Chalice Corals

Many Small Pectinia Kinda Look Like Dinosaurs

It always amazes us which corals are the hot new thing in the reef aquarium hobby and one group that really comes and goes in terms of popularity are the cup shaped Pectinia. It seems that whether they come from Australia…

The Nishi Chalice, Echinomorpha nishihiroi, is One Rare Coral

Words like that are used to describe the relative abundance of corals like ‘rare’ have all but lost any meaning in the aquarium hobby because it gets thrown around so much. But if there’s one holy grail coral species among all…

Echinopora ashmorensis is Totally Tubular

Echinopora asmorensis is a very interesting and unmistakeable coral that we just had the pleasure of finally seeing for ourselves for the first time in the wild. The species closely resembles the much more common E. lamellosa which can also…

Metalhead Echinopora Grows like Devil Horns

The ‘MetalHead Echinopora‘ is certainly not going to win any beauty awards and it’s a decidedly grey coral but what it lacks in fluorescence is more than made up for by a very unique branching pattern. In a reef tank…

Echinopora forskaliana, a Rare and Unique Coral from the Red Sea

Echinopora forskaliana is an uncommon species of stony coral that we’d never heard of other than seeing it in passing in Veron’s Corals of the World. But now thanks to a pair of great photographs by Andrey Ryanskiy we can…

Quick Tips For Fragging Chalice Corals With Gallery Aquatica TV

Ania is back with another episode of the frag files! This time she is showing us a few quick tips for fragging chalice corals. Check out the video below, or on the Gallery Aquatica YouTube Channel to learn more about…

The Shape of Corals is Linked to How they Feed

It’s been over 20 years since I started culturing corals in the ocean and in dedicated aquariums. I always believed that the shape of a corals was mainly determined by trying to expose as much surface to light while withstanding…

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…

Learn To Spot Six Types Of Plating Coral

Plating Corals Spotting coral can be overwhelming when everything looks the same. However, learning to recognize corals based on growth forms in the easiest way to master the art of coral spotting. Plating corals are found in all reef habitats…

Fukui Point (Part 1) – Coral Spotting in Northern Sulawesi

Fukui Point – Bunaken National Park Fukui point is easily one of the best coral dives in the Bunaken National Park. The shallow areas are covered in huge colonies of healthy branching corals, and the reef slopes have some of…