Indonesia

Indo Gold Torch are Back and More Colorful Than Ever

Indonesian coral farmers have been waiting for a very long time to be able to ship some gold torch corals again. Classic Australian gold torch corals, or ‘glabs’ as they call them, are very nice, especially the ’24 karat gold…

Mysterious ‘Zebra Tang’ Created by Bali Aquarich

During our most recent monthly visit to Mr Su at the Bali Aquarich facility in North Bali, we were greeted by the cutest little juvenile tang we’ve ever seen. This single individual is a one of a kind fish, a…

Farmed Corals from Indonesia Will Never be the Same

After a few days of euphoria with everyone thinking that the unlimited supply of cheap maricultured coral from Indonesia is back we are feeling a bit hungover. We tried to communicate the message that things would be different in last…

Indonesian Cultured Coral Exports will Resume Next Week!

After a nearly two year hiatus, next week Indonesian coral farmers will once again be able to export their cultured corals. Following a long process that started with the re-election of president Jokowi in spring, then in September a new…

Two More Exciting Captive Bred Species from Bali Aquarich

You heard about the recent breeding of Centropyge joculator as well as the Rock beauty (Holacanthus tricolor). But this is not the end of recent breeding announcements, as the very warm and dry weather in Bali brought us some two…

Acropora lokani is SPS Royalty Among Acros

Acropora lokani is a very common deeper water Acropora that is common in Indonesia and widespread through the Indo-Pacific. The lokani Acro has been farmed by the thousands for many years, decades even, so in that time we thought we’d…

The Classic Octo-Bubble Coral Finally has a Name

An overlooked 2003 publication describing few new species of corals from Sabah, Malaysia, on the northern tip of the Borneo island, shed lights on a commonly available bubble coral species for many years from Indonesia, and finally put a name…

These Cute Monster Eggs are from the Psychedelic Frogfish

The Psychedelic Frogfish (Histiophryne psychedelica) is one of the weirdest fish, ever found in the ocean and it is considered as the Holy Grail of Underwater Macro Photography. The Psychedelic frogfish is not only an insane looking fish, but it’s…

Orange Acantastrea echinatas is a Sight to Remember

The TRUE Acans, Acanthastrea echinata, used to be the norm few years back. They were abundantly shipped from Indonesia in a huge range of colors but are now very rarely found from Australia, especially in a nice gold or orange coloration.…

Indonesian Gold Torch Corals that GLOW in the Dark!

By now we are well accustomed to Australian gold torch corals, Euphyllia glabrescens, and we’d almost started to forget the colonies we used to get from Indonesia. In the land down under, Gold torches are shallow water, cryptic corals, living…