Easily one of the biggest draws to a saltwater aquarium is the coral. Though they may look like rocks, or even plants, coral are actually animals distantly related to other Cnidarians, such as jellyfish. They filter feed on small particles in the water and have developed a symbiotic relationship with zooxanthellae that photosynthesize within their cells. This relationship is what gives the coral their characteristic glow and color. Keeping coral is simpler now than it ever has been before. Come in to Sandy’s to talk to our experienced saltwater geeks and set up your own reef tank today!

(And ask about joining our coral club)