As a hobby that loves and appreciates live corals, all of which originate from wild coral reefs, I don’t think we are nearly in touch with what wild corals are really like. To bridge this gap we try and travel to unique reef destinations to document both the reef ecosystem as a whole, and individual coral colonies.
When someone says they have a ‘mother colony’ of X coral, just remember that most wild corals are bigger than your entire reef aquarium! If you like seeing ‘aquaristic’ photographs of wild corals do be sure and check out our previous post highlighting some of Palau’s Cryptic Corals.
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.