View Full Version : Learning about corals

Michelle L
05/20/2006, 09:04 AM
Hi all

Anyone know of a good online resource for educating myself about different corals and sponges?


05/20/2006, 09:44 AM
right here on reef central is about the best place. Go over to the coral forum and start asking questions.


Michelle L
05/20/2006, 09:50 AM
Well, I was really more interested in reading about different characteristics of each, along with photos for comparison.

All I have really found in the forums is discussion among members who already own and propagate corals, with not many photos for comparison. I am looking for something more formal than forums. I need to start from the base level! :)

05/20/2006, 10:07 AM


Benny Z
05/20/2006, 10:31 AM
marine depot and drs foster and smith both sell an array of coral books, too.

Michelle L
05/20/2006, 10:33 AM
Thanks, everyone!

05/20/2006, 03:32 PM
Try these.




05/20/2006, 05:41 PM
I've got a couple of good books that you could borrow, The Reef Aquarium (Vol 1&2), by Delbeek and Sprung, kinda heavy reading, but a lot of good information, and also A Practical Guide to Corals For the Reef Aquarium, lots of pictures, care tips,lighting & flow requirements, etc. If interested in borrowing, let me know and I can drop them off next time i'm in B/N.

05/20/2006, 11:09 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=7403441#post7403441 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by hcs3


Notice they suggest Anthony's book to go along with Eric's.


Michelle L
05/22/2006, 05:26 AM
Schmoeger6, thank you so much for the offer of loaning your book to me. That was very kind!! But, I think I'll have to pass because I would worry about being slow to return your book in a timely fashion, and also because when I get a book for situations like this, I like to keep it on hand permanently so that I can reference it when needed. I am also yellow-highlighter happy!!

But, thank you again for the offer!!!!!!!!!!