If you want to become a coral reefer and learn how to grow corals and how to maintain them, we will help you by listing the 6 easiest coral species to grow and maintain for beginners. Corals may seem easy to grow, but nothing is easy if you don’t know what you are doing. That’s why beginners need to study the basics first and identify the coral species that are least demanding.
In our article 11 most expensive tropical fish in the world, we have already explained that fish are usually very low maintenance. Corals are more delicate than fish because you have to devote a lot of attention to the light and nutrients they need. The beginners also want to know which coral species are most affordable and how many hours they need to spend maintaining them before they start enjoying the indescribable beauty of saltwater tanks.
What do you need to keep in mind when you are a beginner? First of all, research! If you want to have corals in your tank, you have to buy a big reef aquarium, not s saltwater aquarium. The difference between a reef aquarium and a saltwater aquarium is that in a saltwater aquarium you only have live rock, fish and invertebrates; and in a reef tank: live rock, fish, invertebrates, and corals. Experienced reef keepers say that you need to be patient, because reef tanks need a lot of attention.
You have to make sure that the lighting for corals is appropriate. Read about the type of coral you want to keep and make sure that you buy the proper lighting for your coral. For example, mushroom corals usually need regular fluorescents, but hardy corals need more light. You have to feed most of your corals, but there are also some corals which you don’t need to feed. Water flow is also important along with the water parameters. You will have to test the aquarium water so you could buy aquarium additives if needed.
In our list we will present the 6 easiest coral species to grow and maintain for beginners and explain why they are easier to maintain than other corals. We will cover the prices, some main info about water parameters and water flow needed, whether they need to be fed, they are aggressive or they can be next to other species.