Beginner Corals: Easy Corals for Beginner Saltwater Reef Aquariums
  Beginner Corals: Easy Corals for Beginner Saltwater Reef Aquariums
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Corals For Beginners

Choose easy beginner corals from our selection of Corals for beginners. This grouping of aquarium corals has been thoughtfully chosen for the beginner aquarist. All corals recommended by our own team of coral experts for both hardiness and easy care. Our Corals for Beginners section is a beautiful group of popular corals that are both hardy and easy to care for. All placed together in one grouping of Beginner Corals. Shop here for easier-to-care-for aquarium corals that are well-suited for the beginning aquarist. Get going and enjoy your reef aquarium hobby simply by shopping our Corals For Beginners section where every coral is both hardy and easy to care for.

Note: When choosing your aquarium corals read the individual coral requirements, read the necessary water movement, read dietary and supplemental needs,read the lighting needs, and read the recommended coral placement. That's all there is to it.


Fruit Loops Zoanthid Polyps
Zoanthus sp.
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Description These zoas are in almost everyone’s top 10 most wanted zoas list. Fruit Loop's have been one of the highest demand zoanthid polyps since it was discovered in a South China Sea shipment years ago. Growth rate is moderate. Like all of our polyps they are aquacultured specimens, many generations removed from the original wild starter colonies.

Care Level Easy

Green Bay Packers Zoanthid's
Zoanthus sp.
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Description These well known and remarkably bright zoanthinds have a neon green skirt leading into a blue-green face and ending in a mandarin gold/orange mouth. The mouth can change color slightly depending on the lighting provided, ranging from gold to yellow to a deep orange. Like all of our polyps they are aquacultured specimens, many generations removed from the original wild starter colonies.

Care Level Easy

Orange Bam Bam Zoanthid's
Palythoa sp.
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Description With its awesomely bright blend of colors, the Bam Bam Orange Zoa makes an ideal showcase for any marine aquarium. A cool and highly collected orange zoanthid, Bam Bam Orange Zoanthids have an intense fluorescent orange eyelash with a deep blue circle and a bright orange body and eye. Excellent for the beginner hobbyist, fast growers and they look amazing! Like all of our polyps they are aquacultured specimens, many generations removed from the original wild starter colonies.

Care Level Easy
Captain America Palythoa's
Palythoasp.
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Description The Captain America Palythoa has a red and blue pattern similar to the comic book character’s colors. The coral resembles Captain America’s famous red, white, and blue shield. Due to varying lighting conditions and water parameters in the aquarium, colors in this cnidarian may change from blue to green while the typically red hue may change to pink. Unlike some of our political candidates over the years, the Captain America Palythoa, like a true superhero, will keep it’s color pattern.

Care Level Easy

Punk Rocker Zoas
Zoanthid sp
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Description Punk Rocker Zoanthids have one of the longest skirts on a zoanthid. The Punk Rocker Zoa is an unusual coral, with skirt tips a muted orange/red, moving inward and turning from indigo to a bright turquoise eye. The contrast of light and dark is quite amazing! The Punk Rocker zoa is hardy, does well in medium to low light, and is a fast grower when water parameters are stable. The blue eye shows up when they have a good amount of light, fading to a darker blue when lighting is low. Like all of our polyps they are aquacultured specimens, many generations removed from the original wild starter colonies.

Care Level Easy

Alpha & Omega Zoanthids
Zoanthus sp.
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Alpha and Omega is a great Zoanthid polyp with Zodiac Blue going along with the White Sands for a shocking look that can't be overlooked in the reef tank. Like all of our polyps they are aquacultured specimens, many generations removed from the original wild starter colonies.




Care Level Easy

Purple Death Palythoa's
Palythoa sp.
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Description These palys are an eye catcher and now their back! Purple Death Palys are a celebrated favorite amongst reef keepers. With their amazing purple glow it sure can put reef aquarist's in a daze. The colors on the Purple Death can vary depending on tank conditions but ideal colors for this coral is an electric purple which photograph well like the one above. Like all of our polyps they are aquacultured specimens, many generations removed from the original wild starter colonies.

Care Level Easy


Green Palythoa Grandis Polyps
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Description Green Palythoa grandis is an amazing Paly to add to your collection, also known as Giant Green Zoanthid, Green Sun Palythoa, or Green Polyp. The Palythoa grandis is the largest of the button polyps with some approaching 3" in diameter. Unlike other polyps, this species does not spread quickly and will not form a large, obstructive mass. Their color and pattern change drastically depending on the type of light given. Like all of our polyps they are aquacultured specimens, many generations removed from the original wild starter colonies.

Care Level Easy

Nuclear Green Palythoa
Palythoa sp.
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Description Nuclear Green Palythoas (or “Palys”) are one of the most visually interesting soft corals around. Nuclear Green Paly's are also called Green Sun Palythoa. Vibrant hues of green and aqua radiate from the mouth of each polyp out toward the neon green lashes. These paly’s can be added to the bases of rockwork to create a stunning groundcover effect. It is an amazing Paly to add to your collection because of its size as well as its glowing coloration.

Care Level Easy

True Red Hornet Polyps
Zoanthus sp.
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Description These are a favorite for most collectors! Bright and colorful with alternating skirts. The Red Hornets are so called for their alternating purple and red colored tentacles. Like the other types of "hornet" zoas, they have a distinctive red ring. Like all of our polyps they are aquacultured specimens, many generations removed from the original wild starter colonies.

Care Level Easy

Blue Hornet Polyps
Zoanthus sp.
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Description The Blue Hornets are so called for their alternating purple and green colored tentacles as well as their face which has a baby blue color. Like the other types of "hornet" zoas, they have a distinctive green ring. Like all of our polyps they are aquacultured specimens, many generations removed from the original wild starter colonies.

Care Level Easy

Mind Blowing Palythoa
Palythoa sp.
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Description The Mind Blowing Paly is an awesome collector zoanthid. Purple Lashes against a Blue body with a strange Fluorescent green ring that glows like the Aurora Borealis followed by a Purple ring. A violet mouth often exteneded out finalizes the mind blowing affect from this hard to find palythoa.Like all of our polyps they are aquacultured specimens, many generations removed from the original wild starter colonies.

Care Level Easy


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Photos are representative of each species. All marine life is unique and your coral may not look identical to the image provided.
*Guarantee Restriction: All of our livestock are guaranteed. However for one or more of these species, they may be marked with a guarantee restriction. If it does, it means the specific animal may not handle stress from environmental conditions well. These stresses can include poor water quality, harassment from tank mates or confined aquarium conditions. When stressed, these species can lose the ability to ward off infection and disease. Other species may be listed as Restricted because they have such specialized feeding requirements that is difficult recreate in a aquarium and may succumb to malnutrition.