Anyone who has ever been snorkeling or scuba diving understands that coral reef fish tanks must be beautiful because the coral in the sea certainly is. But, despite this, there is a lot about coral that many people don’t quite understand.
Coral is actually a very sensitive being. It is kind of a plant, but also kind of a living creature. Because of this interesting mix in its makeup, it is important that extra care and caution is taken when dealing with these plants.
For example, if you want to include fish in your tank, it is best for the fish and the coral to include fish that are already familiar with this kind of coral. For example, trying to put goldfish in a tank with coral means certain death for the goldfish and the coral also doesn’t benefit because it isn’t in the proper environment.
Having coral reef fish tanks is one of the joys of owning tropical fish because the coral is almost as enjoyable to view as the fish are.