Coral

Scientist to freeze, cryogenically preserve Great Barrier Reef corals

[dailymotion width=”680″ height=”382″]http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xmmiji_scientists-look-to-cryogenics-to-preserve-coral-reefs_news#from=embediframe[/dailymotion] Cryogenics and coral banks are nothing new but as one of the largest and most famous reefs in the world, Australian scientists are exploring using cryogenics to preserve corals from the Great Barrier Reef. We’ve previously seen…

Outstanding Fungia fralinae could become the first captive raised strain of disc coral

Fungia fralinae is a fairly common, popular and robust species of disc coral which is more often an attractive green color with orange mouths. It is actually less common to get Fungia fralinae as an individual polyp than as the remnants…

ORA Montipora Confusa now available to retailers and hobbyists

ORA just added Montipora confusa that will be available to retailers shortly. In a blog post: “The ORA Confusa is a horizontal plating Montipora with very pronounced ridges covering its undulating surface. The overall green coloration is interrupted between the ridges…

1,500-gallon reef aquarium a beautiful specimen after four years

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2itCSx1HdM[/youtube] We featured this 1,500-gallon aquarium nearly two years ago on a post featuring Borbonius anthias (Odontanthias borbonius) shared by Aquatic Art, Inc. and this new video shows how nicely this tank has matured over the last four years. The corals…

Top 10 new and cool corals of 2011

2011 brought us a ton of new reef fish species and although coral species and new aquairum strains come about at a crawling pace, this year was an exceptionally good one for a broad range of corals of all types.…

True Efflatournaria appears in the Diver’s Den, looks more like Xenia than Cespitularia

Finally, true Efflatournariahas appeared in the aquarium trade, as a maricultured coral in the Diver’s Den no less. Efflatournaria is a genus of soft corals whose name has been misapplied to various corals in the trade in recent years. Xenia, Hetroxenia and Cespitularia have…

Simple, clean nano aquarium makes big impression

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5MqxHR7sHI[/youtube] We love well edited aquariums and in many cases, less can be more. This nice video of a very clean aquascaped ADA nano aquarium by YouTube user digitallyblue took a simple approach to make a big impact in a…

Tiny orange tongue coral is an example of how to find cool corals

If there is one thing that I am glad about in this hobby it’s that my taste in corals is pretty different from the mainstream. I like weirdo corals, weirdo colors and I especially love creeper corals which look like…

Orange frogspawn coral from Vietnam is jaw-dropping and stunning

In the recent years, we’ve seen quite a number of “orange” Euphyllia trickling in from Australia and Indonesia such as the famous orange hammer coral, and the pretty elusive orange branching frogspawn coral. Unfortunately, as the popularity for these exotic Euphyllias peaked,…

Algae-grazing fish help preserve corals

We’ve all seen how algae can choke off corals in our home aquariums and the same holds true in the wild. But algae-grazing fish in the wild are doing their parts to keep algae levels low on natural reefs to…