SPS Corals

Cyphastrea magna, New Species Of Stony Coral From The Red Sea

I always say this when a new species of TRUE stony coral is described, these are rare and few between. We only see a few new Scleractinia described every year, and it looks like Cyphastrea magna will be the second species, and…

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…

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…
The Biome Approach: A Tale Of Two Reefs

The Biome Approach: A Tale Of Two Reefs By: Greg Collinske It seems like whenever we consider starting a new reef aquarium, we always come back to thoughts about the two very large reef exhibits in Denver’s Downtown Aquarium.  We…

New Species: Cyphastrea salae From Lord Howe Island, Australia

Cyphastrea salae is the newest species of hard coral to be described from Lord Howe Island. The discovery of a new species, suggests that the fauna of this isolated location in the Tasman Sea off south eastern Australia is even…

Green Polyp Anacropora Is The Ultimate Cryptic Coral Strain

Anacropora has become a little more available to reefers in the last several years, but this genus still hasn’t yet received the adoration it deserves. Coming mostly in muted shades of white, brown, olive green and sometimes a rusty orange, we’ve…

Dramatic Acropora Color Change Sighted At Reef Raft Canada

We know that corals can change colors, some times pretty radically from how they are first imported. However one recent account from Reef Raft Canada takes the cake for a complete spectral makeover.  An unremarkable yet good looking colony of Acropora latistella arrived…

Exploring Coral Reefs In Grand Cayman
Cayman Islands Reefs South of Cuba, where the Caribbean and North American tectonic plates meet, lies Grand Cayman a divers paradise surrounded by deep walls, crystal clear water, and miles of coral reef. Grand Cayman is the largest of the three…
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…

How to Care for SPS Corals

SPS corals are mesmerizing animals that we easily become addicted to. The pursuit to constantly challenge our reefkeeping abilities keeps us wanting a more difficult SPS coral. We love the unique growth of SPS corals, their colors, and the fact that they are fairly…