Placement of Corals - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 2 Old 12-09-2008, 11:28 PM Thread Starter
New Member
Placement of Corals

I plan on setting up a reef tank (currently have a FOWLR) and I am just looking for some general information regarding placement of corals. I don't know much about corals and am doing my research right now, but can somebody tell me how far apart corals are supposed to be placed from one another? As far as I know, corals can fight amongst themselves, thus how much space should one leave between 2 different corals?

What if it is the same coral, but just different colonies (let's say I get 2 button polyps from different sources) - can I place them close together or will they fight amongst themselves as well?

Would it be best to leave 1 coral per rock? If so, can't the coral just spread to other rocks? Also what I don't understand is how I often see pictures with corals packed together in a nano tank and the tank seems to be thriving.

Thanks for any help.
karaim is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 Old 12-10-2008, 04:39 PM
Coral placement all depends on what type of coral it is.

In your example, it is fine to have two button polyps (zoas) right next to each other. I have 5 different kinds all in a corner.

Some corals can sting, some can't, some will overgrow others, so will nuke others... it all depends on the corals.
Cody is offline  

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
placement noiDEAL Freshwater and Tropical Fish 2 12-19-2009 03:27 AM
placement onefish2fish Saltwater Aquarium Equipment 10 08-16-2008 07:15 AM
Powerhead Placement Bandit4575` Saltwater Aquarium Equipment 6 08-06-2008 10:02 AM
Heater Placement bigk_54 Freshwater Aquarium Equipment 4 04-08-2008 11:45 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome