Proof positive SPS corals consume zooplankton [video]

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This video is republished with permission from Coralscience.org.
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Captive SPS corals survive and thrive in our plankton-poor closed systems.  As such, most hobbyists believe that SPS corals do not feed on zooplankton like their LPS counterparts.  CoralScience shares a video with Advanced Aquarist that completely dispels this misconception.

Visit CoralScience to read the full article and watch two additional videos of Seriatopora caliendrum and Stylophora pistillata capturing and consuming zooplankton.

Stylophora pistillata capturing and ingesting Artemia salina nauplii.

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