Corals have a strange shape and bright color, and live corals have a strong attractiveness to each admirer.
In fact, many aquarium lovers, especially salted water biological enthusiasts, will treat corals, and many sea tank players are raising corals in the fish tank.
Raising corals is undoubtedly “tall”. There are many types of corals, and different types of corals have a large difference in breeding. Even so, most experienced coral enthusiasts have the same feeling:
It is not easy to raise corals. If you want to raise any types of corals for a long time, if you want to successfully raise it, you need a certain skills and energy.
In order to be able to experience the fun of raising corals, novices are best to choose from those more easily raised corals.
Below I will introduce some of the live corals that are easy to get started and related coral skills. I hope it will be beneficial to friends who want to know about coral maintenance.
1. Grass coral
Grass corals may be the number one darling of many farmers
Because it has not only attractive appearance, but also very easy to raise, there are many ways to buy, and there are many ways to buy.
The key is the cheap price.
Although different strains of grass corals are slightly different in appearance, it is generally composed of a cluster of star -shaped corals and emerges from the bottom of the purple.
Because grass corals have a fast breeding speed and can almost climb the bottom of the water tank, they do not need to buy too much at first.
When it grows too hard, it can be touched part of the edge of the coral to control the growth area.
If you want to raise the grass coral out of the garries, then
I suggest that you put the grass coral on a stone to let it slowly, or provide a plane to increase the contact area for its growth, then it will achieve the effect of the film. It is very beautiful.
Essence In addition, they like water flow and light, and you should also improve the light and water flow intensity in the seawater tank accordingly.
Second, leather coral
This coral is usually large and mushroom -like. Although its bottom is an inconspicuous light brown, the tentacles can show a bright green color.
Occasionally, the tentacles of leather corals have been retracted for a long time. During this time, the tentacles may apply a layer of waxy substance on the base. Don’t worry when this happens, because this is
Coral is self -cleaning.
As long as there is a proper water flow, this film will fall off, and the tentacles will soon appear.
The reason why leather corals are favored by sea tank players are rapid growth, normal light and water flow, and leather corals are growing up.
Although leather corals do not have high requirements for water flow and light, if you want to grow rapidly, appropriately increase water flow and increase light time.
Third, bubble coral
The bubble coral is named after the shape of the air bubble. Because the cute appearance of its bubbles is particularly cute, the bubble coral is undoubtedly one of the most popular coral varieties.
Of course, it should be one of the hardest stone corals that make you unexpected. The original air bubble coral life in the sea is slow in the water flow. As long as it is not directly impacted by the strong water flow, it can develop normally, and the maintenance it needs is relatively small. therefore,
When we raise bubble corals, we must pay attention to avoid washing it with hard objects to avoid hurting its fragile water bodies.
There is also an interesting phenomenon of bubble corals: at night, the bubble coral foam -shaped water -shaped water can shrink back, and the long and narrow tentacles will unfold it to capture the floating prey. Because it can endure the dim light,
Bubble corals can be placed in a lower or dark place in the tank.
Fourth, speaker coral
The speaker coral provides more colors and patterns for novice corals than other coral varieties. Although the color of the horn corals on the market will be slightly different, it is usually green or blue -green in the center of each large, horn -shaped coral block. Although the color of the edge is not conspicuous brown,
Vocal corals often reflect attractive white radiation. In addition, its skeleton is beautifully branched, and it looks like a flower ball.
The tolerance of the speaker coral is very tolerated, phase
For other stone corals introduced above, it does not have high requirements for water quality and easier to raise. However, you need to pay attention here,
The speaker coral requires brighter light to develop. Therefore, the lights of raising horn corals require high brightness lights, and it takes a long time to turn on the lights.
The four corals above are currently popular entry -level corals. Let’s take a look at the maintenance skills of corals.
Because only when raising corals can we develop and grow, and it is more ornamental.
The most important thing for raising corals is to master the quality of water.
Cowing corals requires synthetic seawater,
The salinity is between 34 and 36ppt,
You must not use tap water. Pay attention to whether you meet the standards. In addition, corals are particularly sensitive to ammonia and nitrite. In the fish tank of only fish, the short and slight surge in the concentration of ammonia or nitrite may be ignored, but it will cause a large number of corals in any coral reef tank.
Therefore, the water bodies of farming corals should be tested in advance,
The ammonia nitrogen should be in the range of <0.1 PPM, the level of nitrite should be <0.2 PPM, and the pH value should be between 8.3 and 8.4.
As the final product of nitrogen cycle, nitrate is often accumulated in the aquarium over time.
Note: The nitrate content should be controlled below 10ppm.
If the pH value or nitrate level exceeds the standard, you can simply change the water, and
It should be checked whether these parameters are normal every week.
You must have a kit to detect water quality
, Now I can buy a lot on the Internet, just buy ordinary domestic production.
Coral needs appropriate light to perform photosynthesis.
If you raise corals, you need to meet this demand by using professional coral reef aquarium lighting systems.
In addition to using the power supply light source, everyone is okay
To maximize the amount of coral light by maintaining a good water body transparency
, And the improvement of the transparency of the water body, you need to reduce the floating object in the water tank. At this time, you can
The water body is clear by installing the purifier of the seawater tank.
In addition, most tropical corals like fast water flow and
22 ～ 28 degrees Celsius
Water temperature. If you meet these maintenance standards, you can choose the corals you like from the four types I mentioned above.
Raising corals really feel tall or out of reach. In fact, leaving aside the investment of corals, it is difficult to keep corals enough to make many aquarium players daunting. However, through my introduction above, it is not difficult to see that as long as the equipment of coral is complete, it is not impossible to raise corals if it can control water quality.
I personally recommend that before raising corals, you can try sea tanks to raise seafish, so that you can help you accumulate the water quality maintenance experience of the seawater tank. When you have experience in raising seafish, come to raise the four kinds of corals I introduced above. At that time, you have both confidence and ability to raise corals.
Thank you for reading. I am a grass tank fish and shrimp. To learn more about the experience of raising fish and shrimp, stay tuned!