Flower Polyp Montipora Appears with Intense GFP Infection

The Flower Polyp Montipora Cap is one of the older and more unique strains of Montipora in the reef aquarium hobby, and also one of our favorites. This light off-green Monti strain has a nice thick purple rim, but what really…

Insane purple Acropora suharsonoi with neon green ‘GFP infection’

This exceptionally stunning purple Acropora suharsonoi with swirls of green fluorescent protein has just been obtained by Bali Aquarium.┬áRare and aberrant reef fish pop up on our radar like everyday but one of a kind coral specimens such as this…

GFP “infection” radically alters the look of stony corals, like the Green Jacket

Green Fluorescent Protein is one of the most ubiquitous and recognizable fluorescent colors in soft and stony corals. In some cases the GFP is expressively produced, sometimes it’s a byproduct and recently reef aquarists have observed a third phenomenon involving…

Grafted Millepora are not as rare as we thought

Grafted corals are the reef aquarium’s holy grail. They demand a high price tag and are highly sort after by many of us. Acropora millepora is the second most popular Acropora after Acropora tenuis, and a good, grafted millepora is…

The Challenge With Grafted/Protein Infected Corals

The reef aquarium hobby has always had some degree of obsession with any new or unique coral strains and varieties. It’s therefore no surprise that when reefers first started discovering irregular patches of color in SPS corals like Acros and…

The Rainbow Splice Acro is all Grown Up! [Video]

It’s been just over three years since Reef Raft Canada first introduced the spectacular Rainbow Splice Millepora Acro to the aquarium world and it quickly shot up to become one of the most desirable strains among coral stick collectors. The…

Green ‘Grafted’ Heronensis is one of the Rarest Corals

The Hero Coral, Turbinaria heronensis, is one of the most interesting of all pagoda cup corals because it can exhibit a range of growth forms. Sometimes hero corals are completely branching like a delicate looking Duncanopsammia, other times it’s nearly smooth and…

The Transformation of the Shining Dragon Acropora

Acropora carduus is a great reef aquarium corals that goes by many names, and has been enjoyed by reefers around the world as the fast growing ‘Red Dragon’ Acro. First introduced into the aquarium hobby as maricultured colonies from Bali…

The Bali Aquarium Armageddon Tenuis is just mind blowing!

For quite a few years now, the ‘Homewrecker’ Acropora tenuis has been high on the wish list of many reefers. We thought it will be difficult to beat that one, and take years before we would see any other tenuis…

Branching Turbinaria from Eye Catching Coral is Full of Mystery

Turbinaria is simply an awesome group of stony corals that are full of diverse and very durable corals. In some ways the hardiness of Pagoda, Cup, and Scroll corals is more similar to typical soft corals, making them a good…