Ultra Coral Australia

You Won’t Believe Where Strawberry Shortcake Acros Live

Recently in Australia, together with Nic from Ultra Coral Australia we had the luck to go and observe Acropora microclados, aka the Strawberry Shortcake (SCC), in its natural environment. And because we’re sure most aquarist don’t realize where Strawberry Shortcake…

Is this the ‘True’ Montipora capricornis?

For so many years, we thought we saw Montipora capricornis everywhere. So many people were use that name for just any about any cup-shaped or plating Monti including M. foliosa, M. florida or M. aequituberculata was labelled a ‘Monti Cap’.…

Welcome to Gold Chalice central!

Chalice corals hit the scene in a huge way and now have been popular for quite a while, but since the Indonesian Coral ban, some corals we took for granted have nearly disappeared. Australian Chalice corals are pretty nice, but…

It’s Still Hard to Believe the Colors of Micro Lord Corals

Recently we came across a series of pictures taken by Ultra Coral Australia. Shots of some of their new collection of Rainbow Micro Lords, aka Micromussa lordhowensis, and we couldn’t resist to share some with you. UCA is starting to…

This is Where Micro Lord Corals Come From

Nic from Ultra Coral Australia gave us the chance to visit the land of Micromussa lordhowensis, or ‘Acans land’ and boy, this place didn’t disappoint us. We got lucky to see in their habitat, all the most popular varieties of…

Proper Collection on a ‘Perfect’ Stony Coral Reef

As soon as we landed in Mackay, Nic from Ultra Coral Australia took us on a dive through the last bit of a good weather window. He took us on a reef that he regularly visits to Harvest Acropora and similar…

Understanding the Ideal Australian Coral Habitat

Having learnt my Acros while living in Indonesia, I’ve grown up as an inshore reef stony coral freak because offshore reefs conditions are almost impossible to find in Indonesia. Even though we can find some of the species there, they…

New Variety of Dragon Fruit Acro from the Great Barrier Reef

While diving out the incredibly reach inner reefs of Southern Great Barrier Reef with Nic from Ultra Coral Australia, we found yet another insane piece of Acro…  The crazy thing with this Dragon Fruit Acro, is that it harbors the…

Have you ever seen a Fimbriaphyllia ‘Frammer’ Coral?

What exactly is a Frammer coral? It’s a Fimbriaphyllia with a tentacles mix of Hammer and Frogspawn tips. Recently the Euphyllia group has been revised and the only Euphyllia is the Torch, Euphyllia glabrescens, and all other former members have…

Coscinaraea, a Remarkable Genus of Coral & Aquarium Rarity

As proper coral nerd, we’re always on the lookout for different corals, regardless of their aquarium suitability. Diving around the world, we regularly come across this genus of coral in the shallow water, and never really understood, why these gorgeous…