Revised Queensland Coral Exports Approved Until 2024

The Australian government has confirmed that hard coral export from the Great Barrier Reef can continue for another three years, albeit with several caveats. In a statement by the Wildlife Trade Regulation Section, a new approval for the Wildlife Trade…

Gold Torch Anemone is Unlike Anything We’ve Ever Seen

If you’re anything like us, when your eyes first focused on the image above you instinctively thought this coral was one of many new strains of gold or holy grail style torch corals which are all the rage in the…

Update to Australian Coral Export Restrictions from Queensland

Last week we reported about some what was feared would be an interruption of live coral exports, from Queensland Australia specifically. The information at the time was that the harvest and export of live corals from Queensland’s reefs would be…

Big Changes Coming to Australian Coral Exports

Australia has become one of the world’s biggest suppliers of live corals and this aquarium source became crucial to filling the gap when exports of all Indonesian corals were suspended. The availability of high quality, exotic and endemic corals from…

Reef Tanks of Instagram are Beauty Magazines all over again

“Do not read beauty magazines. They will only make you feel ugly.” These iconic words appeared in the “Wear Sunscreen” address given to graduates in 1997 by Mary Schmich of the Chicago Tribune and were later popularised by Australian film…

Fragging & Dipping a Holy Grail Torch Coral

Whether you call it a Holy Grail, Dragon Soul, or any silly made up names, there’s no question that Euphyllia glabrescens have been one of the hottest corals in the aquarium hobby for the last couple years. We are fortunate…

CITES Europe to Discuss Restrictions on Australian Corals

The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species will meet on December 3rd to discuss the collection and export of certain hard coral species from Australia.

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…

Top 5 Favorite Corals Spotted at Worldwide Corals’ Farm

It’s no secret that Orlando Florida’s World Wide Corals is a hotspot of aquarium coral diversity, which is part of the reason we jump on every opportunity to visit. Last weekend we were fortunate enough to be present for the…

Elegance Corals are an Affordable Substitute to Torch Corals

There’s a full-on Gold Rush going on right now with Torch corals, and that has multiplied the price into unobtainium territory for most people, ourselves included. We just can’t, in good conscience, spend hundreds of dollars for a single coral…