Solomon Island Acropora millepora Are Taking Over Unique Corals

The Solomon Islands is one of the original birthplaces of ‘fancy coral’ strains and it was the first country in the world to mariculture corals in the ocean. It’s no coincidence that the Solomon Islands is one of the promised…

Falling in Love With This Blue-tip Yellow Acropora millepora

Like many of you we haven’t been able to browse corals for sale at our local fish store or at reef conferences like we used to, for quite some time. To fill in the gap we’ve taken to ‘browser shopping’…

The Rainbow Splice Acropora Millepora from Reef Raft Canada

There are grafted corals and then there is the Rainbow Splice Millepora from Reef Raft Canada. This naturally produced bicolored strain of the hobby’s favorite Acro, Acropora millepora, was spotted among the diverse coral collections of Reef Raft. A single branch tip…

Acropora millepora: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About This Coral

Acropora millepora is probably the most famous Acropora right after Acropora tenuis. Demand for this SPS coral waxes and wanes but it’s always a very popular coral, and holds a very special place in our heart! What’s so special about them?…

Second Generation Acropora Successfully Raised at Horniman Museum

it was around six years ago that Jamie Craggs and the Horniman Museum & Gardens first successfully spawned and raised Acropora corals in an aquarium environment. Now this same team has succeeded in spawning the first generation of corals they…

Is Acropora convexa the Next Holy Grail Acro?

It’s been a while since we wrote about Australian corals but with all this down time, we finally can find the time to write about things that inspired us in our previous journeys.During our Ultra Coral Australia trips on the…

Remember to ‘De-Crab’ New Cultured Acropora

It’s safe to say that the global reef aquarium hobby is collectively elated to get their hands on fresh new cultured corals, including some of the exotic and exciting strains from Bali Aquarium. The Indo Acropora in particular are exciting…

A Sneak Peek at the Newest Wave of Indo Cultured Acropora

A year and a half doesn’t seem like a very long time but it’s an eternity for rabid coral collectors, and even more so for the coral farmers who’ve gone without income for so long. Thankfully after extensive lobbying, negotiations…

Acropora spathulata is the iconic Australian Staghorn Coral

Last week, we reported about probably the most popular staghorn coral from Australia, Acropora microclados, a.k.a the Strawberry Shortcake. This time, we will tell you about another iconic Australian staghorn coral, Acropora spathulata. A problematic species? First of all, having…

Acropora plana Is One Of The Most Beautiful Acros In The Wild

While diving in Eastern in Indonesia few weeks ago, we came across some huge colonies of Acropora plana, and although we’ve seen this coral over and over for few decades, we fell in love with it once more. We believe…