hammer coral

‘Blacktip’ Hammer Coral is a Wild Color Pattern

There was a time when most of us were certainly very content to see any Euphyllia coral in a bright shade of green, but the last fifteen years have revealed a rainbow of colors we never knew existed. More discerning collections…

CITES Europe to Discuss Restrictions on Australian Corals

The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species will meet on December 3rd to discuss the collection and export of certain hard coral species from Australia.

Five Australian Coral Species Spawned in Captive Environment

Australian collectors are increasingly joining the charge to conserve coral reefs. While the Queensland based coral collector Inter-Fish Pty Ltd (australiancorals.com.au) is a quiet achiever of the Australian coral collection industry, they just could not help but share their good…

Hammer Coral Bouquet from OceanPets

About a a month ago we were sent a sampler of choice Australian corals by our old pal, Zach Lin who is currently collecting corals for OceanPets in Australia. This precious cargo from the middle of the Great Barrier Reef…

This Colorific Hammer Coral has a Trick up its Tentacles

Orange hammer corals have become all the rage since Australian coral exports first began, and we now can enjoy nearly all colors of the rainbow from green to ‘toxic green’ to orange, peachy, and even some shades of purple. However…

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…

Learn To Spot Coral Diversity: Large Polyp Corals

Large Polyp Corals Large polyp corals are any hard coral species which have thick fleshy tissue and large corallites over a few centimeters wide. There are even some extra large species with polyps that can reach 10 even 30 centimeters…

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…

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…