The deluge of Australian LPS corals which have flooded the US aquarium market may have all but overwhelmed the SPS subculture of the reefing community but now that many of us have had our fill of lords, hillaes, moseleyas and scolymias for several lifetimes, Australian divers are now being instructed to collect more and more Australian Acropora. The aquarium above which was installed and is maintained by LiveAquaria’s director, Kevin Kohen, already contains a number of Australian acro gems. When we visited Kevin’s office tank a couple weekends ago we saw a fair number of “dotted lines” on his acro colonies which could make fine frags for a future Reef Builders giveaway, any takers? Hit us up in the comments telling us which corals you like best and which ones you think are Aussie, and let’s see if we can make enough to noise to get Kevin to pull out his fragging tools.
Jake Adams has been an avid marine aquarist since the mid 90s and has worked in the retail side of the marine aquarium trade for more than ten years. He has a bachelor’s degree in Marine Science and has been the managing editor of ReefBuilders.com since 2008. Jake is interested in every facet of the marine aquarium hobby from the concepts to the technology, rare fish to exotic corals, and his interests are well documented through a very prolific career of speaking to reef clubs and marine aquarium events, and writing articles for aquarium publications across the globe. His primary interest is in corals which Jake pursues in the aquarium hobby as well as diving the coral reefs of the world.