‘Blacktip’ Hammer Coral is a Wild Color Pattern

There was a time when most of us were certainly very content to see any Euphyllia coral in a bright shade of green, but the last fifteen years have revealed a rainbow of colors we never knew existed. More discerning collections…

Grafting Live Corals for Better Growth and Nicer Shapes

The biggest challenge in reef keeping is keeping the alchemy of light, flow, nutrients and chemistry stable for long enough that corals grow to an appreciable size. But once corals really take off, our favorite part of reefing is grooming and…

Tubastraea megacorallita: Fat Head ‘Dendro’ gets an Official Description

Tubastraea megacorallita is a fitting name for a coral that has been recognized in the aquarium for its very large polyps and accompanying corallites and has earned a very fitting common name. The ‘Fat Head’ Dendro has long been rumored in the…

Some of the Best Stony Corals for All Kinds of Reef Tanks [Video]

Today we once again visit the home tank of Evan Montgomery where we show off some of the old school corals in his display. Many of these corals have been circulating in the hobby for decades, beloved by reef hobbyists…

Thin Branching Red Montipora & Anacropora Comparison

Thin branching Montipora are among some of the fastest growing small polyp stony corals in the world and many varieties and species have become quite prolific in the reef aquarium world. Recent years have seen a greater interest in the…

Zeovit Coral’s has a Lot of Promises to Live up to

Coral’s Love is a new additive from Zeovit and the first new product from the unique German reef aquarium brand in over three years. In typical Zeovit fashion the parent company Korallen-Zucht doesn’t outright tell users what’s in the bottles…

Resetting a Large Colony of Acropora carduus

Acropora carduus is a fast-growing, thin-branching species of SPS coral which comes in a huge range of color forms, none more popular and widespread in the reef keeping hobby than the venerable ‘Red Dragon Acro‘. First introduced to the reef…

Grafting Live Acropora Colony to its Own Skeleton [Video]

Fragging corals because they’ve gotten too large and in need of a trim is one of the most rewarding reasons to propagate a coral from your reef tank. Beyond just gluing the cut coral pieces to frag plugs, there’s lots…

We Can Only Dream of a Reef Tank Looking Like the Corals of Lizard Island

There’s no shortage of videos of wild ocean scenes, habitats and marinelife but these are almost exclusively of megafauna. If you want to see footage of sharks, dolphins, sea turtles or even more sharks, video hosting sites like YouTube have…

Widest Ever Porites Coral Found at Great Barrier Reef

Scientists have found the widest coral yet at a ridiculous 10.4 meters (34 feet) of Porites coral. The newly found coral is 2.4 meters wider than the former widest coral found on the reef. Researchers in the area estimate it…