense metal halides. Alter their position in the aquarium depending on the lighting, and provide at least 5 watts per gallon using one of the lighting systems mentioned above. Corect lighting combined with strong, intermittent water current within the aquarium, will help in maximizing its growth rate. For continued good health, it will require the addition of supplemental calcium, strontium, and other trace elements to the water.These aquacultured corals are fragmented from corals that have been raised in captivity for at least 3 or 4 generations. They are not fragmented from wild harvested corals; which makes them hardier than their wild counterparts. Being fully encrusted, it enables them to ship better with less stress when compared to newly fragmented corals.It will also benefit from additional food fed weekly in the form of micro-plankton or foods designed for filter feeding invertebrates.Approximate purchase size 11/2"-2"
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$69.99

  Tank Raised
  Poker Star Montipora Danea

Give the Poker Star Montipora Dana a lot of light and it will glow in the dark! It has a deep Blue/Purple Base with Bright Flourescent Green Polyps. A favorite of SPS enthusiasts world wide, this hard to find Montipora is usually only available as frags from private reef tanks, but we have been growing a few for a while and now have a limited availability.

Like most Montipora, the Pokerstar Danae is rather easy to keep and very colorful as long as you have intense lighting and good water flow. This photo is under 400 watt Ushio 20K bulbs. Quite peaceful, it can be placed in close proximity to other similar peaceful corals in the reef aquarium. In an aquarium lit by metal halides, Montipora Corals should be kept in a mid to low position, and under other lighting they should be kept in a mid to high position. To bring out the most intense coloration of this coral, we recommend metal halide lighting. For continued good health, they will require the addition of a two part calcium and buffer supplement in order to maintain a calcium level of 400-450 ppm and dKH of 8-12. They will benefit from the addition of zooplankton. 
Approximate Purchase Size: 1"


$79.99
 

Tank Raised
Turquoise
Staghorn Acropora
Acropora abrolhensis

Actual color, not touched up.
The Turquoise Acropora Staghorn Coral is a very fast growing coral that will grow long and slender branches that will in time resemble the antlers of a deer. These are very beautiful corals with a deep turquoise color on the base, and a much lighter blue coloration on its growth tips. The growth rate of this Turquoise Acropora Staghorn is very fast and adapts well to a variety of lighting conditions.The Acropora Staghorn Coral prefers a moderately high light level combined with strong, intermittent water current within the aquarium. For continued good health, it will require the addition of supplemental calcium, strontium, and other trace elements to the water.These aquacultured corals are fragmented from corals that have been raised in captivity for at least 3 or 4 generations.Being fully encrusted, it enables them to ship better with less stress when compared to newly fragmented corals.They will thrive in a variety of lighting conditions, ranging from power compacts, VHO, T-5's up to the more intense metal halides. Alter their position in the aquarium depending on the lighting, and provide at least 3 watts per gallon using one of the lighting systems mentioned above.It will also benefit from additional food fed weekly in the form of micro-plankton or foods designed for filter feeding invertebrates.Approximate Purchase Size: 1-1/2" to 2"
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$49.99

Tank Raised
Blue Tortuosa Acropora
Acropora Tortuosa

Actual color, not touched up.
The Rainbow Tortuosa Coral is an extremely popular coral in the industry because of its beauty. An incredible rainbow of beautiful colors this acropora grows in a branchy form with multiple long branches. The Blue tortuosa Coral prefers a moderately high light level combined with strong intermittent water current within the aquarium. For continued good health, it will require the addition of upplemental calcium, strontium, and other trace elements to the water.These aquacultured corals are fragmented from corals that have been raised in captivity for at least 3 or 4 generations. They are not fragmented from wild harvested corals; which makes them hardier than their wild counterparts. Being fully encrusted, it enables them to ship better with less stress when compared to newly fragmented corals.They will thrive in a variety of lighting conditions, ranging from power compacts, VHO and T-5, up to the more intense metal halides. Alter their position in the aquarium depending on the lighting, and provide at least 3 watts per gallon using one of the lighting systems mentioned above.It will also benefit from additional food fed weekly in the form of micro-plankton or foods designed for filter feeding invertebrates.Approximate purchase size 11/2"-2" Advanced Aquarist Species

