Watch Out for a New More Damaging Euphyllia Flatworm

Coral pests are pretty much a fact of life for any reef aquarist or coral gardener, and these parasites and diseases range from slightly irritating to downright lethal. Recently we documented our experience with a ‘new’ flatworm that is more…

Hybrid Euphyllia Coral are (Slightly) More Common Than we Think

Torchspawn, Frammer, Hamspawn and many others are colloquial names for the many different ways that Euphyllia corals are known to hybridize and interbreed. Some of these are quite remarkable in their appearance that blurs the lines between both parent species,…

Euphyllia cristata, the Coral Everyone Forgets About

In the recent day, writing about Euphyllia and Fimbriaphyllia, a sudden question struck us, what about Euphyllia cristata, is it Fimbriaphyllia or Euphyllia? We always wanted to write about this coral, it’s one of our favorite in the Caryophylliidae, but we…

Incredible Gold Euphyllia is in a league of its own

This spectacular gold Euphyllia that Cherry Corals shared with us has so many odd things going for it, we don’t even know where to start. Simply put, this Gold Euphyllia has the brilliant yellow color of a gold torch coral, E.…

Euphyllia baliensis is a new large polyp stony coral with extremely thin branches

We all had a good look at the new¬†Euphyllia baliensis¬†with the huge announcement from Conservation International in Spring of 2011 but now the new coral has a name, and a whole lot more details on what makes this coral special.…

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…

Branching Heliofungia is the Ultimate Holy Grail of ‘Torch’ Corals

There has never been another coral that has enjoyed such a moment of hype a popularity as the torch corals and vendors and collectors alike are constantly on the lookout for the next hottest strain, the holiest of grails as so…

Revised Queensland Coral Exports Approved Until 2024

The Australian government has confirmed that hard coral export from the Great Barrier Reef can continue for another three years, albeit with several caveats. In a statement by the Wildlife Trade Regulation Section, a new approval for the Wildlife Trade…

Gold Torch Anemone is Unlike Anything We’ve Ever Seen

If you’re anything like us, when your eyes first focused on the image above you instinctively thought this coral was one of many new strains of gold or holy grail style torch corals which are all the rage in the…

Update to Australian Coral Export Restrictions from Queensland

Last week we reported about some what was feared would be an interruption of live coral exports, from Queensland Australia specifically. The information at the time was that the harvest and export of live corals from Queensland’s reefs would be…