While every single one of us feed our fish, not everyone is aware of the importance of feeding the corals in our aquariums. Corals are animals and while most of them obtain a majority of their energy from photosynthesis, it is also very important to feed them to ensure they have the necessary building blocks to grow and thrive.

All corals have mouths and there is a good reason for it. Many corals exert a lot of energy and have developed a significant portion of their biology to capture food, even SPS corals that are highly-dependent on light for survival can benefit greatly from feeding.

Hobbyists are often pleasantly surprised to see how well their corals respond to feeding. The coloration becomes much more vibrant, the corals grow quicker and their flesh becomes meatier and healthier.

Today we are going to share the Marine Depot staff's favorite coral foods with you. These are the foods we use to feed the SPS, LPS and soft corals in our own aquariums. We'd love to hear in the comments what coral foods—or combinations of foods—you use so that we can try them in our own tanks.

Questions? Leave us a comment, send an email to customercare@marinedepot.com or call toll-free at 1-800-566-FISH (3474) to speak with an aquarium expert.

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