$59.99

Tank Raised
Rainbow Tortuosa Acropora
Acropora Tortuosa

This acro is the bomb! Very Very Rare.
Extremely hard to get your hands on!
The Rainbow Tortuosa Coral is an extremely beaufiul coral. An incredible rainbow of beautiful colors, this acropora grows in a branchy form with multiple long branches. The Rainbow tortuosa Coral prefers a moderately high light level combined with strong intermittent water current within the aquarium. For continued good health, it will require the addition of upplemental calcium, strontium, and other trace elements to the water.These aquacultured corals are fragmented from corals that have been raised in captivity for at least 3 or 4 generations. They are not fragmented from wild harvested corals; which makes them hardier than their wild counterparts. Being fully encrusted, it enables them to ship better with less stress when compared to newly fragmented corals.They will thrive in a variety of lighting conditions, ranging from power compacts, VHO and T-5, up to the more intense metal halides. Alter their position in the aquarium depending on the lighting, and provide at least 3 watts per gallon using one of the lighting systems mentioned above.It will also benefit from additional food fed weekly in the form of micro-plankton or foods designed for filter feeding invertebrates.Approximate purchase size 11/2"-2" Advanced Aquarist Species

$69.99

  Tank Raised Sunset Millepora
Acropora Millepora

Actual color, not touched up
Sunset Acropora Millepora Coral resembles the antlers of a deer, and when extended, the polyps give the coral a fuzzy appearance. It is a small polyp stony (SPS) coral, and the coloration of the polyps are a very pretty deep red to Mauve. The growth rate of the Acropora millepora, is very fast and adapts well to a variety of lighting conditions. It can also be cultured and grown into a new colony from living fragments or broken pieces. For continued good health, it will require the addition of supplemental calcium, strontium, and other trace elements to the water. These aquacultured corals are fragmented from corals that have been raised in captivity for many generations. They are not fragmented from wild harvested corals, which makes them hardier than their wild counterparts. They will thrive in a variety of lighting conditions, ranging from power compacts, VHO, T-5’s up to the more intense metal halides. Alter their position in the aquarium depending on the lighting, and provide at least 3 watts per gallon using one of the lighting systems mentioned above. Approximate purchase size 1".-11/2" Advanced Aquarist Species

$39.99

 Tank Raised Blue Millepora
Acropora Millepora

Actual color, not touched up
Blue Acropora Millepora Coral resembles the antlers of a deer, and when extended, the polyps give the coral a fuzzy appearance. It is a small polyp stony (SPS) coral, and the coloration of the polyps are a very pretty deep red to Mauve. The growth rate of the Acropora millepora, is very fast and adapts well to a variety of lighting conditions. It can also be cultured and grown into a new colony from living fragments or broken pieces. For continued good health, it will require the addition of supplemental calcium, strontium, and other trace elements to the water. These aquacultured corals are fragmented from corals that have been raised in captivity for many generations. They are not fragmented from wild harvested corals, which makes them hardier than their wild counterparts. They will thrive in a variety of lighting conditions, ranging from power compacts, VHO, T-5’s up to the more intense metal halides. Alter their position in the aquarium depending on the lighting, and provide at least 3 watts per gallon using one of the lighting systems mentioned above. Approximate purchase size 1".-11/2" Advanced Aquarist Species

