The Benefits of Coral Foods

One of the tricky parts of raising live corals in a saltwater aquarium is providing the right combinations of foods to keep the polyps alive and healthy. For many coral aquarists, feeding time meant thawing out messy frozen foods and maintaining a schedule of feedings that range from brine shrimp and phyto to krill, plus additions of amino and other elements to keep the corals happy. However, with the arrival of Fauna Marin’s pre-made coral foods in North America, feeding time in the aquarium just got a whole lot easier.

Why Feed Specialty Foods to Corals?

Owners of coral colonies have two main reasons to use specialty foods in their aquariums: to keep the coral alive and healthy, and to bring out the gorgeous colors that are so much a part of the best coral colonies. If all goes well, the coral will even grow, further enhancing the overall aquarium setup.

Actual feeding of coral colonies is a two stage affair. First, you have to attract the attention of the colony enough to get them…

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