Chalice Corals

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…

How To Identify 20 Stony Corals From Indonesia

Often scuba divers focus on tiny critters, schools of fish, or jumbo-sized creatures like whales, dolphins, and sharks. This leaves corals to get lumped together under a single term ‘coral reef’ which is far too general to describe the hundreds of individual…

The Ludicrous Chalice Is Out Of This World

Last week an insane piece of Chalice came up from Indonesia. It’s like nothing we have ever encountered so far. This Unique piece collected by Bali aquarium somewhere in the Java Sea, was quickly snapped by Sea Dwelling Creatures. The…

Fireball Echinomorpha Just Might Burn Your Retinas

Over the last decade the hobby has collectively handled tens of thousands of Mycedium, Oxypora, and Echinophyllia colonies and strains. We’re probably starting to deplete the truly novel colors and patterns within these species but thankfully, we’re just beginning to explore the diversity of Echinomorpha.…

Echinomorpha Like You’ve Never Seen It Before

Even if you’re into chalice corals and consider yourself a connoisseur of Echinophyllia Mycedium and Oxypora, there’s still a pretty good chance you don;t know or don’t have an Echinomorpha. With only one species in the genus, Echinomorpha is kind of an odd…