$49.99

 Tank Raised Green Millepora
Acropora Millepora

Actual color, not touched up
Bright Green Acropora Millepora Coral resembles the antlers of a deer, and when extended, the polyps give the coral a fuzzy appearance. It is a small polyp stony (SPS) coral, and the coloration of the polyps are a very pretty deep red to Mauve. The growth rate of the Acropora millepora, is very fast and adapts well to a variety of lighting conditions. It can also be cultured and grown into a new colony from living fragments or broken pieces. For continued good health, it will require the addition of supplemental calcium, strontium, and other trace elements to the water. These aquacultured corals are fragmented from corals that have been raised in captivity for many generations. They are not fragmented from wild harvested corals, which makes them hardier than their wild counterparts. They will thrive in a variety of lighting conditions, ranging from power compacts, VHO, T-5’s up to the more intense metal halides. Alter their position in the aquarium depending on the lighting, and provide at least 3 watts per gallon using one of the lighting systems mentioned above. Approximate purchase size 1".-11/2" Advanced Aquarist Species

$49.99

 Tank Raised Acropora 
Blue Green Enchinata
Acropora Echinata

Actual color, not touched up
Acropora Enchinata is composed of sometimes intertwined, bottlebrush branches. Secondary branchlets are fine and uniform. There is no distinction between axial and incipient axial corallites. Radial corallites are short and tubular or pocket shaped, indistinct or absent. Colors range from a cream or white, with blue or purple branchlet tips (which may photograph pink to red). Occasionally the entire branches may become entirely blue This species grows rapidly under the right conditions. The dayglow blue coloration will intensify under bright lighting. One of the faster growing in the acropora family, it can also be cultured and grown into a new colony from living fragments or broken pieces, if conditions are ideal. Enchinata prefers a moderately high light level combined with a strong intermittent water current within the aquarium. For continued good health, it will require the addition of supplemental calcium, strontium, and other trace elements to the water. Aquacultured Acropora Enchinata will thrive in a variety of lighting conditions, ranging from power compacts, VHO, T-5’s up to the more intense metal halides. Alter the position in the aquarium depending on the lighting, and provide at least 5 watts per gallon using one of the systems mentioned above. Approximate purchase size 1".-11/2" Advanced Aquarist Species

$49.99

  Tank Raised Acropora 
Aqua Delight
Acropora louisette

Actual color, not touched up
Acropora Loisetteae is a favorite among reef aquarium owners because of its beauty and growth rate. This color variety is fluorescent green with purple and green tips. The parent colony of these coral frags was collected in Bali and was quarantined and given a health inspection before being propagated. For optimum coloration the Aqua Delight should be given a high light level (at least 5 watts per gallon) by metal halide lighting combined with strong intermittent water current within the aquarium. For continued good health, it will also require the addition of calcium, strontium, and other trace elements to the water. While it does not require additional food to maintain its health in the reef aquarium, it will feed on micro-plankton and foods designed for filter feeding invertebrates. It comes attached to a small piece of live rock. Approximate purchase size 1".-11/2" Advanced Aquarist Species

$49.99

 Tank Raised  Acropora
Midnight Blue Tenuis

Actual color, not touched up
Acropora Tenuis is made up of colonies or clumps, usually with neat evenly spaced delicate branchlets, but branchlets may be irregular and prostrate. Axial corallites are long and tubular. Radial corallites are arranged in a neat rosette and have slightly flaring lips. Tenuis is found in yellow, cream, green and blue. This color variety is a beautiful Midnight Blue. The parent colony of these coral frags was collected in Fiji and was quarantined and given a health inspection before being propagated. For optimum coloration the Aqua Delight should be given a high light level (at least 5 watts per gallon) by metal halide lighting combined with strong intermittent water current within the aquarium. For continued good health, it will also require the addition of calcium, strontium, and other trace elements to the water. While it does not require additional food to maintain its health in the reef aquarium, it will feed on micro-plankton and foods designed for filter feeding invertebrates. It comes attached to a small piece of live rock. Approximate purchase size 1".-11/2" Advanced Aquarist Species


