Who doesn’t want to have beautiful fish at home? As their name suggests, Coral Beauties are some of the most attractive saltwater fish that you can find. Their inquisitive nature coupled with their bright colors make them a treat to keep and watch.
Coral Beauties can be called beautiful inside out. LOL. That’s because they not only have a pleasant appearance, but also a very peaceful temperament. They suit well within a community of saltwater fish.
This fish is ideal for beginners, but you can never be too confident. So, this guide will help you prepare for your journey of keeping Coral Beauties in your saltwater tank.
You can find Coral Beauties in Fiji, Indonesia, the Great Barrier Reef, and Indo-Pacific. They are usually found in the shallow waters there.
These Beauties usually graze on algae that grow in lagoons. Some species of this fish prefers deep open waters.
Coral Beauties require at least a 70-gallon tank. You are thinking why is that so, given the size of this fish is small? Let me explain. The need for the big tank is due to the needs of the plant and live rock that is a must in this fish tank.
They graze on vegetation and hide behind live rocks. The more secure they feel, the more likely it is that they come out of their shy-selves and let you enjoy their interesting personalities.
Temperature: Being a tropical fish, Coral Beauties prefer the water temperature to be between 72 to 80 Fahrenheit.
pH: The pH must always be between 8.1 to 8.4. This is best for these fish.
Specific gravity: You should keep this between 1.020 and 1.025.
Water hardness: The water shouldn’t be too soft. Keep it between 8 to 12 dKH.
Plants: Since they like living in lagoons, you must recreate that habitat at home as much as you can. Keep lots of plants in the tank.
Decorations: Coral Beauties graze on the algae that grow on rocks, and they also use rocks as a cover. So, they need hiding spots to feel safe.
Coral Beauties are easy going and friendly fish. They get along with almost all the non-aggressive fish. Below are a few of the fish you can keep with them:
- Picasso Clownfish
- Dwarf Lionfish
- Mimic Saddle Filefish
- Fairy Wrasses
You should keep Coral Beauties in a large tank, as to avoid any misbehavior by them towards other non-aggressive small fish.
- Can you keep Coral Beauties with other Coral Beauties?
It depends. If you are introducing a few Coral Beauties at the same time in a tank, then they can get along well. However, they tend to pick on newcomers of their species. So, be careful.
Coral Beauties are omnivores, but they do have a preference for a vegetarian diet. Let’s see what options you have to feed this beautiful fish.
- Spirulina-enriched brine shrimp
- Mysis shrimp
- Grated seafood
- Plant-based foods
Feeding routine: Since Coral Beauties are active fish, you can feed them several times a day. Just make sure that the food quantity is consumable by them in just 2 to 3 minutes.
Cleanliness is the key to keep Coral Beauties healthy and stress-free.
Cleaning: Change 20% of their water once a week. Clean the rocks too, as those are their hiding spots.
Make sure that the saltwater is proper, which is meant for saltwater fish. Do not compromise on the quality of water. No one likes to see their fish get ill or die due to their fault, right?
That’s about it for Coral Beauties. I am positive that you must be in love with this saltwater fish already. Just think how much you will love them once they are swimming in the tank in your home.
Proper care will ensure a healthy life for your fish. Enjoy keeping Coral Beauties!
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