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Hoeksemai Acro is the King of Blue Staghorn Corals!

Acropora hoeksemai is a gorgeous blue staghorn Acro which been a classic Indonesian coral, produced in the thousands through mariculture. So you would think that this coral is probably available all over the world right now, through frag sellers, but its…

Alveopora are NOT a Flowerpot Coral After All!

Following our series of articles on changes in coral classification after a massive genetic analysis, there is one more coral that got moved in quite a surprising way – Alveopora. Alveopora used to be the flowerpot coral with 12 fat tentacle,…

Bernardpora, the Flowerpot Coral caught between Goniopora and Porites

This awful scientific name probably doesn’t ring a bell to you but Bernardpora stutchburyi is actually a very common coral. It’s cultured all over the world, and misidentified under so many other names. The most used common name is short polyped flowerpot…

Have you ever seen a Fimbriaphyllia ‘Frammer’ Coral?

What exactly is a Frammer coral? It’s a Fimbriaphyllia with a tentacles mix of Hammer and Frogspawn tips. Recently the Euphyllia group has been revised and the only Euphyllia is the Torch, Euphyllia glabrescens, and all other former members have…

The Indo Ban Is Still On, But Corals Are Growing Out Nicely

Bali Aquarium – Serangan Coral Farm The pictures speak for themselves. Left to grow for a nearly a year without even a trim, the Bali Aquarium coral farm racks are starting to get out of control! The overgrown racks are…

Join Ocean Gardener For a Coral Farm Tour in Bali Indonesia
Ocean Gardener Do you want to learn more about coral biology, coral farming, and coral restoration? Ocean Gardener is now offering guided and attended snorkeling tours of their coral farm located on the island of Bali Indonesia. Join Ocean Gardener…
So Many Azoox Stony Corals in a Single Shallow Reef Cave

Our aquarium life is all but dominated by photosynthetic corals and to be fair, the brightly lit aquariums they require is part of the appeal. But there’s a whole wide world of cool and unusual corals growing literally in the shadows,…

Nature Still Grows The Best Acropora Colonies

The reef aquarium hobby as a whole has become very good at growing all kinds of reef corals, especially the shallow water species that grow the reef. Over the decades we’ve learned to grow, frag, and micro-propagate coral strains to…

Flower Anemones Discovered in Bali Indonesia!

Flower anemones, Phymanthus crucifer, are one of the most striking reef invertebrates that until now, have only been available from Florida and surrounding Caribbean, or so we thought. Bali Aquarium shared some photos of a recent batch of ‘flower anemones’ from Indonesia…

Reefbuilders Indonesia Travelogue – How corals get from Farm to Tank

We’ve spent the past two month traveling around Indonesia to answer one question, do you know where your corals come from? To find the answer, we met with coral farmers, dove with coral collectors and toured export facilities in Bali…