As epic as reef shows like Reefapalooza are, we know that not everyone can make it out for this pinnacle of coral shopping extravaganza. So in an attempt to bring you along for the ride and a vicarious coral shopping experience, we’ve made this video of some of the best corals from last week’s show.
It’s too funny how there’s no rhyme or reason about what I might get into – I’m usually down for some neat cryptic corals, fun colored gonies, and just about anything that is a the intersection of good price, health, color and size. I can honestly say that going from ReefStock to Reefapalooza in Orlando and then again in New York has really turbocharged my love of corals, even after these two decades of coral obsession.
I hope this video will be interesting both to people who went to any of these shows, and those that couldn’t make it. There’s a whole world of crazy beautiful corals and even when you think you’ve seen it all, there’s always some surprises left waiting to be discovered by coral collectors. The perfect case in point this year are the couple of insane orange tipped elegance corals, definitely need to make room for one in my reef tanks.