A Selection of Micromussa lordhowensis from ‘Asia’

Lord corals are some of the reef aquarium hobby’s favorite group of LPS for many very good reasons; they are colorful, have crazy patterns, they are hardy, they grow well, and they are very responsive to aquarium conditions and will…

Micromussa lordhowensis – Acan Lords are now ‘Micro Lords’

Micromussa lordhowensis is the new designation for one of the reef aquarium hobby’s most popular species of large polyp stony corals. After a decade of enjoying this colorful and fleshy coral in aquariums as Acan Lords, we’re now going to…

Micromussa amakusensis, the Original Small Polyp Micromussa

Micromussa amakusensis, was once a regular import from Indo and Tonga, and now that Indonesia has reopened for wild coral exports, we can expect to get our hands on a few of these amazing corals again. In general the ‘classic’…

These Awesome ‘Micromussa’ Are Not Like The Others

For several years we’ve enjoyed a really cool coral that comes mostly from Western Australia which is both beautiful and intriguing. While these do look distinct from ‘typical’ Micromussa that we’re used to, I just assumed it was a different species,…

Micromussa pacifica finally gives Indonesian ‘Acan Maxima’ a real name

Micromussa pacifica is a name that we’ve all been waiting for to identify an undescribed coral for nearly a decade. Ever since the small ‘Indonesian Scolymia’ popped up on the radar of reefers, it’s gone by many names but we…

New imports of Micromussa from Darwin Australia are completely new colors and patterns

It’s been quite a while since we’ve seen any new lords or micros but recent shipments of Micromussa amakusensis from Darwin Australia are a crop of micros unlike any the reef hobby has ever seen before. Apparently there are almost…

Machadoporites, Poritipora, Calathiscus – What IS This Coral?

There’s a curious little coral that we’ve been on the lookout for ever since first learning about it in the 2001 release of Charles Veron’s seminal Corals of the World. You most likely already know about Porites and the closely…

Acanthastrea pachysepta: Your Orange Lobo is most Likely an Acan!

Acanthastrea pachysepta is a reclassification of a coral that has stumped us for well over a decade. Formerly classified as a Lophyllia (which now includes all Symphyllia too), the majority of orange lobos exhibit a different color, pattern, morphology and especially behavior than any…

It’s Still Hard to Believe the Colors of Micro Lord Corals

Recently we came across a series of pictures taken by Ultra Coral Australia. Shots of some of their new collection of Rainbow Micro Lords, aka Micromussa lordhowensis, and we couldn’t resist to share some with you. UCA is starting to…

This is Where Micro Lord Corals Come From

Nic from Ultra Coral Australia gave us the chance to visit the land of Micromussa lordhowensis, or ‘Acans land’ and boy, this place didn’t disappoint us. We got lucky to see in their habitat, all the most popular varieties of…