Holographic Acanthophyllia Adds A New Dimension to Doughnut Corals!

The Holographic Acanthophyllia is a specimen of doughnut coral which is rainbow on a whole different level. We’ve covered our fair share of Acanthophyllias over the years, but the new multi-dimensional coral from Reefmaster Indonesia is a radically different specimen. …

Rainbow Acanthophyllia Makes its Way to America

We’ve just sighted another Rainbow Acanthophyllia and it’s quite a doozy! We see a decent number of pseudo-rainbow colored meat corals but only a few of them have the color and pattern to really take the motif all the way. Earlier…

Crazy rainbow Acanthophyllia will knock your socks off!

We’ve seen some pretty epic Acnthophyllia meat corals in our day but a pair of insane specimens from Malaya Reef Aquatic are on a whole other level. If we had an idea of what colors and patterns constituted a top shelf for the one…

Fluorescent Friday: Acanthophyllia edition

Acanthophyllia is a particular group of corals which holds almost a mythic place in the realm of coral reef aquarists. This large showy coral has been a mainstay of mini reef aquariums for decades, with the solitary polyp being one…

Double headed ‘Siamese’ Acanthophyllia

A very rare and strange Acanthophyllia was really imported by Eye Catching Corals which features two identical polyps and corallites growing from a common stalk. We’ve seen “double” Acanthophyllia before which were of different sizes and colors and clearly simply…

This Rainbow Acanthophyllia is one of the nicest we’ve ever seen

The rainbow Acanthophyllia coral we came across this weekend is one of the nicest meat corals we’ve ever seen. We spotted this gorgeous meat coral at Mile High Aquatics in Parker, Colorado and we were impressed at how this coral…

Indo-Pacific Scolymia is now officially recognized as Acanthophyllia deshayesiana

You know that coral we’ve been calling Scolymia for all these years? Well it turns out it’s not a Scolymia at all but a member of it’s own genus, Acanthophyllia. There has been confusion surrounding the true taxonomic identity of…

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…

The Outstanding LPS Corals of AquaShella Dallas

Large polyp stony corals are some of the most highly variable of all species of Scleractinia so it’s always fun to peruse a curated collection in people’s tanks, local fish stores, and especially at large aquarium events. Such a conference…

What it’s Like To Start a ‘Career in Corals’

My name is Levi Peterson and a few months ago I made a decision to work closely with corals at ACI Aquaculture. I formerly worked at a local pet store and personally worked very closely with Non-Photosynthetic corals. However, when…