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The Mimic Anemone strikes again, this time pretending to be algae!

It’s not the first time we’ve written about the insane anemone, Phyllodiscus semoni, and its crazy ability to disguise itself in its environment, mimicking different species of corals such as Acropora, Porites, Tubipora, Sinularia, Algae, and even other anemones. And…

Bowers are UCA’s favorite coral of all

Homophyllia bowerbanki is a classy-looking member of the Lobophylliidae family that we obtain primarily from Australia. The combination of those larger than Lords corallites, collectible color morphs, and patterns to rival their H.australis cousins has made them popular with reefkeepers…

Desktop Series offer stripped-down AIO nano tanks from Red Sea

Red Sea has released a new line of nano aquariums called the Desktop Series. They are in effect the Max Nano Cube and Peninsula All-In-One tanks we know and love, only they’ve been stripped of all their equipment and are…

In memoriam of Jacob Adams

The reefkeeping world is mourning the sudden loss of our Managing Editor, Jake Adams. To many people Jake informed, educated, and entertained reefers in all four corners of the world. A Bachelor of Marine Science, Jake also became a skilled…

The Aquascape of this Reef is Covered by Corals [Video]

In this current era of reef keeping where the emphasis is either on purely collecting coral frags, or over-engineering the aquarium into a rube goldberg machine, it’s getting increasingly hard to find a nice grove of healthy thriving coral colonies.…

Reefers are Sleeping On the ‘Inflatable’ Cynarinas

The reef aquarium world has been perpetually infatuated with showy large polyp stony corals as showcase centerpieces, or at the very least a very expensive flex. Trachies have long been celebrated, Acanthos are conspicuous consumption at its finest and only in…

Isopora is the Most Common Coral You’ve Barely Heard of

During our reef journeys we’ve come across many different kinds of coral reefs dominated by Isopora – a very close relative of the beloved staghorn corals. But some of the shallowest reefs we’ve observed while diving in Bunaken National Park,…

Receiving Two Boxes of Rarities and Oddballs from Ultra Coral Australia

If you want to find the best and most interesting corals in the world you’ve got to cast a wider net, beyond just your LFS or local reefing group online. Aquarium events are one great place to encounter a wide…

Yurple Tang – A Close Look at Bali Aquarich’s Hybrid Zebrasoma

The ‘Yurple’ tang is a hybrid Zebrasoma the likes of which has only been made possible through captive breeding efforts. This unique fish was produced by Bali Aquarich in Indonesia by cross breeding the yellow tang, Z. flavescens, from Hawaii and…

The Flagship Reef Tank Thrives on Aquarium Fundamentals

The Flagship reef tank is an aquarium display we’ve been working with at the Reef Builders Studio for a little over three years and lately this tank has really been turning up. Being a six foot long peninsula style aquarium…