100 % Captive Grown Aquarium City Red Millepora LE
In the past, many reef aquarist believed that captive grown corals
lacked color and were not as appealing as freshly harvested and imported
corals. In recent years however, it has become apparent that captive grown
corals can have spectacular pigmentation. They can also be much healthier.
Captive grown corals typically recover from shipping stress much quicker then
wild colonies. It is often just a matter of a week or two before the new captive
grown coral begins to display growth. Some of Reeffarmers customers actually now
prefer to purchase captive grown fragments even though in some cases a cheaper
newly imported coral very similar to the one sold by Reeffarmers is available.
This is because some aquarists have become seriously concerned about the declining state of the
worlds tropical reefs. The effects of warming sea water temperatures are putting severe
pressures on natural corals. Another aspect that is increasing the demand for
captive grown corals is that more aquarists want to support coral farming. It is
just a matter of time before the importation of wild stony coral colonies is
severely restricted. The appeal of a coral grown within the United States may also
be helping to increase demand from domestic U.S. customers.