Coral Eye Candy, Vol. 1

For the first installment of Coral Eye Candy, we bring to you some absolutely stunning macro and extreme macro photos. In addition, you’ll find brief care requirements if you’re interested in keeping anything shown below in your reef aquarium. Enjoy!

Event Horizon Acanthophyllia
Lighting: Medium (50-150 PAR)
Flow: Low
Feeding: Benefits from direct feeding.
Event Horizon Acanthophyllia

Blue Lava Lamp Discosoma Mushroom
Lighting: Tolerates wide variety, low to high (30 to more than 150 PAR).
Flow: Low
Feeding: No supplemental feeding needed.
Blue Lava Lamp Discosoma

Purple & Green Hybrid Hammer
Lighting: Tolerates wide variety, low to high (30 to more than 150 PAR).
Flow: Moderate to strong
Feeding: Largely photosynthetic, but can benefit from direct feeding.
Purple & Green Hybrid Hammer

Ice Blue Acropora
Lighting: High (over 150 PAR)
Flow: Strong
Feeding: Largely photosynthetic, but can benefit from direct feeding.
Ice Blue Acropora

Ruby Eyed Chalice
Lighting: Medium (50-150 PAR)
Flow: Moderate
Feeding: Largely photosynthetic, but may benefit from direct feeding.
Ruby Eyed Chalice

God of War Scolymia
Lighting: Medium to high (50 to more than 150 PAR)
Flow: Low
Feeding: Largely photosynthetic, but does benefit from direct feeding.
God of War Scolymia

Voodoo Hologram Cynarina
Lighting: Medium to high (50 to more than 150 PAR)
Flow: Low
Feeding: Largely photosynthetic, but does benefit from direct feeding.
Voodoo Hologram Cynarina

Mint Chocolate Chip Acanthophyllia
Lighting: Medium (50-150 PAR)
Flow: Low
Feeding: Benefits from direct feeding.
Mint Chocolate Chip Acanthophyllia

Orange Crush Acanthastrea echinata
Lighting: Medium to high (50 to more than 150 PAR)
Flow: Low to moderate
Feeding: Photosynthetic, but regular supplemental feeding is recommended.
Orange Crush Acanthastrea echinata

Hawaiian Sticky Punch Palythoas
Lighting: Tolerates wide variety, low to high (30 to more than 150 PAR).
Flow: Moderate to strong
Feeding: Largely photosynthetic, but will usually accept supplemental feeding.
Hawaiian Sticky Punch Palythoas

If you’re interested in more information or purchasing any of these corals, look to our friends over at Tidal Gardens who captured these great shots.

Photo Credit: Ben Clark at Tidal Gardens

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About "Caribbean Chris" Aldrich

"Caribbean Chris" Aldrich is co-founder and Director of Saltwater Smarts, an avid SCUBA diver, and contributor to a live rock mariculture project in the Florida Keys. He has been an aquarium hobbyist for 20 years and his current aquarium is a 127-gallon Carib reef biotope.

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  1. Matt Bowers (Muttley000) says:

    Absolutely stunning!

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