Coral Frags


If you search the net for live coral frags you find a slew of vendors offering almost any coral imaginable at any price imaginable.  Buying fish and coral online is a bit of a leap of faith. You don’t get to meet the vendor in person and most of the time, you have no idea what you are getting until the box arrives at your door.  But just like anything else there are good vendors and bad vendors.

There are a number of things you can look for when shopping online.  First and foremost is google the vendor and look for reviews.  This can be skewed with false reviews from friends or family but it will give you a good baseline, especially if you can find positive reviews from numerous different websites.  Look at the photos of the coral they are selling, are they WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) or are they showing pictures of colonies they will frag from once you place your order?  Freshly fragged coral are very fragile and need weeks to months to heal before shipping.  If they are WYSIWYG look at the frag disk.  If it’s blast white then it’s a fresh frag.

Coral will always looks different under different lighting but if you find that special “must have” coral for you tank image search the internet for the same coral.  Unfortunately some vendors have a habit of photoshopping the heck out of their pics and when that special coral arrives at your door you don’t want to be disappointed. 

As of late coral names are huge.  Oftentimes different vendors will give the same coral a different name.  Just remember if it walks like a duck, and talks like it duck, it’s likely a duck.


Here at we strive to bring you the best information on reef keeping for the home aquarium.  We also offer live coral frags from select vendors that have proven time and again to supply quality coral at great prices.  We love reef keeping just like you.

Purchasing Live Coral


This is one of our favorite sites to order from: