The coral species available are the pride and joy of New Trio Fisheries. Housing both wild species and cultured breeds of corals, there is definitely a wide selection of corals available to suit your aquarium needs. For the cultured corals, they are painstakingly bred and nurtured by our team of dedicated researchers.
The corals available at New Trio Fisheries are divided into 3 categories:
The stony corals available are further divided into 2 categories. The Small and Large Polyp Stony corals are both available in our coral farm. These are either hobby-specific terms referring to the size of a coral’s polyp or polyps, or in the marine aquarium lexicon, they are designations for the level of difficulty in keeping these corals. Stony corals are the architects of the reef structure. They are very much characterized by the 6-fold symmetry (which means they have 6 tentacles or tentacles in multiples of 6) as well as a calcium-based skeleton. Due to the photosynthetic nature of most corals, suitable lighting and water flow is part of the requirement to keep these beauties blooming.
The smaller counter part in the stony corals family is the Small Polyp Stony corals. They are known to require intensive care and nurturing as compared to the LPS. Be it water flow, light intensity or the quality of tank water, SPS corals are considered “expert” levels and are not advisable for novice keepers.
The Large Polyp Stony corals are much easier to keep as compared to the SPS. With their large fleshy polyps, they are easily distinguish from the SPS and are much easier to keep as well. However, LPS do produce long sweeping tentacles which will sting and affect nearby corals and organisms.
Soft Corals are an order of coral breeds that do not produce calcium carbonate skeletons. They are colonies of tiny, individual polyps linked to one another, connected by a shared tissue and can look plant-like or leathery/feathery-like. Soft coral polyps have 8-fold symmetry (which means they have 8 tentacles or tentacles in multiples of 8) with stingers to capture food such as particles from dead sea creatures, planktons or even finer particles in the sea.
Certain corals are also cultured due to the protective nature of the environmental act. Therefore, culturing corals post no threats to the endangered status of some corals and in fact, are an act of sustenance of the natural environment.