Dendrophyllia

So Many Azoox Stony Corals in a Single Shallow Reef Cave

Our aquarium life 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,…

The Persian Gulf is hiding a treasure trove of brilliant Azoox corals

In the Ocean, and especially with corals, there’s still plenty left for us to discover, such as these incredibly Azoox corals being collected in the Middle East. When we first received this crop of images from a coral collector in…

Balanopsammia wirtzi, a new azoox coral species and genus from the Cape Verde Islands

Newly described stony corals are few and far between but West Africa has been hiding more than that in accessible, relatively shallow water. The new coral Balanopsammia wirtzi is an azooxanthellate stony coral from West Africa which was recently discovered to…

Illustrated key to azooxanthellate Scleractinia is high def identification gold

An illustrated key to the genera and subgenera of the recent Azooxanthellate Scleractinia, is one of the coolest in depth LPS azoox identification keys we’ve come across. Even if you have zero interest in azoox corals, you absolutely have to check…

Stephanocyathus coral among many new finds of deep water marine life

Most of the deep sea exploration stories we hear about has to do with the mobile, megafauna like deep sea squids, octopus, jellyfish and the like. However a new report seen on National Geographic features at least one super nice…

Hanapapa’s NPS stony corals are a dream for azoox coral lovers

We’ve covered plenty of amazing azoox reef tanks and azoox corals before, but this Japanese azoox corals in Hanapapa’s tank is on a whole new level. The azoox corals in this tank are so drool worthy that we are not…

Marcy’s reef is full of sweet azoox corals

At Reef builders we are huge fans of azoox reef aquariums because they are unique and quite simply they’re just hot. This neat little Japanese 170L (45 US gallons) tank is no exception. The huge variety of Tubastraea, Dendrophilia and…

Azoox.org, the dark side of the hobby gets their own forum

Azoox.org is a newly created forum that was developed to provide and share information about the care of Azooxanthellate corals in aquariums at all experience levels. The goal of Azoox.org is not just to provide and share information on a hobbyist…