Raja Ampat Coral Diaries – Acropora
Raja Ampat Coral Diaries How often do you dive just to see coral? No really, how often do you spend your dive photographing corals, looking for corals, and getting amped about finding rare species. It's easy to finish a dive and…
First Sustainable Acropora spathulata Now Available from Bali Aquarium

Bali Aquarium has just come out with an Indonesian strain of Green Apple Acropora spathulata. After a collecting trip in central Indonesia last year, three fragments were collected out of the first ever colony of this species discovered in Indonesia. This…

Acropora for Beginners

With the introduction of more aquaculture and mariculture facilities, there has been a boom in specimens available at the local fish stores these days. But I will say for certain that if you can get a frag from a successful…

An Ultra-Low-Nutrient System for Acropora and other SPS

Welcome to the next level of coral care. By now I am assuming you have at least understood all the key general practices to maintain some of the hardier corals, from soft corals to large-polyp stony (LPS) corals to some…

Acropora spathulata discovered in Indonesia

Acropora spathulata is the quintessential Australian SPS Coral in our minds, but we’ve now discovered that this coral can also be found as far away as central Indonesia. Contrary to our previous belief that A. spathulata is an Australian endemic,…

Top 7 rainbow SPS and Acropora corals

As stated in a previous post on rainbow corals, a plethora of colors are not too difficult to find in the LPS corals of today. It is evident that this is an exciting time to be in the marine aquarium hobby. What…

Kwajalein has more than its fair share of Red Acropora

Red Acros are one of the rarest color forms you can find in captively grown Acropora species, which is why species such as the ORA Red Planet, the Red Dragon acro, and the raspberry red Millepora acros are so popular in…

The tale of the Ultimate Efflo tabling acropora

Few other coral in our hobby captures the image we have about massively plating coral like Acropora efflorescens. We have seen tabling corals such as Acropora granulosa or Acropora millepora but in reality the title of a true plating Acro…

Blue Acropora spathulata makes our polyps swoon

There’s something about a big juicy blue Acropora, or a super nice Acropora millepora with perfectly developed scaly texture, that always grabs our attention. That is why the big blue Acropora spathulata Unique Corals flaunted from Australia is one we…

Acropora suharsonoi – one of the most beautiful and unique deepwater Acro species

We are delighted to welcome Leo den Breejen as the latest addition to our lineup of international contributors. Leo is the creator of such famed aquascapes as the Formosa Forest and Apogon Reef and he’ll be dropping from time to…