There are roughly 1300 species in this family, and it includes such common aquarium inhabitants as the scroll and cup corals of the genus Turbinaria, as well as Duncanopsammia.
The sales claims and media hype can make it difficult for aquarists to properly choose and select LEDs using quantitative metrics related to light output.
There is no debate that the Goldflake is a jaw-droopingly beautiful fish, characterful, fairly easy to care for and a superb sight in any aquarium.
Is this hobby morally justifiable? Is it intrinsically good for, bad for, or indifferent to the interests of the fish involved?
Few people who work with these animals, even fish biologists and professional aquarists, ever lose this special appreciation of them as “objects” of beauty.
As corals go, Leptastrea bewickensis is not particularly attractive or conspicuous, yet its significance in Hawaiian reef ecosystems should not be diminished.