Azoox Corals

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…

AZOX Macro Diet coral food by Aqua-Tech launches

Aqua-Tech is releasing its new AZOX Macro Diet coral food. The maker of Phyto2 is extending its product line with this coral food addressing the dietary needs of both photosynthetic and non-photosynthetic (azoox) corals. We don’t have the full rundown of the…

Eguchipsammia at Extreme Corals DE is the first Micro Dendro we’ve seen in a couple years

Eguchipsammia, or Micro Dendro Coral as it is more commonly known is a really cool coral that seemingly no one talks about. Eguchipsammia started showing up in the trade about four years ago where it was widely distributed as Micro…

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…

Eleutherobia ‘Fuzzy Carrot’ coral is a new maricultured NPS softy from Quality marine

As you may have guessed the yellow, orange but most often red colonies of Eleutherobia are non-photosynthetic, filter feeding fine particles from the water column. Some species of Eleutherobia Fuzzy Carrot coral occur in shallow water but only in caves or…

A short reminder why Halcurias anemones are awesome

We covered the first Halcurias anemone that appeared at live aquaria a couple weeks ago, and as there is more and more of these puppy’s popping up in the trade, here is a reminder why they a freaking awesome. One…

Lophelia.org is THE source for everything about deep water corals, David Attenborough approved

As hard core reef hobbyist, we are also very much fascinated with the ecology and biology and the conservation of any marine creature, and deep water corals are no exception. It’s been quite a long time since we first shared…

Scandinavian cold water aquariums a lot more diverse than you might think

When thinking about coldwater marine aquariums, west coast aquariums like that of Steve Weast come to mind, usually not coldwater aquariums from the supposedly “murky” waters of the coasts in Scandinavia. Recently however we’ve come across some Scandinavian cold water aquariums that throw…

Raja Ampat Indonesia is a non-photosynthetic coral heaven

This video of Raja Ampat is pure NPS Heaven. . . if you can ignore the soundtrack. Cirque du Soleil music isn’t the ideal tribute to this great video of Eastern Indonesian aposymbiotic corals. But taste aside, thanks to the…

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…