soft corals

Some idiot planted Xenia on a Venezuelan reef to awful effect

We reefers have long considered¬†Xenia species to be a particularly weedy species in our aquariums. There once was a time when any Xenia was worth its weight in gold but now you’d be lucky to get $10 a pound, and…

The weeping willow leather coral has impossibly long polyps

The “Weeping Willow” leather coral is an example of how unique and cool a¬†Sarcophyton toadstool coral has to be for me to specifically grow it for more than a dozen years. I still remember the first time we saw the…

Dampia pocilloporaeformis is a soft coral that prefers the company of SPS

Dampia is a very unique soft coral which has held a very special place in our hearts since the first time we ever saw one. There is only one species in the genus, Dampia pocilloporaeformis, which as its name implies,…