hammer coral

Euphyllia baliensis, the Holy Grail Quest!

It’s been over eight years since the small polyp Euphyllia baliensis was described from the deep waters around the Indonesian Island of Bali. It’s also been around eight years that we’ve been searching for this coral, pushing the limits of…

Have you ever seen a Fimbriaphyllia ‘Frammer’ Coral?

What exactly is a Frammer coral? It’s a Fimbriaphyllia with a tentacles mix of Hammer and Frogspawn tips. Recently the Euphyllia group has been revised and the only Euphyllia is the Torch, Euphyllia glabrescens, and all other former members have…

Euphyllia Corals Grow Best in Rhythmic Pulsing Flow

Euphyllia Flow Euphyllia corals have grown to be one of the most iconic aquarium corals, the hammer type polyp, Euphyllia ancora, even earning its place as “coral of the year” back in 2014. But when it comes to keeping these corals thriving in…

Crazy Hybrid Hammer x Frogspawn Coral Discovered in Bali Indonesia

Bali Aquarium has just released pictures of a truly fantastic looking Euphyllia coral. The tentacles are a perfect blend of a hammer coral, Euphyllia ancora, and a frogspawn coral, Euphyllia divisa, which is not that uncommon to see in some branching Euphyllia,…

Monsoon Aquatics, spawning Euphyllia paraancora VIDEO

Monsoon Aquatics from Darwin Australia posted these amazing videos to their Facebook Page of spawning Euphyllia paraancora. The videos clearly show egg bundles accumulating in the hammer shaped tentacles before being released through the polyps central mouth. At least 30…

This giant hammer coral IS the aquascape!

The giant aquarium-grown wall hammer coral at Neptune’s Tropical Fish has been a reef aquarium institution in the Denver area for nearly two decades. Generations of new and seasoned reefers have made the pilgrimage to this humble aquarium store on…

Hammer Coral Heaven is the best type of specialized micro reef tank

If we’ve learned anything from our years of reefkeeping and experimenting with smaller more specific aquarium environments, it’s that keeping a community reef tank with every kind of corals happy in the same aquarium is just about the hardest aquaristik…

Euphyllia ancora, the wall hammer is the coral of the year

Some years of the reef keeping hobby bring us new varieties and new species of corals for us to enjoy, but in 2013, the wall hammer was incredibly well represented across the globe. Euphyllia ancora, the wall hammer coral with the…

The Hammer Coral Cube is a Euphyllia-dominated masterpiece

The Hammer Cube is a masterpiece created by a reefer named Andrew who is located down below in Australia. He decided that with this new 60 gallon (24″) cube, he wanted to take his love affair with Euphyllia ancora to…

Elite Corals Australia bags an incredible neon highlighter yellow hammer coral

Just slightly over a month ago, Elite Corals Australia snagged up one of the most sensational bubble coral we’ve ever seen. With yellow oil sleek patterns artfully decorating a standard issue green bubble, we were knocked off our socks. This…