blastomussa

Unusual Corals In Lembeh Strait

Lembeh Strait The Lembeh Strait is a holy grail amongst scuba divers. This relatively small channel of water is home to the highest concentration of crazy critters known anywhere under the sea. Scuba divers from around the world flock to…

The Developing Story of the Bounce Blastomussa

This story starts with Joe Caparatta, years before he joined Unique Corals. At the time Joe was running a company called New York Aquarium Services in midtown Manhattan. A company I owned became one of his clients and about ten years…

Fluorescent Friday: Blastomussa edition

We visited Jakarta Indonesia last week, touring the bustling coral and aquarium exporting locations to see corals from all over Indonesia. While at Reefmaster Indonesia, we sighted an awesome, huge solitary polyp of Blastomussa vivida; we pulled out the underwater…

Can Reef Primer really save corals from bacterial infections?

I saved one really, really nice Blastomussa from infection using Reef Primer and it’s gotten me really curious. Can Reef Primer really be used to save some of these corals that are notorious at coming down with aggressive bacterial infections?…

A gorgeous colony of Blastomussa loyae from the Red Sea

Blastomussa is a celebrated genus of stony corals in the home aquarium, but there’s still a lot we don’t know about the biodiversity of this coral group. For starters, we confused the Indo-Pacific Blastomussa for B. wellsi for many years, until…

Tunze LED Review: the perfect aquarium utility light

When we first learned that Tunze was building an LED light of their own, we were really curious about what kind of light they would make. When the Tunze LED striplight was finally unveiled at InterZoo, the resulting lighting device…

Top 10 new coral and giant clam species of 2014

The discoveries of new fish species were really impressive this year and the coral and giant clam taxonomists also had their hands full in 2014. Across the board we are still seeing a nice steady flow of new soft and…

Kiss Australomussa goodbye, say hello to Parascolymia rowleyensis

Australomussa’s place on the LPS branch of the coral tree of life has always been a little bit murky – today we learn a little bit more about where it belongs, and who its friends are. Parascolymia rowleyensis is the new…

Meet the Blastomussa vivida, a new blasto species

The LPS craze was fueled in part by beautiful and fleshy Blastomussa corals and now we are finding out there is a new member of this coral genus — the Blastomussa vivida. According to a new research paper published this…

Sweet video by Tidal Gardens is your two minute guide to Blastomussa corals

Used to be that a nice Blastomussa coral was the tippy top of the shelf for LPS corals that you could get for your “Mini Reef” aquarium. A nice Blasto represented the centerpiece coral in many people’s coral collection, almost…