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Ultimate Mycedium Chalice Corals Spotted in Indonesia

We love to photograph Mycedium under water – Mycedium elephantotus is probably one of the most photogenic corals because it always exhibit a variety of bright colors on the same colony with contrasting mouths. During a diving trip in central…

This is why Lobophyllia flabelliformis is Called ‘Carpet Lobo’

While ‘coral-ing’ in North Bali, we came upon an insane colony of Lobophyllia flabelliformis we couldn’t resist to photograph and share with you. But we came across while foraging for coral observation in North Bali, a colony of Lobophyllia like…

New Half-Black/Lemonpeel Angelfish Hybrid produced by Bali Aquarich

In our latest visit to Mr Su famous ornamental fish hatchery, we were greeted with many fish of different sizes and slightly different coloration all of them being hybrids of Centropyge flavissima and C. vrolicki. The very strange thing with…

Chameleon Pachies are Packed with Color

Acanthastrea pachysepta is one of the most recognizable and hardy LPS corals even if they are still commonly confused with Lobophyllia. Ever since this coral was imported, we knew it couldn’t be mixed with any Lobophyllia without a risk of being…

Acid Trip Cyphastrea Just Melted My Brain

Ultra Coral Australia, the famous Australian coral business owned by master coral collector and farmer Nic Dos Santos, just showed us some pictures of a Cyphastrea coral that blew our mind! Multicolored Cyphastrea are quite a common sight. But this…

Red Mini-Maxi Anemone Lives Much Deeper than we Thought

Mini maxi Carpet anemones, Homactis tapetum, have been a hot commodity from Vietnam for a long time already. They used to come in all possible coloration, and it took us quite a long time to actually discover their habitat in…

Crazy Cave Dwelling Leptoseris Survives in Almost Total Darkness

On a recent dive on a deep reef in Indonesia, we noticed a very unique coral under a ledge. It was a very colorful specimen of Leptoseris foliosa with very unusual coloration unlike anything we’ve ever seen before. We had…

Bali Aquarich produces another first: Golden Angelfish!

Bali Aquarich the now famous Indonesian marine fish breeder, had us excited for a couple of weeks already. Sending quick shots of settling juvenile angelfish of a new kind, and we could recognize the golden angelfish Centropyge aurantia in them,…

Maldivian Koi tang comes with valuable catch information

For every aberrant koi tang we feature here at Reef Builders, we’re bombarded by about six more from around the globe. To the point where we weren’t even going to feature this fish, based just on its looks and high…

Captive Bred Yellow Tangs from Biota are the only option!

All of you should know by now, that the aquarium fishery in Hawaii has been shut down so wild yellow tang are not available anymore. Luckily, Biota company invested few years ago together with Oceanic Institute in Hawaii into commercial…