Welcome to our Coral Blog

At Salty Pets, we feel it is important to share our knowledge and information with members of the public and also aid beginners starting out in our industry to find the right information that will help them keep their home aquarium and its’ inhabitants in the best possible condition.
We are starting this blog in hope that it will inspire more people to get involved in the hobby and appreciate conservation, sustainability and all that the Great Barrier Reef has to offer.

Salt Water Animal Care

Crab Problems

July 3, 2022
Every week on Facebook we see numerous ID posts about crabs…. Acro crabs, ‘Gorilla’ crabs, ‘Hairy’ crabs and others. Generally, crabs make their way into our systems as hitchhikers on liverock and/or corals. The Safe and Helpful Acro Crabs: Guardians of Their Hosts What we know as Acro crabs are generally all quite safe commensal […]
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Bubbly Trouble: The Scoop on Bubble Algae

June 14, 2022
DON’T BURST YOUR BUBBLES… The bubble algae we see regularly in our tanks is Valonia ventricosa… All Valonia sp. (only 3 in the genus) are single-celled, multinucleate (each cell contains multiple nuclei) organisms and contrary to what is often said, none of them produces or contain spores. As they are single cells (one of the largest on earth), any […]
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