Holographic Acanthophyllia Adds A New Dimension to Doughnut Corals!

The Holographic Acanthophyllia is a specimen of doughnut coral which is rainbow on a whole different level. We’ve covered our fair share of Acanthophyllias over the years, but the new multi-dimensional coral from Reefmaster Indonesia is a radically different specimen. …

Rainbow Acanthophyllia Makes its Way to America

We’ve just sighted another Rainbow Acanthophyllia and it’s quite a doozy! We see a decent number of pseudo-rainbow colored meat corals but only a few of them have the color and pattern to really take the motif all the way. Earlier…

Crazy rainbow Acanthophyllia will knock your socks off!

We’ve seen some pretty epic Acnthophyllia meat corals in our day but a pair of insane specimens from Malaya Reef Aquatic are on a whole other level. If we had an idea of what colors and patterns constituted a top shelf for the one…

Fluorescent Friday: Acanthophyllia edition

Acanthophyllia is a particular group of corals which holds almost a mythic place in the realm of coral reef aquarists. This large showy coral has been a mainstay of mini reef aquariums for decades, with the solitary polyp being one…

Double headed ‘Siamese’ Acanthophyllia

A very rare and strange Acanthophyllia was really imported by Eye Catching Corals which features two identical polyps and corallites growing from a common stalk. We’ve seen “double” Acanthophyllia before which were of different sizes and colors and clearly simply…

This Rainbow Acanthophyllia is one of the nicest we’ve ever seen

The rainbow Acanthophyllia coral we came across this weekend is one of the nicest meat corals we’ve ever seen. We spotted this gorgeous meat coral at Mile High Aquatics in Parker, Colorado and we were impressed at how this coral…

Indo-Pacific Scolymia is now officially recognized as Acanthophyllia deshayesiana

You know that coral we’ve been calling Scolymia for all these years? Well it turns out it’s not a Scolymia at all but a member of it’s own genus, Acanthophyllia. There has been confusion surrounding the true taxonomic identity of…

Aquamarine Aquaristic is an Enviable Australian LFS

With ReefStock Australia just a couple months away our mind is daydreaming about the hyperactive reef aquarium scene in the land down under and especially the many reef aquarium stores to be found there. We wished we could have traveled to…

Coral Workshops help tell wild from farmed Indonesian corals

Corals are the most traded CITES-listed marine animals globally. A 2021 study by the Food and Agriculture Organization found that from 1990 to 2016, exporting countries reported 1.6 million direct export transactions in marine animals, 97% of which were in…

The EU Bans Five Important Australian Corals from Import

Another year, another ban, and this time its LPS corals from Australia. As of the 11th of January 2022 the import of wild-collected Duncanopsammia axifuga, Catalaphyllia jardini, Euphyllia ancora, E. paraancora and E. glabrescens is banned across the whole of…