Spawning of Montipora digitata was ‘Manipulated’ by Innoqua in Japan

Innoqua is a start-up company in Japan established in 2019 to accelerate aquatic organism research. Right now, we do not know when coral exporting countries might stop shipping corals based on any reasons such as political, environmental concerns and others.…

Grafted Digitata: WWC Developing an Exciting New Coral Strain!

Grafted SPS coral strains, that is ones with an ‘infection’ of fluorescent proteins, are a very popular natural phenomenon that coral farmers work hard to develop in aquarium colonies. This bizarre occurrence is widespread and can be found in a…

An ode to purple Montipora digitata in the aquarium, and in nature

Purple Montipora digitata is hands down, one of the most beautiful and colorful small polyp stony corals available for aquariums, bar none. There, we’ve said it, professed our love for a coral that no matter how many times you’ve seen…

So Much to Dig about Montipora digitata!

As I grew to love SPS corals, one in particular stood out and caught my eye: Montipora digitata. I have found M. digitata to be a fast-growing, hardy SPS coral that, once established in a well-balanced reef tank, can really…

The Challenge With Grafted/Protein Infected Corals

The reef aquarium hobby has always had some degree of obsession with any new or unique coral strains and varieties. It’s therefore no surprise that when reefers first started discovering irregular patches of color in SPS corals like Acros and…

The Stony Coral Jungle Reef Tank of Evan Montgomery

Evan Montgomery has been reefing for quite a while and during his time assisting at the Reef Builders Studio he’s sharpened his reef building skills even more. We’ve featured Mr.Montgomery’s reef tank a couple times over the years but this…

Are Reefers Ready for the Immortal Tort?

The Immortal Tort is a unique strain of Acropora that is part of one of the most interesting origin stories of perhaps any coral in the reef aquarium hobby. As far as we know the image above is one of…

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…

Unboxing Fresh Frags from Worldwide Corals [Video]

Everyone loves new frags and last week we had the good fortune of visiting the Disneyland of aquarium frag culture, Worldwide Corals in Orlando Florida. As is tradition, we spent the majority of our time documenting as much as we…

Experimenting With Color Mixing in Montipora

Montipora species are beloved reef aquarium corals for a number of reasons, their range of shapes, range of colors, and more recently for their surprising ability to acquire new colors/pigments into what the hobby calls ‘grafting’. This phenomenon is more…