favia

Dipsastraea matthaii Is The Cutest Little Favia!

Dipsastraea matthai is a pretty common coral in the trade. It’s often misidentified as Micromussa. And it was recently moved from Favia that is now exclusively Atlantic genus, to the new Dipsastraea which has been created for its Indopacific members…

Stony coral taxonomy is getting all shook up & straightened out

The notion of discussing stony coral (Scleractinian) taxonomy is probably one that will elicit the blankest of stares. However, if you are hyper passionate about corals, their evolution and especially their relatedness gives us reefers insight to the care requirements,…

The coral tree of life is being rewritten one LPS at a time

Warning: the following is a nerdgasm of coral taxonomy, guest-written by Joe Rowlett, one of the many talented fish geeks working the fish tanks at Old Town Aquarium in Chicago.  Historically, corals have often been grouped at the genus and family level based…

Favia camranensis, a new species of moon coral with corallites like shingles

Favia camranensis is a new species of moon brain coral recently described by Yuri Latypov from colonies discovered in Vietnam. Found living in monospecific aggregations of five to twenty colonies at Hon Nai Reef in Cam Ranh Bay, Favia camaranensis differs…

Reef Aquarium Design adds custom, 800 gallon aquarium to posh Miami beach house

When you have yourself a posh $16.5 million beach-front home in Miami, you really don’t pull any punches when you want to add an aquarium. Reef Aquarium Design built and installed a swanky 800 gallon reef aquarium in this one-of-a-kind home…

Ecoxotic’s 120 watt Cannon LED Pendant hits production

Ecoxotic’s 120 watt cannon LED light recently hit production after we first spied it using vapor filled heat pipes last year. The 120 watt cannon is powered by a multi-chip LED with an integrated driver for easier installation. The larger…