GEOTHERMAL AQUACULTURE RESEARCH FOUNDATION

The SPS corals sold at GARF are hermatypic, meaning they contain symbiotic algae cells embedded in their tissue. These cells, called zooxanthellae, provide food for the coral. In exchange, the coral's waste products fertilize the algae cells. Because of this unique partnership, hermatypic corals have specific requirements in the aquarium.

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SEVERAL STRAINS OF COLORED ACROPORA