SPS Corals

SPS corals (Small Polyp Stony) are some of my favorite varieties of corals in saltwater aquariums. They can be recognized for their calcium carbonate stick-like structures and demand high light and strong water flow. Their care varies, emphasizing the importance of species-specific knowledge to keep them flourishing.

In this guide, you’ll discover specifics on different SPS coral types, understanding their individual care needs, growth habits, and how they contribute to your tank’s diversity and stability.

types of sps corals

Which SPS Coral Is Right For You?

For beginners, it’s wise to start with more resilient species like Montipora or Birdsnest, gradually advancing to sensitive ones like Acropora as your expertise grows. Whether you’re a beginner or expanding your collection, these insights into SPS corals will help you care for them.