$49.99

 Tank Raised Pink Bird Nest
Seriatopora hystrix

Actual color, not touched up
Colour: Pink, less commonly cream, blue or green.
Colonies may form extensive stands. Branches are thin and tapered to a point, hence they have a needle-like appearance. These may be either widely spaced or compact, up to 150 millimetres long, and usually fuse in an irregular manner. Colonies with short thick branches are normally found in habitats exposed to wave action. Corallites are arranged in neat rows along branches. Polyps are not extended during the day. This is a relatively fast growing species, and because of its delicate branches, care should be taken in the placement of the coral in order to protect it from physical damage. The Pink Thin Branch Birdsnest coral requires moderate lighting ranging from power compacts, VHO, T-5's up to the more intense metal halides. Provide at least 3 watts per gallon. For continued good health, it will also require the addition of calcium, strontium, and other trace elements to the water. While it does not require additional food to maintain its health in the reef aquarium, it will feed on micro-plankton and foods designed for filter feeding invertebrates. It comes attached to a small piece of live rock. Similar species: Seriatopora caliendrum, which has thicker branches which do not taper.
Approximate purchase size 1".-11/2"
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$34.99

 Tank Raised Picasso Acropora
Purple Tips and Bright Green Polyps

Acropora Insignis

Actual color, not touched up
A favorite among collectors, the Picasso Acropora Coral has branches which grow in compact irregular clusters. This color variety is fluorescent green with purple tips. The parent colony of these coral frags was collected in Fiji and was quarantined and given a health inspection before being propagated. For optimum coloration the Picasso Acropora Coral requires a high light level (at least 5 watts per gallon) by metal halide lighting combined with strong intermittent water current within the aquarium. For continued good health, it will also require the addition of calcium, strontium, and other trace elements to the water. While it does not require additional food to maintain its health in the reef aquarium, it will feed on micro-plankton and foods designed for filter feeding invertebrates. It comes attached to a small piece of live rock. Approximate purchase size 1".-11/2" Advanced Aquarist Species

$39.99 

 Tank Raised
Blue Monster
Acropora
Acropora Granulosa

Actual color, not touched up
Also called Bottle Brush or Bushy Acropora, like it's name implies, as it grows, it will grow into a shape resembling a brush.. Acropora Granulosa colonies are semi-circular horizontal plates, usually less than one metre across. Plates are composed of regularly spaced horizontal branches with short inclined branchlets composed mostly of one or more axial and incipient axial corallites. Radial corallites are small and pocket-like.A simply beautiful Acro that is either purple or blue and bright white in color. This species grows rapidly under the right conditions. The coloration will intensify under bright lighting. One of the faster growing in the acropora family, it can also be cultured and grown into a new colony from living fragments or broken pieces, if conditions are ideal. Granulosa prefers a moderately high light level combined with a strong intermittent water current within the aquarium. For continued good health, it will require the addition of supplemental calcium, strontium, and other trace elements to the water. The aquacultured Acropora Granulosa will thrive in a variety of lighting conditions, ranging from power compacts, VHO, T-5’s up to the more intense metal halides. Alter the position in the aquarium depending on the lighting, and provide at least 5 watts per gallon using one of the systems mentioned above. Approximate purchase size 1".-11/2" Advanced Aquarist Species

$49.99

 Tank Raised Green Bali Slimer
Staghorn Acropora
Acropora Yongei

Actual color, not touched up 
The Beautiful Green Bali Slimer has a very fuzzy appearance when the polyps are fully expanded. Called a Staghorn Acropora because this variety resembles a Deers Antlers.This species produces a large amount of mucous when disturbed by neighboring corals or by touch. It is a very fast growing species under the right conditions.The growth rate of this Green Bali Slimer is much more rapid than most of the other corals found in an established reef aquarium. It can also be cultured and grow into a new colony from living fragments or broken pieces, if conditions are ideal. It prefers a moderate to high light level combined with a strong alternating water current within the aquarium.This coral has proven to be very adaptable to lighting conditions. Does not need 400W MH lighting but strong actinic supplementation really make it “pop-out”. For continued good health, it will require the addition of supplemental calcium, strontium, and other trace elements to the water.The symbiotic algae zooxanthellae are hosted within its body, so it receives the majority of its nutritional requirements from photosynthesis. While it does not require additional food to maintain its health in the reef aquarium, it will feed on micro-plankton or foods designed for filter feeding invertebrates. Approximate purchase size 1".-11/2" Advanced Aquarist Species

