Originally Posted by FL.keysSpearfisher
so if i were to collect my own fish than keeping them in a seperate tank would be necessary? for how long, what kind of set up would that tank need?
also i am confused about corals and polyps and what not...
what is the diff between LPS
? is one harder to care for
are certain corals not suitable for a 55-75 gallon tank( they need more room)
do corals and polyps and mushrooms and what not come on like a small piece of live rock and you then glue that to any peice of existing live rock in the tank?
and what does frag mean?
As far as collecting your own fish...you better check with the Florida Fish and Game before you attempt to take a fish from a reef. Most of the fish we keep in our tanks you can't just get them yourself. You have to be licensed to do so. Also many of the fish we keep are bread/raised in captivity so we aren't depleting the natural resource. Taking an animal from the ocean gives you a much higher chance of bringing home unwanted pests then getting your animals from a LFS
= Large Polyp Stoney
= Small Polyp Stoney
corals - Frogspawn, Torch Coral, Brain Coral, Trumpet coral and many others
Corals - Acropora, Digitata, Montipora Capricornis
Most corals you buy will be mounted on a plug (an over-sized golf tee) or a disk. SPS
corals tend to be mounted on a plug and polyps (Zoanthids or palythoas mushrooms) mounted on disks. That is not always the cause but tends to be. LPS
corals are usually unmounted.