Acropora rongelapensis Remastered
If you think we've reached the end of the diversity of coral yet to reach our reef tanks, let us reintroduce you to Acropora rongelapensis. This wild deepwater style Acro was described only in 2004 from the very far flung Rongelap Atoll…
Acropora rongelapensis is one of the craziest Acros we’ve ever seen

Ever first we learned and wrote about the exquisite¬†Acropora rongelapensis, it has been on our bucket list to go to the Marshall Islands to find and photograph this species in the wild. Last week we just happened to be on…

Acropora rongelapensis, a recently described species from Marshall Islands

While skimming some literature we came across the coral name Acropora rongelapensis, which we had never heard before. A few minutes of sleuthing and the original description provided us with all the details of this new Acropora species described in…

Bali Deepwater Acros Will Forever Be Our Favorite Exotic Corals

Coral fads and species hype comes and goes – Chalice corals had a nice long run, neat Favias were hot that one year, shrooms exploded onto the scene and are still going hot, and these days reefers rave over different…

Hybrid Reef Fish and Corals Are Much More Common Than We Knew

For over a decade we’ve been fascinated by hybrid marine life of all kinds and especially the ways that our beloved clownfish, angelfish, and many others turn out when their genetics get recombined in unexpected ways. While hybrid creatures may…

12 of the Rarest Corals We’ve Found on Wild Reefs

The definition of a ‘rare coral’ means very different things depending on who you ask. A rare aquarium coral is not usually a rare species, but a very unique or unusual color or strain that everybody wants, and is often associated…

Acropora russelli, the Ultimate LOW Light, Deep Water Plating Acro

In our quest to find the rarest Corals possible, somewhere in Indonesia we came across in a secret location sheltering a large field of Acropora ruselli, and boy, it was a sight to remember. This reef habitat was made up…

Top 5 Super Exotic Thin Branched Acroporas

We are living in a golden age of reef aquariums right now and despite the closures of coral exports from Indonesia and Fiji, we still have a crazy number of coral strains already in the hobby. However, for all the…

Revision of Acropora & Isopora, a free guide to Staghorn Corals

Coral books for diehard coral junkies like ourselves are few and far between, which is why we spend so much time digging through the scientific literature. We frequently come across new discoveries, new species, but occasionally, we come across a…

Kwajalein has more than its fair share of Red Acropora

Red Acros are one of the rarest color forms you can find in captively grown¬†Acropora species, which is why species such as the ORA Red Planet, the Red Dragon acro, and the raspberry red Millepora acros are so popular in…