Acropora striata – Rainbow Hues from Bali Aquarium’s Coral Farm

Acropora striata is a species of the broad group of staghorn coral which most reefers won’t yet be familiar with but a new very colorful strain is about to change all that. Coming from the mariculture farms of Bali Aquarium…

The Bali Aquarium Armageddon Tenuis is just mind blowing!

For quite a few years now, the ‘Homewrecker’ Acropora tenuis has been high on the wish list of many reefers. We thought it will be difficult to beat that one, and take years before we would see any other tenuis…

Another Crazy King Bicolor Angelfish scored by Bali Aquarium!

It’s been a while since we documented a crazy looking Bicolor Angelfish and weird Angelfish are one of our favorite marine life topics. Even if Centropyge bicolor is a very common fish, Xanthic or aberrant morphs of that particular species…

Bali Aquarium Pushes Mariculture to the Next Level

20 years ago, Bali Aquarium was the first company to start commercial mariculture in Indonesia and 3 years ago, it created its own reef restoration and reef education program, called Ocean Gardener (www.oceangardener.org). Since then, they have put the tremendous…

ACI Lands the First Shipment of Bali Aquarium Cultured Corals

Oh boy how good it feels to know that not only are Indonesian corals trickling out of this land of coral reefs in modest quantities, but that there’s a good number of maricultured corals in those boxes too. Chief among…

First Sustainable Acropora spathulata Now Available from Bali Aquarium

Bali Aquarium has just come out with an Indonesian strain of Green Apple Acropora spathulata. After a collecting trip in central Indonesia last year, three fragments were collected out of the first ever colony of this species discovered in Indonesia. This…

A beautiful misbar aberrant regal angelfish from Bali Aquarium

The regal angelfish, Pygoplites diacanthus, is one of the most beautiful and iconic fishes of coral reefs all over the world. This species ranges from the Red Sea and western Indian Ocean through the Indo-Pacific, all the way to the Tuamotu…

Fabulous frogfish and crimson Rhinopias appear at Bali Aquarium

When it comes to our saltwater aquariums, pretty little reef fish and fancy corals are mostly what catches our fancy. So you can imagine how sensational a predatory reef fish would have to be to qualify as worthy of sharing with…

Reef Builders Indonesia Travelogue – Bali Aquarium Serangan Coral Farm

Staring out to sea only a few short kilometers from the hustle and bustle of Denpasar Indonesia, it would be easy to miss what is going on beneath the surface. Above, you would notice surfers paddling between crashing waves and fishermen wading out…

The elusive and illusory Synchiropus circularis shows up at Bali Aquarium

Synchiropus is an immaculate genus famed for the unorthodox juxtaposition between cute and freaky. Their martian like faces with huge bulging eyes and pursed lips coupled with their undulating fin movements make for a highly peculiar animal. In the aquarium context,…