Beautiful, bizarre, and among nature's most colourful creations, living corals are now being successfully kept and grown in a rapidly growing number of home reef aquariums. Designed to help new and experienced aquarists to select the most appropriate corals for their systems and to provide guidance in keeping them healthy for the long term, this all-new book is packed with the advice of a seasoned coral keeper. More than 700 world-class photographs and text reviewed by leading coral biologists and reef aquarists guide the reader through the selection and husbandry of hundreds of species. Included are: soft corals, corallimorpharians (mushroom corals), gorgonians, zoanthids, large-polyp stony corals and small-polyp stony corals - all illustrated with hundreds of brilliant new photographs to aid identification.
One of the best-known of a new generation of reef aquarists, Eric Borneman is the author of the bestselling A Practical Guide to Corals (Crystal Graphics, 1996). He is both an accomplished reef keeper and avid SCUBA diver, and his writings are enriched by the fusion of information from aquarium experience and observations of corals in the wild. A frequent contributor to on-line forums, he is also published in Tropical Fish Hobbyist, Freshwater and Marine Aquarium Magazine, and other publications. He lives near Houston, Texas and is currently pursuing a graduate degree in marine biology.