The Pocillopora are well known in marine aquaria with Pocillopora damicornis being the most common and one of the hardiest. This coral is one of the few to regularly reproduce by the production of planula larvae in aquaria. Due to it’s easyness to keep in marine aquariums it became one of the first sps corals to be kept in captivity. This genera has some of the most widely distributed species and shows the higest diversity in the central and eastern Pacific.
The genus Porites contains many corals that make excellent additions to the reef aquarium. Sadly the
genus is often overlooked as many people only think of the slow-growing boulder-shaped species
of the genus, however there are many fast growing branching species that are hardy and beautiful.