Vincent Chalias
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Vincent is a coral passionate aquarist with extensive experience in the industry, travelling the world to learn about corals. His background is a master degree in Marine Aquaculture. He set up the first Indonesian Coral mariculture farms at the beginning of the century and spent over 20 years in Indonesia running them. He's been extensively diving and documenting corals all over the Indo-Pacific.

This is why Lobophyllia flabelliformis is Called ‘Carpet Lobo’

While ‘coral-ing’ in North Bali, we came upon an insane colony of Lobophyllia flabelliformis we couldn’t resist to photograph and share with you. But we came across while foraging for coral observation in North Bali, a colony of Lobophyllia like…

New Half-Black/Lemonpeel Angelfish Hybrid produced by Bali Aquarich

In our latest visit to Mr Su famous ornamental fish hatchery, we were greeted with many fish of different sizes and slightly different coloration all of them being hybrids of Centropyge flavissima and C. vrolicki. The very strange thing with…

Chameleon Pachies are Packed with Color

Acanthastrea pachysepta is one of the most recognizable and hardy LPS corals even if they are still commonly confused with Lobophyllia. Ever since this coral was imported, we knew it couldn’t be mixed with any Lobophyllia without a risk of being…

Acid Trip Cyphastrea Just Melted My Brain

Ultra Coral Australia, the famous Australian coral business owned by master coral collector and farmer Nic Dos Santos, just showed us some pictures of a Cyphastrea coral that blew our mind! Multicolored Cyphastrea are quite a common sight. But this…

Red Mini-Maxi Anemone Lives Much Deeper than we Thought

Mini maxi Carpet anemones, Homactis tapetum, have been a hot commodity from Vietnam for a long time already. They used to come in all possible coloration, and it took us quite a long time to actually discover their habitat in…

Crazy Cave Dwelling Leptoseris Survives in Almost Total Darkness

On a recent dive on a deep reef in Indonesia, we noticed a very unique coral under a ledge. It was a very colorful specimen of Leptoseris foliosa with very unusual coloration unlike anything we’ve ever seen before. We had…

Urban Coral are Adapting Surprising Well!

A very interesting paper from Coral Morphologic, written by Colin Foord and J.D. McKay came out recently. Coral Morphologic is well known for bringing the spot light on corals through arts and webcam for more than a decade now. But…

There’s a Lot of Phoney ‘Maricultured’ Coral in the Hobby

As the old adage goes ‘if it’s too good to be true, then it probably isn’t’ and this wholly applies to many different corals being classified as maricultured. Everyone who deals in and sells corals should be aware of what…

The Bali Aquarich Nebula Angelfish is a Really Cute Fish

It’s been a while, and since we were visiting Bali Aquarich, we thought we would take some few pictures of the bigger specimen of Nebula angelfish, we talk about a couple months ago. We thought we’d give you an update…

Bali Aquarich produces another first: Golden Angelfish!

Bali Aquarich the now famous Indonesian marine fish breeder, had us excited for a couple of weeks already. Sending quick shots of settling juvenile angelfish of a new kind, and we could recognize the golden angelfish Centropyge aurantia in them,…