Azoox Corals

Tubastraea megacorallita: Fat Head ‘Dendro’ gets an Official Description

Tubastraea megacorallita is a fitting name for a coral that has been recognized in the aquarium for its very large polyps and accompanying corallites and has earned a very fitting common name. The ‘Fat Head’ Dendro has long been rumored in the…

Watch Tubastrea Larvae Escape Its Parent Coral by the Tentacle

Tubastrea sun corals are by far the most common non photosynthetic coral in the reef aquarium hobby, partially because they are so common throughout their natural range in the Indo-Pacific Oceans. Since the beginning of the last century however, the first…

Atlantia, a New Genus of NPS Coral from the Atlantic Ocean

Atlantia is a new genus of non photosynthetic stony coral (NPS) that was just recognized as being unique and as the name implies, from the Atlantic Ocean. Previously Atlantia caboverdiana was first classified as Enallopsammia and then reclassified as a species…

Tubastrea Sun Corals Fill The Cave Tunnel Beneath Gato Island Philippines

Tubastrea Sun Tunnel, Gato Island Tubastrea is a type of non-photosynthetic coral popular in aquariums for their puffy polyps and love for being feed. The bright orange, yellow, or pink polyps come out at night to feed but can also…

Top 10 Unknown Azoox Corals

The American reef aquarium hobby is always looking for the latest and greatest new strain of corals to grow and exalt. Strains of very familiar corals like the Homewrecker Acro and Kun Pao Monti may turn some heads and have…

Crazy Self-Fragging Azoox LPS Has TWO Life Stages!

The marine aquarium hobby and especially the practice of keeping and growing corals is all but dominated by photosynthetic corals, but corals of the dark have some really cool surprises. Take Truncatoflabellum for example, a deepwater and turbid environment coral that basically…

Mark’s Simply Elegant NPS Biotope Aquarium
Mark's NPS Biotope It's hard not to fall in love with juicy NPS aquariums. Mark's NPS Biotope is a fine example, and we jumped on the opportunity to feature Mark's simply elegant tank. Mark's NPS Biotope is a rimless Elos 120XL…
So Many Azoox Stony Corals in a Single Shallow Reef Cave

Our aquarium lifeĀ is all but dominated by photosynthetic corals and to be fair, the brightly lit aquariums they require is part of the appeal. But there’s a whole wide world of cool and unusual corals growing literally in the shadows,…

Maine Coral Gardens are filled with Azoox corals and marine life

When we think of the state of Maine in the Northeast United States, we tend to think of lobsters and clam chowder. But as it turns out, there’s a really rich coral reef right off the coast of this northerly…

Preliminary success with Dendronephthya carnation corals

Dendronephthya soft corals, better known as ‘carnation corals’, are some of the most beautiful and iconic members of natural reef communities. However, their captive care requirements have remained elusive and to date, no one has really been able to keep…