July 2020

Important Coral Nutrients: Amino Acids and Nitrogen Compounds

Phosphate is absorbed from the water due to the resulting increase in growth following amino-acid supplementation. This results in a natural reduction of the phosphate concentration in the water column. These near-natural conditions lead to the animals exhibiting more plump and full polyp extension, and showing more vibrant colors. Pale or brownish corals are often caused by a too low concentration of easily digestible nitrogen compounds. Tropic Marin® Amino-Organic contains amino acids and other organic nitrogen compounds that stimulate the growth and color of soft and hard corals, as well as disc anemones and zoanthids.