$39.99 

 Tank Raised Bali
Purple TriColor Acropora


Actual color, not touched up 
Look at the spectacular coloration and form of this beauty originally from a reef around the island of Bali. Now, 4th generation, it is exquisitely colored. The more intense the lighting, the more deeply colored the Bali Tricolor becomes. A rare beauty, this coral likes high intensity light and strong current. Tank raised colonies are kept 14” below 250W 10KK Ushio metal halide lighting. Under great conditions they are developing intense purple coloration over the entire body surface. Perhaps it should be called a bicolor (purple with green polyps). The coral needs moderate to intense light to develop the purple over its entire surface. Purple branches can be maintained in weak to moderate lighting. It can also be cultured and grown into a new colony from living fragments or broken pieces, if conditions are ideal. For continued good health, it will require the addition of supplemental calcium, strontium, and other trace elements to the water. The Purple Tri-color will thrive in a variety of lighting conditions, ranging from power compacts, VHO, T-5's up to the more intense metal halides. Alter their position in the aquarium depending on the lighting, and provide at least 5 watts per gallon using one of the lighting systems mentioned above. The symbiotic algae zooxanthellae are hosted within its body, so it receives the majority of its nutritional requirements from photosynthesis. While it does not require additional food to maintain its health in the reef aquarium, it will feed on micro-plankton or foods designed for filter feeding invertebrates. Approximate purchase size 1".-11/2"
Advanced Aquarist Species

$59.99

Tank Raised Miami Orchid
Staghorn Acropora


Actual color, not touched up
The Miami Orchid Staghorn is a very fast growing species of Acropora. When its polyps are extended, it is very fuzzy in appearance. The growth tips of this Acropora are purple, or orchid in color.The Miami Orchid Staghorn will thrive in a variety of lighting conditions, ranging from power compacts, VHO and T-5, up to the more intense metal halides. Alter their position in the aquarium depending on the lighting, and provide at least 3 watts per gallon using one of the lighting systems mentioned above. It can also be cultured and grown into a new colony from living fragments or broken pieces, if conditions are ideal. For continued good health, it will require the addition of supplemental calcium, strontium, and other trace elements to the water. The symbiotic algae zooxanthellae are hosted within its body, so it receives the majority of its nutritional requirements from photosynthesis. While it does not require additional food to maintain its health in the reef aquarium, it will feed on micro-plankton or foods designed for filter feeding invertebrates. Approximate purchase size 1".-11/2"
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$34.99

Tank Raised Acropora
Atlantis Purple Simplex

Actual color, not touched up 
Another beauty out of Phonopae. Aquacultured for the past year. This species grows rapidly under the right conditions. The coloration will intensify under bright lighting. It can also be cultured and grown into a new colony from living fragments or broken pieces, if conditions are ideal. They prefer a moderately high light level combined with strong intermittent water currents within the aquarium. For continued good health, it will require the addition of supplemental calcium, strontium, and other trace elements to the water. These aquacultured corals are fragmented from corals that have been raised in captivity for at least 3 or 4 generations. They are not fragmented from wild, harvested corals, making them hardier than their wild counterparts. Being fully encrusted, it enables them to ship better with less stress when compared to newly fragmented corals. They will thrive in a variety of lighting conditions, ranging from power compacts, VHO, T-5's up to the more intense metal halides. Alter their position in the aquarium depending on the lighting, and provide at least 3 watts per gallon using one of the lighting systems mentioned above. It will also benefit from additional food fed weekly in the form of micro-plankton or foods designed for filter feeding invertebrates. Approximate purchase size 1".-11/2"
Advanced Aquarist Species

