Acropora

Acropora spathulata is the iconic Australian Staghorn Coral

Last week, we reported about probably the most popular staghorn coral from Australia, Acropora microclados, a.k.a the Strawberry Shortcake. This time, we will tell you about another iconic Australian staghorn coral, Acropora spathulata. A problematic species? First of all, having…

Flaming Sunrise from Candy Corals is one of a Helluva Acropora speciosa

Candy Corals from Canada, recently acquired an amazing Acropora speciosa from Malaysia that they are calling the Flaming Sunrise. We’ve long been fans of these particular deepwater and elegant shaped species of Acropora that we used to get from Indonesia,…

Understanding the Ideal Australian Coral Habitat

Having learnt my Acros while living in Indonesia, I’ve grown up as an inshore reef stony coral freak because offshore reefs conditions are almost impossible to find in Indonesia. Even though we can find some of the species there, they…

Acropora Thrive In The Shallow Reefs Around Halmahera Indonesia

Halmahera Indonesia We’ve just spent a week diving in the northern province of Maluku Indonesia around the island of Halmahera, and to say we found our Acropora dream reef is an understatement. We visited this region as part of the…

My Favorite Corals: Toxic Green Acropora florida

In the world of aquarium stony corals, the ‘Bali Green Slimer’ has been the king of green SPS for more than twenty years, since the mid nineties. This particularly tenacious strain of green Acropora yongei is so prolific that it even…

Caribbean Coral Diaries – Fire Coral

Fire coral (Millepora sp.) is the VERY FIRST coral every scuba diver should learn to identify. These fuzzy orange corals hide a fierce sting and should be avoided at all cost. Colonies have a smooth surface with a pale yellow to…

Caribbean Coral Diaries: Acropora cervicornis

Acropora cervicornis Acropora cervicornis is an iconic Caribbean coral and one every scuba diver should know how to identify. In the Caribbean, there are three species of Acropora which are essential for creating complex habitats and buffering the coastline. Acropora cervicornis grows into cylindrical branches…

Cali Tort Spawned In Captivity, In Canada Of All Places!
When you think of coral spawning, the last place that comes to mind is Canada. So last week when we got an email from our hometown we thought this story was too good not to share. Reefkeeper Adam Sutherland shares…
Acropora Palmata Corals Are Much Older Than We Thought

Acropora palmata Researchers at Penn State University have shown that colonial Acorpora corals, in particular, Acropora palmata are much older than previously thought. Although the oldest portion of the coral may no longer exist, the team looked at mutations in the living…

First Sustainable Acropora spathulata Now Available from Bali Aquarium

Bali Aquarium has just come out with an Indonesian strain of Green Apple Acropora spathulata. After a collecting trip in central Indonesia last year, three fragments were collected out of the first ever colony of this species discovered in Indonesia. This…