soft corals

13 Creatures To Photograph At The Murex Bangka House Reef

Murex Bangka House Reef Guests staying at the Bangka Island hotel are in for a treat. The Murex house reef is only a fin toss away from the shore and full of interesting creatures to photograph. And regardless of where…

Sinularia mesophotica, A New Species of Photosyntetic Soft Coral From The Deep

Sinularia mesophotica is a new species of soft coral that has just been described from the deep waters of the Red Sea. This coral is special for a number reasons, not the least of which is how deep it was found…

Wanting Versus Needing

Wanting Versus Needing       While my daughter was at home for Spring Break, one of her most frequent refrains was “I need this” or “I will die without that”. As a parent one of the things I tried to…

How To Fill Out Your Reef Tank When You’re Just Getting Started

Filling Out Your New Reef Tank One of the biggest challenges for new aquarium hobbyists is patience. It’s not uncommon to have a rock garden in your living room for two months before your aquarium is cycled and ready for its…

How to Care for Soft Corals

Are you just getting started on your first saltwater aquarium and looking to dive into your first corals? If so, soft corals are an excellent group of corals that are easy to care for and are pleasing to the eye.…

Get Inspired By This Forest Of Soft Corals in Raja Ampat

Besides Zoanthids and the new wave of shrooms, the aquarium hobby is ruled by our love for stony corals. But soft corals are an important part of the reef environment, sometimes becoming so dominant that they form veritable forests of softly swaying…

Sinularia levi, a new species of soft coral from the Red Sea

There’s a new soft coral on the books and it’s called Sinularia levi. This new species of finger leather coral comes to us from the shallow waters of the Red Sea. Sinularia levi was described from a re-examination of S. polydactyla, the pulsing…

The Tyson Reef tank looks incredible after 15 years

The Tyson Reef tank is an old school 110 gallon reef tank that is going on 15 years old. Upscale marine aquarium service company Premier Fish & Reef took over the maintenance of this aquarium about three years ago and…

Sinularia dura, the one and only cabbage leather coral

The cabbage leather coral, Sinularia dura, is one of those inimitable corals that all reefers should keep at some point in their aquarium career. This coral has the potential to be incredibly beautiful but it is rarely ever displayed in a flattering…

Stereonephthya, portrait of an uncommon soft coral

Stereonephthya is an uncommon soft coral which is seriously underrated, both as an aquarium coral, and as a unique member of the coral reef community. The simplest way to describe Stereonephthya is that it’s the lovechild of photosynthetic Nephthea and…