$49.99

Tank Raised German Blue Polyp
Montipora Digitata!
This is a highly sought after rare SPS Coral

Actual color, not touched up 
The German Blue Polyp Digitata Coral is a small polyp stony (SPS) coral often referred to as Velvet Branch, or Velvet Finger Coral. Aquacultured Montipora is one of the easier to maintain SPS corals and grows rapidly in the established reef aquarium. Montipora corals come in a vast variety of forms and colors, but this variety has blue polyps when illuminated with 20,000K's or maintained with Actinics in the reef aquarium. This German Blue Polyp Digitata Coral is a fast growing variety that is multibranching, peaceful and can be placed in close proximity to other similar peaceful corals in the reef aquarium. It will require medium lighting combined with a medium water movement within the aquarium. For continued good health, it will also require the addition of calcium, strontium, and other trace elements to the water.They will thrive in a variety of lighting conditions, ranging from power compacts, VHO, T-5’s up to the more intense metal halides. Alter their position in the aquarium depending on the lighting, and provide at least 3 watts per gallon using one of the lighting systems mentioned above.It will also benefit from additional food fed weekly in the form of micro-plankton or foods designed for filter feeding invertebrates. Approximate purchase size 1".-11/2"
Advanced Aquarist Species

$39.99

 Tank Raised Blue Polyping
Staghorn Acropora

Actual color, not touched up 
The German Blue Polyping Acropora, is tank raised by Oceans Reefs and Aquariums. This staghorn Acropora is a unique small polyp stony (SPS) coral. The growth rate of the German Blue Polyping Acro beauty is very fast and adapts well to a variety of lighting conditions. Under intense lighting this coral will be bright lime green with very distinct blue polyps. However, if housed under lower lighting it will be a darker green with less distinct blue polyps. It can also be cultured and grown into a new colony from living fragments or broken pieces, if conditions are ideal. For continued good health, the German Green with Blue Polyp Acropora will require the addition of supplemental calcium, strontium, and other trace elements to the water.These aquacultured corals are fragmented from corals that have been raised in captivity for at least 3 or 4 generations. Being fully encrusted, it enables them to ship better with less stress when compared to newly fragmented corals. They will thrive in a variety of lighting conditions, ranging from power compacts, VHO, T-5's up to the more intense metal halides. Alter their position in the aquarium depending on the lighting, and provide at least 3 watts per gallon using one of the lighting systems mentioned above. It will also benefit from additional food fed weekly in the form of micro-plankton or foods designed for filter feeding invertebrates. Approximate purchase size 1".-11/2"
Advanced Aquarist Species

$59.99

    Tank Raised
Acropora Tricolor Valida

Actual color, not touched up

Acropora Valida has thin evenly spaced branches forming a circular table. The parent colony of these coral frags was collected in Bali, Indonesia at a depth of about 20-30 feet and then quarantined and given a health inspection before being propagated.The Aquacultured Tricolor Valida Acropora Coral prefers a moderately high light level combined with a strong intermittent water current within the aquarium. For continued good health, it will require the addition of supplemental calcium, strontium, and other trace elements to the water. Valida Tri-color Acropora Corals will thrive in a variety of lighting conditions, ranging from power compacts, VHO, T-5's up to the more intense metal halides. Alter their position in the aquarium depending on the lighting, and provide at least 5 watts per gallon using one of the lighting systems mentioned above. The symbiotic algae zooxanthellae are hosted within its body, so it receives the majority of its nutritional requirements from photosynthesis. While it does not require additional food to maintain its health in the reef aquarium, it will feed on micro-plankton or foods designed for filter feeding invertebrates. The Valida Tri-color Coral frags are mounted on a composite plug that can be affixed to live rock anywhere in the aquarium with gel super glue or epoxy.
 Approx Purchase Size: 1"- 11/2"
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$49.99

