Arcohelia redeviva is a very unique coral from Australia which we posted about back in May. Well wouldn’t you know that same Arcohelia colony is now the focus of a new article by it’s owner in the latest issue of Reef Hobbyist Magazine. This blue polyped, azooxanthellate beauty from down under has yet to be imported into the US in any real quantities and maybe as few as dozens of specimens have made it to the aquariums of American reefers. Perhaps this scarcity has added to it’s allure because had this coral already been imported by the hundreds, we doubt there would be nearly as much attention paid to this species (aside from the real fanatically coral obsessed such as ourselves). Reef Hobbyist Magazine is a free magazine but if a physical copy eludes you, you can still get your read on with their digital version of the magazine which can be viewed online. Check out what Jason Wong has to say about his fancy shmancy Arcohelia colony beginning on page 16 of RHM online and we’ll be sure to keep an eye out for new specimens of this extraordinary blue azooxanthellate stony coral.
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.