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Large Polyp Stony Corals

The reef aquarium hobby long ago divided stony corals into two categories. LPS Corals stands for Large Polyp Stony Corals. It is defined as having large fleshy polyps over a hard calcareous body. The second category SPS corals stands for Small Polyp Stony Coral. There are hundreds of species of LPS corals available to be housed in reef aquariums. LPS are perfect for the home reef tank, relatively inexpensive they add movement and stunning coloration to the aquarium. In fact LPS corals are some of the easiest corals to care for, with less lighting demands and are more tolerant to water quality issues than SPS corals.


Super Metallic Green Torch, Australia
Euphyllia glabrescens
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Description The Torch Coral E. glabrescens really stands out with its flowing tentacles. The tentacles are straight with no branching and are generally very long and thin. Colors of the Torch Coral vary according to location. They form large colonies with corallite walls forming on the outer edges. Polyps extend during the day and only partially at night.

Care Level Moderate

Yellow Tip Torch Coral, Australia
Euphyllia glabrescens
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Description The Torch Coral E. glabrescens really stands out with its flowing tentacles. The tentacles are straight with no branching and are generally very long and thin. Colors of the Torch Coral vary according to location. They form large colonies with corallite walls forming on the outer edges. Polyps extend during the day and only partially at night.

Care Level Moderate

Bicolor Frogspawn, Green & Purple
Euphyllia divisa, Australia
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Description The Frogspawn Coral Euphyllia divisa is a favorite large polyp stony (LPS) coral. The flowing tentacles and colorful tips combined make for a beautiful display. The Frogspawn Coral can is moderate to care for. Like others of its genus, it will be the first to warn you that the water quality in the tank is less than acceptable.

Care Level Moderate

Branching Frogspawn, Metallic Green
Euphyllia divisa, Australia
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Description The Frogspawn coral has for a long time been a favorite large polyp stony (LPS) coral. The flowing tentacles and colorful tips combined make for a beautiful display coral. Frogspawn Coral is a moderately easy to care for coral.

Care Level Moderate

Orange Branching Frogspawn, Australia
Euphyllia divisa, Australia
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Description Aussie Orange Frogspawn is one amazingly beautiful corals that is hard not to love. Pictures never do it justice. Imagine one of these LPS beauties moving around in your tank. The flowing tentacles and colorful tips combined make for a beautiful display coral. Frogspawn Coral is a moderately easy to care for coral.

Care Level Moderate

Gold Branching Hammer, Australia
Euphyllia paraancora, Australia
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Description

The Gold Branching Hammer Coral from Australia is one of the most requested, least available item we sell! If you see them in stock grab them fast. These branching hammers from Australia live extremely well and keep their color easily.

Care Level Moderate

Bicolor Branching Hammer, Australia
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Description The Bicolor branching hammer is neon green and purple. It is one of the aquarium industry’s most popular LPS corals, and one of several species belonging to the popular genus Euphyllia.

Care Level Moderate

Metallic Green Branching Hammer
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Description The Metallic Green Branching Hammer is a beautiful reef aquarium coral and a beautiful addition to any reef tank. Branching Hammer corals are one of the aquarium industry’s most popular LPS corals, and one of several species belonging to the popular genus Euphyllia. Being moderately easy to care for its a great recommendation for beginning reefers.

Care Level Moderate

Metallic Green Wall Hammer Coral
Euphyllia ancora, Australia
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Description For many people, seeing a beautiful, colorful and swaying wall hammer coral in an aquarium was one of the motivating factors to setting up a reef tank in the first place. The Metallic Green Wall Hammer coral has bright metallic Lime green tips, definitely nice.

Care Level Moderate

Bicolor Wall Hammer Coral,
Green & Purple

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Description The Bicolor Wall Hammer is both neon green and purple. A very popular LPS coral, and one of several species that sell out quickly. The flowing colorful tentacles make for a beautiful display coral. The Bicolor Wall Hammer Coral is a moderately easy to care for coral.

Care Level Moderate


Orange Wall Hammer Coral
Euphyllia ancora, Australia Picture of Orange Wall Hammer Coral, Euphyllia ancora, Australia Click Picture for More Information

Description The Orange Wall Hammer Coral is one of the most requested, least available items we sell! If you see them in stock grab them fast. Wall Corals from Australia do extremely well and easily hold their colors.

Care Level Moderate

Golden Torch Coral, Australia
Euphyllia glabrescens
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Description The Bright Gold Australian Torch Coral is one of the most requested, least available item we sell! If you see them in stock grab them fast. Golden Torches from Australia are hard for anyone to procure, they live extremely well, and keep their color easily. If you see it available here, don't wait.

Care Level Moderate

Branching Hammer Coral, Aquacultured
Euphyllia ancora
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Description The Branching Hammer Coral, Euphyllia ancora is a large polyp stony (LPS) coral also called the Euphyllia Hammer Coral or Anchor Coral. Its common names are derived from the hammer like, anchor-shaped tentacles. The Branching Hammer Coral polyps are visible throughout the day and night and hide its skeletal base. The polyps may be gold, green, tan, or brown in color, with lime yellow or green tips on the ends of its tentacles that glow under actinic lighting.

Care Level Moderate

Micronesian Torch Coral, ORA®
Aquacultured

Euphyllia glabrescens
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Description The ORA® Aquacultured Micronesian Torch Coral is a beautiful color morph with tentacles in a pleasing shade of purple with brilliant turquoise-green tips that inject wonderful color to reef rockwork. It's the perfect addition to a mixed reef aquarium.

Care Level Moderate


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