Rainbow Master Cynarina Raises the Bar for these Unique LPS Corals

Cynarina lacrymalis is one of the more unique corals out on the reef, often endowed with a unique combination of polyp shape and vibrant coloration. A ‘typical’ colorful Cynarina is frequently a bright pinkish red overall with large inflated bubbly…

First Look at the Primary Polyp of a Baby Cynarina Coral

The world of captive breeding saltwater fish is full of cute baby pictures of fish, but the same cannot be said for our precious, beloved corals. Since all of our corals are either wild-collected or propagated asexually, we are almost…

6-headed Cynarina is a freak of nature

Cynarina lacrymalis, ‘modern corals’ or whatever the scientists and cool kids are calling them these days, are one of the longstanding popular corals in the aquarium hobby today. Coming in shades of pink, red, green, brown and all colors in…

Acropora russelli, the Ultimate LOW Light, Deep Water Plating Acro

In our quest to find the rarest Corals possible, somewhere in Indonesia we came across in a secret location sheltering a large field of Acropora ruselli, and boy, it was a sight to remember. This reef habitat was made up…

Indophyllia macassarensis, The Rarest of the Donut Corals

Today while diving in the South east of Bali, we got lucky to be welcome by ‘extremely’ cold temperature waters (21C, 69F). Because this is unusually cold water for Bali, it is actually a sign of upwelling of cold, clear…

Eye of the Tiger Indophyllia Is A Diamond in the Rough

Sometime, when presented with a huge selection of the craziest Donut Corals (Acanthophyllia deshaesyana), your attention can’t focus on one particular piece, as they’re all gorgeous. But on the side, in the middle of the rejected one, a pure jewel…

The Best Beginner Large-Polyp Stony Corals

Throughout my years as an aquarium enthusiast, I have followed all the advice from all the books I could get my hands on since there were no other hobbyists with the same interest as I in my circle of friends…

The coral tree of life is being rewritten one LPS at a time

Warning: the following is a nerdgasm of coral taxonomy, guest-written by Joe Rowlett, one of the many talented fish geeks working the fish tanks at Old Town Aquarium in Chicago.  Historically, corals have often been grouped at the genus and family level based…

Top 10 Bicolored corals and invertebrates

Invertebrates and corals in particular, are fascinating to us higher primates (humans) particularly because they seem so alien from us. Everything about them from the way they live, the way they develop, and even the way they die (or partially die)…