Aquarium Coral Reefs

Class Hydrozoa

Click to learn about Fire Coral and Lace Coral
– Hydrocorals include fire corals in the Milleporidae family and lace corals in the Stylasteridae family. They are Cnidarians just like the stony corals, but are in the class Hydrozoa. They have a potent sting.
Click to learn about Mushroom Anemones
– Corallimorphs or Mushroom Anemones. Although similar to sea anemones as they have no calcerous skeleton, anatomically they more strongly resemble stony corals.

Octocorals – Soft Corals

Click to learn about Gorgonians
– Sea Fans and Sea Whips – members of the subclass Octocorallia. This group is called the Octocorals, and loosely referred to as soft corals.
Click to learn about Leather Corals
– Types of Leather Corals – Beginner Aquarium Soft Corals. They come in all sorts of attractive shapes and can be quite dynamic in the reef aquarium.
Click to learn about Soft Corals
– Types of Soft Coral in the Family Alcyoniidae. The true soft corals consist of many beautiful species that occur in all the colors of the rainbow and come in all sorts of attractive shapes.
Click to learn about Unique Octocorals
– Blue Coral, Organ Pipe Coral, Green Star Polyps, Sea Pens.

Order: Actiniaria and Ceriantharia

Click to learn about Anemones
– Watching an anemone living with a clownfish is one cool experience! Learn about aquarium care for anemones and which ones are most likely to host clownfish.

Order: Zoantharia – Zoanthus, Palythoa, Zoas

Click to learn about Zoanthids
– Button Polyps, Colonial Anemones, Sea Mats. They resemble clusters of miniature sea anemones, often growing like a mat across a hard substrate.

Stony Corals

Click to learn about Stony Corals LPS
– Large Polyp Stony Corals. These corals are generally larger calcareous corals. They have much larger fleshy polyps than those of the small polyp stony (SPS) corals.
Click to learn about Stony Corals SPS
– Small Polyp Stony Corals. The SPS corals have much smaller polyps than the LPS corals. SPS corals are usually either branching or plated.

Tridacnid Clams

Click to learn about Giant Clams
– Tridacna Clams and Hippopus Clams. Tridacna Clams and Hippopus Clams are beautiful, hardy, grow rapidly, and require little care. It is important to be well prepared for the care of your clam before actually purchasing one.

Aquarium Coral Reefs Features

Giant Green Anemone
Giant Green Anemone
Giant Green Anemone Anthopleura xanthogrammica, Sea Anemone Guide
Pink-Tipped Anemone
Pink-Tipped Anemone
Pink-Tipped Anemone, Condylactis gigantea, Florida Condylactis Guide
Condy Anemone
Condy Anemone
Condylactis Anemone, Condylactis gigantea, Giant Golden Anemone
Curlique Anemone
Curlique Anemone
Curlique Anemone, Bartholomea annulata, Corkscrew Anemone or Ringed Anemone Guide
Painted Anemone
Painted Anemone
Painted Anemone, Urticina grebelnyi Mottled Anemone Guide
White-Spotted Rose Anemone
White-Spotted Rose Anemone
White-Spotted Rose Anemone, Urticina lofotensis Strawberry Anemone Guide