 Tank Raised Acropora Nana

Actual color, not touched up 
This attractive acro is found on reefs with good water movement and, presumably, intense light. The parent colony is from Fiji, from approximately 25 foot defpth. Acropora Nana's colonies are compact clumps of long, non-tapering, straight, equidistant branches radiating from a solid base. Axial corallites are tubular with rounded margins. Tank raised in captivity ,they are not fragmented from wild harvested corals; which makes them hardier than their wild counterparts. They will thrive in a variety of lighting conditions, ranging from power compacts, VHO and T-5, up to the more intense metal halides. Alter their position in the aquarium depending on the lighting, and provide at least 3 watts per gallon using one of the lighting systems mentioned above.  As an Advanced Aquarist item with special needs , it can not be guaranteed after arrival. Approximate purchase size 1".-11/2"Advanced Aquarist Species
$39.99

 Tank Raised Blue Tipped
Emerald Green Staghorn Coral

Actual color, not touched up 
The Blue tipped Emerald Green Staghorn Acropora Coral has slender, straight branches and, when fully grown, resembles a Deers Antlers. This color variety has a emerald green base with bright blue to purple tips. The parent colony these coral frags was collected in Fiji at a depth of about 45-55 feet and was quarantined and given a health inspection before being propagated.One of the faster growing in the acropora family, it can also be cultured and grown into a new colony from living fragments or broken pieces, if conditions are ideal. The Blue tipped Emerald Green Staghorn Acropora Coral prefers a high light level of at least 5 watts per gallon provided by metal halide lighting combined with strong intermittent water current within the aquarium. Acropora prefer a moderately strong intermittent water current within the aquarium. For continued good health, it will require the addition of supplemental calcium, strontium, and other trace elements to the water. Approximate purchase size 1".-11/2"Advanced Aquarist Species

$39.99

 Over 100 Tank Raised SPS Frags

Over 100 SPS frags, varied Acropora, Seriatapora, Stylophora, and Montipora
We pick the frags! You get a great deal....
Med to High Lighting (VHO, compacts, Recommend Halide with VHO actinics)
Medium to strong water current
Low aggression
Photosynthetic, no direct food required, Phytoplankton does accelerate growth and color
Recommended to moderate through advanced hobbyist.


1 for $16.99 each
6 or more $14.99 each

Advanced Aquarist Species: We guarantee that ALL aquariam species offered will arrive alive and in good condition. However, because of the increased level of care required for this particular species, it has been designated as "Advanced Aquarist Species," (R) and we cannot guarantee it after arrival. 

 WE WANT YOUR CORALS TO GROW - NOT JUST STAY ALIVE

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Why Phytoplankton:
Phytoplankton is very important to marine life. It is the primary producers in the ocean. Crucial to the development and survival of most, if not all marine animals . But what is phytoplankton? It is just a fancy word for tiny floating plants (such as diatoms and dinoflagellates), which serve the same role in the food chains of the oceans as grass and shrubs serve on land; namely small things eat them. Many coral reef animals feed directly on phytoplankton. Some essential nutrients provided by phytoplankton cannot be synthesized by animals, and therefore are extremely important components of a healthy diet.
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Photos are representative of each species. Each animal is unique and variations should be expected.

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Note: Lighting and coloration of corals: Please note not all corals from our tanks and lighting will look the same when they are in your tanks. Everybody's tanks have different lighting setups, spectrums, combinations, etc. Aquatic connection's tanks are lit by 400 watt 20K Halide bulbs. We use these bulbs because it provides the perfect balance of natural white light along with the deeper actinic blue that corals need to bring out the correct colors and to thrive off of. If your tank consists of all daylight (10K's, 65K's etc.) with minimal actinic lighting, your not going to get as many of the vibrant true colors from your corals as you would with the correct lighting combination. If you need better descriptions of corals please feel free to contact us.