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Fraggle Reef: Corals Now Delivered To Your Door
01 September 2019
Quality Coral Frags For Your Home Reef Aquarium
Are you looking for stunning coral frags to add colour and texture to your home aquarium? Fraggle Reef are ready to provide their customers with a diverse and attractive selection of ethically sourced and sustainable quality coral frags from around the world.
We Deliver Stunning Coral Directly To Your Home, Anywhere In The UK
If you are hoping to create a beautiful display in your aquarium, or are buying as a gift, Fraggle Reef will make sure you get your coral frags to enjoy in no time at all.
Top Quality Coral Guaranteed
If you are searching for the best quality coral frags, look no further. Fraggle Reef know how important it is to care for each and every coral and are experts at preserving and looking after our coral so that it not only survives, but thrives. That means when you buy coral from us, you can rest assured that any new editions to your marine aquarium are received in the very best condition possible.
Watch this space as Fraggle Reef will be adding all their stock in the coming days! Browse Fraggle Reef's increasing range of coral frag on TF2YD and shop now: click here
Want to learn more about buying and caring for your coral? Get in touch with us, we would love to hear from you!
A Bit About Coral
Coral are incredible marine invertebrates that create a beautiful part of a healthy reef. Coral lives in tropical oceans where they secrete calcium carbonate, forming a skeleton. They contain some of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet, protecting coastlines from the damage that waves can cause and providing a nutrient-rich habitat for a significant number of different types of marine life.
Coral grows in two forms - hard coral (the hard bone-like calcium structure), and soft coral (the more malleable part which provides the vibrant colours and textures of the reef).
Hard corals are also known as stony corals and are categorised into two different types which define them by size, namely LPS (large polyp stony), and SPS (small polyp stony). Hard corals grow in big colonies and bond together to form the large rocky structures that are visible when we go diving in the tropical seas. As living creatures, they feed off the marine life around them with the SPS corals feeding off the algae plankton and LPS corals eating small fish and crustaceans.
Corals are living creatures, and 25% of all marine life needs corals to help support them. They are made up of microscopic animals called coral polyps, and that plus their skeletons which are left behind after they die are what forms the solid coral structure.
Soft Corals, also known as mushroom corals, are genuinely magical looking creatures and create a magical underworld of iridescent colours, patterns and textures below the waves in both warm and colder seas and oceans. They are more delicate and have soft cores and will move about, gently swaying in the currents like the forests of the sea. Soft corals are easier to keep and can be more suited to those who are just learning about how to maintain and care for coral frag. They won’t necessarily need to be fed algae in order to stay alive either.
Why Buy Coral For Your Home Aquarium?
If you love to keep fish, adding Coral to your aquarium can be a smart move. Not only will this cheer up the aesthetic providing a range of colours and textures, Coral can also help to keep fish and other marine life happy by creating a thriving ecosystem for them to inhabit. Learning about how to keep coral can also become an engaging and absorbing hobby too!
Purchasing And Caring For Your Corals - Our Top Tips
Buying and caring for corals can start off as something you simply desire to do to brighten up your tank, but many people find that once they begin to learn about the different types and how to care for their corals, this can turn into a lifelong obsession! In fact, did you know that Aquaculture is the cultivation of aquatic organisms? Aqua-cultured species include a wide range of popular ornamental species, like corals, and are a viable alternative to wild-harvested species.
Here Are Some Of Our Most Useful Tips.
Beginners should take it slowly. While caring for Coral isn’t necessarily rocket science, it’s good to go for the beginner types to start with so opt for sort corals initially.
Be aware that corals can sting! Remember, Corals are a living thing. Some Coral even have tentacles, which they use to hurt and stun their prey. Both water and lighting are essential, so investing in good-quality versions of both is a great idea.
Acclimatising new corals is an important method to make sure they survive and thrive in any system. Get in touch with us for more information regarding acclimatisation.
Any more questions before you buy Coral? We’re happy to help!
The team at Fraggle Reef is there to help ensure that you pick the best coral types for your tank and will be able to provide you with lots of great advice and recommendations as well as answer any questions that you might have. You can get in touch via their contact page, by filling out our simple form. Fraggle Reef are extremely dedicated and strive to respond right away.
So if you are interested in buying captivating corals for your aquarium, whether you are looking for hard corals or soft corals, Fraggle Reef would be delighted to offer the very best range, the ultimate in quality, and they pride themselves on their excellent value prices and speedy delivery too!
About Fraggle Reef
Fraggle Reef is a thriving company with a passion for growing the best quality and most beautifully eye-catching corals around. They understand that creating a stunning colourful aquarium is a joyous experience and love to use knowledge and expertise to carefully curate exceptionally cared for and ever-expanding ranges of breathtaking corals to brighten up your home.
We’re a small but perfectly formed business and have only recently decided to open up our online shop to take our company to the next level.
Headed up by Anthony, a coral growing enthusiast, Fraggle Reef is committed to delivering the very best coral to customers all over the UK.
While growing colourful coral frag has always been a passion of Anthony’s, his experience is owed to a previous position at Tropical Marine Centre, which gave him a great deal of expertise within the aquatic trade. Anthony has also kept marine fish and corals since the early 90s, and has over twenty years of experience - though is always excited to learn more about the intricacies and nuances of coral growing and care. In fact, it was only when he started running low on space in his reef show tank that he decided to not only share his passion with people but create a brilliant business out of his hobby too!
With years of experience and a dedication to providing only ethically sourced coral to clients, Fraggle Reef has gone from strength to strength, and now, with room to grow many more coral types we are proud to offer a truly diverse and exciting collection which can be viewed in person by arranging an appointment via our online contact form.
Fraggle Reef is committed to sustainably farming coral, which means that the majority of coral available on our site is second generation, grown within the United Kingdom. It is our goal to provide beautiful coral frags to anyone who wants them, without causing disruption or destruction to the valuable ecosystem that coral provides.
While there are several alternative ‘farms’ out there, who choose to import massive amounts of coral and cut them up, that’s not what Fraggle Reef is about. In fact, many of the brood stock colonies that give the supply for the frags we sell have been acquired from fellow reefers as frags then full-grown on.
Fraggle Reef is based in leafy Bedfordshire, and much of our coral is grown on-site. We tend to concentrate on SPS (soft) corals; however, as our business expands, we are pleased to offer an ever-growing choice of LPS and Zoas.
Get in touch to start building you dream reef today!
If you’ve got any queries or questions, we’d love to hear from you. Please message us using our contact form, and we will do our best to get back to you as soon as possible, or alternatively, you can reach out to us via our Facebook page.