Chagos Brain Coral, Ctenella chagius, rediscovered on the edge of existence 

A coral that was previously thought to be extinct has been rediscovered in the Chagos Archipelago. The Chagos Brain Coral, Ctenella chagius, is endemic to the Chagos islands in the Indian Ocean. It belongs to a monotypic genus within Meandrinidae,…

Tropic Marin shows the fruits of their coral reproduction labor

Tropic Marin displayed the first captive-bred Acropora in Germany at Interzoo 2022. The display was small and understated but was actually the most important stand at the show in terms of helping to protect the future of both our hobby…

First tank-bred ‘designer spliced’ Acropora for sale

Grafted or spliced coral varieties have become highly sort after in the Marine Aquarium hobby and to secure ownership of these unique frags carries a heavy price tag. Following two years of extensive work the team at the Coral Spawning…

First Captive Spawning of Homophyllia australis, the Australian ‘Scolie’

For the past ten years my work has been focused on successfully inducing coral spawning events in aquariums, but Homophyllia australis is a species that remained elusive to me despite four years of effort and commitment. The challenge of working…

Second Generation Acropora Successfully Raised at Horniman Museum

it was around six years ago that Jamie Craggs and the Horniman Museum & Gardens first successfully spawned and raised Acropora corals in an aquarium environment. Now this same team has succeeded in spawning the first generation of corals they…

Aquariums are Saving the Last Florida Pillar Corals

A team of Scientist and Aquarist from the Florida Aquarium, last month broke the news for spawning in captivity for the first time, the last remaining live colonies of Pillar coral (Dendrogyra cylindrus) known from Florida state waters.  Aquarium Industry…

My Corals are Dying: Why?

    Over the years I have been asked a lot of questions. Some have come and gone over time, like what is the best whatever or what fish or coral can I add to my tank. Some, however, have…

Horniman’s ‘Lab Grown’ Tenuis Acros Are The REAL Limited Edition Corals!

For the last twenty years a certain subset of wild corals have been deemed to be ‘limited edition’, but since these come from the boundless ocean, how limited could they be? Well today we have what is perhaps one of…

ReefStock Pulled Out All The Stops For Its 10th Year

          After having been to and spoken at virtually every reef show that has occurred in North America over the past 30 years I may be a bit jaded in terms of what I expect at a…

The 10th ReefStock is just Over A Month Away!

Just about ten years ago, I started the ReefStock conference in Denver Colorado during a time when reef hobbyist events were very rare. When I set out to do ReefStock for the first time, I never imagined ever doing it…