Do you prefer the look of LPS (Large Calcareous/Polpy Corals) or SPS (Small Calcareous/Polpy Corals)?

Viewing a miniature coral reef within your hands can be amazing, but making sure that they are cared for is vital for them thrive and propagate.
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Do you prefer the look of LPS (Large Calcareous/Polpy Corals) or SPS (Small Calcareous/Polpy Corals)?

Post by Avery » October 27th, 2019, 6:15 pm

Out of the two major different types of hard corals that are out there, which one do you prefer to mainly be housed in your reef tank and why?

For those who may not know;
LPS corals are essentially large calcareous corals that have large fleshy polyps that have a large hard base, compared to the SPS corals that have small polyps that are on an extremely hard skeleton like base. A big difference between the two is that SPS corals have flower like looking dots that may cover the coral completely.

There are always HUGE differences when it comes to care (specifically with lighting and water current passing around them) and aggression (LPS corals will tend to attack those around them if they are in reach with a stinging like capability that they have).