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…

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…

Big Changes Coming to Australian Coral Exports

Australia has become one of the world’s biggest suppliers of live corals and this aquarium source became crucial to filling the gap when exports of all Indonesian corals were suspended. The availability of high quality, exotic and endemic corals from…

BYOGuides’ Coral Finder Rolls Into its 2021 Edition

Coral identification could be one of the biggest challenges to new aquarists but even veterans struggle to properly identify coral to the proper genus and species. Russell Kelley’s Coral Finder has been one of the best tools to identify a…

The Purple of These Indo Lords are Different from Australian Strains

Long before Australia started exporting an infinite variety of Micromussa lordhowensis in a myriad of colors to blow our collective minds, the rest of the world had to make due with ‘Acan’ lords from Indonesia. Indonesian Lord corals have a…