Join us for another community frag swap, where saltwater aquarium hobbyists can bring 1-5 pieces of Coral frag to swap. We’ll be hosting a raffle with many prizes (TBA soon), as well as a Coral sale all weekend. Come enjoy a weekend at the beach in Wilmington, and participate in our free frag swap! See more Details below.
This is only a selection of our current livestock. It’s always changing and updated with new livestock weekly.
Coral Beauty Dwarf Angelfish
Blue Hippo Tang (color is a bit distorted on camera- more blue in person than purple)
Lyretail Anthias (school of 7-8 available in store)
Orange Shoulder Tang and Lineatus Fairy Wrasse– not currently in stock but always available up on request. Likely in store again soon.
Australian Scotts Velvet Wrasse
There’s always more livestock in store than on our website, but here are some photos of a few of our current selection.
Species Spotlight: Flame Scallops
An interesting bivalve, the flame scallop acts as a natural filter. They come in different varieties, including an Electric Flame Scallop that shows an electric pulsing light through its mantle. Scallops will often move around and will settle in your rockwork, where they actively feed off of your water column, helping to keep your aquarium clean. With infrequent feedings, proper water parameters, and no predators (i.e. puffers, triggers, and other non-reef safe fish) the flame scallop will thrive in your aquarium. Their life span does not exceed two years.
Species Spotlight: Colonial Polyps
More commonly known as Zoanthids and Palyzoanthids, these easy to grow Coral come in almost every color. Once established, this Coral will spread, sometimes rather fast, onto adjacent rock. Grow your own Zoanthid garden by placing different colors and morphs together, creating a beautiful and lush reefscape.
You’re Invited to Coastal Reef’s Summer Frag Swap!
Saturday, June 29 from 12pm-6pm at Coastal Reef
How it works:We are hosting a true and FREE frag swap. Come with frags and leave with new ones! If you want to participate in the swap activity, bring 1-5 frags to put into a community tank. Please bring something nice to swap. For each frag that you bring to trade you get a number. When your number is called, you get to choose a new frag to take from the display tank. Please do not come expecting to sell frags– this is a community event intended to bring reef hobbyists together to TRADE (not commercial vendors– we will kindly ask you to leave if found selling in the store, or trading information to sell.)
Registration is required (okay up to 12pm day of) but participation is FREE to those who have frags to swap. If you don’t have frags to swap, Coastal Reef will be offering great specials and sales on frags and corals! Register by commenting on this page, at Coastal Reef (910-792-6003), or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, phone number, hometown, and the number and type of frags you will bring. Check-in at noon for swapping to begin by 1 pm, Saturday June 29th.
Come enjoy a huge Coral sale and a friendly (and free) frag swap. See the Swap Schedule below!
12 pm– Check in/Registration
12:30– Food and drink, Swap Set-up (numbers will be given out and Frags will be collected)
1:15 pm– Frag Swap & Raffle
3 pm– Raffle drawing: PRIZES include– frag packs (soft and hard corals), Hydor Koralia Pump, and more.
Stay tuned as more details become available closer to Frag Swap) —- $3 Raffle Tickets or 4 tickets for $10 (Tickets for sale in store starting June 1st)
Portion of Raffle Proceeds donated towards
Coral Restoration Foundation