Do you feed corals?

  • I sure that you have to feed them, but is it like with any specific? Like special foods, or ways you add it to the water or give it to them directly?


    Or do they just make due with the lighting in the water and the waste that the fish produce (like how plants work in a freshwater tank)?

    • Best Answer

    It really depends on your lighting and the corals you have. A vast majority do fine without any extra feeding, although some do better when fed if they aren’t getting enough nutrients from the light or waste that is being created in your tank. Some even do good as they are normally indirectly fed by fish who swim between them and get trapped.


    As a basic answer, is it required? No - but feeding them CAN provide them with more nutrients which will allow for them to grow and be more vibrant under a light.