Coral for Sale
Please Note: Coral is currently not available to be ordered online and are available for Pick up in-store only.
At Kellyville Pets in Sydney, NSW, in our Marine Aquarium department we have the best range of saltwater coral for sale. We have different types of quality live coral for your marine tank for sale. Come in store to check out our huge range of coral.
Coral Scientific Name: Anthozoa
Coral Common Name: Coral
Coral Size: Up to 1m
Coral Diet: Omnivore
Coral Water Type: Marine
Coral Life Span: 2years- centuries
Corals are marine invertebrates and typically live in compact colonies of many identical individual polyps. The group includes the important reef builders that inhabit tropical oceans and secrete calcium carbonate to form a hard skeleton.
A coral "head" is a colony of myriad genetically identical polyps. Each polyp is a spineless animal typically only a few millimeters in diameter and a few centimeters in length. A set of tentacles surround a central mouth opening. An exoskeleton is excreted near the base. Over many generations, the colony thus creates a large skeleton that is characteristic of the species. Individual heads grow by asexual reproduction of polyps. Corals also breed sexually by spawning: polyps of the same species release gametes simultaneously over a period of one to several nights around a full moon.
Polyps feed on a variety of small organisms, from microscopic demersal plankton to small fish. The polyp's tentacles immobilize or kill prey using their nematocysts (also known as 'cnidocysts'). The tentacles then contract to bring the prey into the stomach. Once the prey is digested, the stomach reopens, allowing the elimination of waste products and the beginning of the next hunting cycle. They can scavenge drifting organic molecules and dissolved organic molecules