Experimenting With Color Mixing in Montipora

Montipora species are beloved reef aquarium corals for a number of reasons, their range of shapes, range of colors, and more recently for their surprising ability to acquire new colors/pigments into what the hobby calls ‘grafting’. This phenomenon is more…

Grafted Digitata: WWC Developing an Exciting New Coral Strain!

Grafted SPS coral strains, that is ones with an ‘infection’ of fluorescent proteins, are a very popular natural phenomenon that coral farmers work hard to develop in aquarium colonies. This bizarre occurrence is widespread and can be found in a…

Revisiting Reef Life Highlights of the Solomon Islands

The Solomon Islands is arguably one of the birthplaces of modern reef aquariums, especially when it comes to injecting the global reefing community with fun and exotic corals. There’s been some chatter about a new marine life pipeline being built…

The Kodama Acro is the Australian ‘Naked’ Acropora

The Kodama Acro is a very intriguing colony of Acropora that we collected alongside Ultra Corals Australia on the Southern Great Barrier Reef in Australia. What makes this coral special to us is that it was the first coral colony we…

The Rainbow Splice Acropora Millepora from Reef Raft Canada

There are grafted corals and then there is the Rainbow Splice Millepora from Reef Raft Canada. This naturally produced bicolored strain of the hobby’s favorite Acro, Acropora millepora, was spotted among the diverse coral collections of Reef Raft. A single branch tip…

Sunfire Grafted Cap Has Even Brighter Colored Polyps!

Grafted Corals, or ‘GFP Infections’ are among some of the most interesting and bizarre coral ‘strains’ available to us in the aquarium hobby. The phenomenon has been documented in a wide variety of corals, most often in small polyp stony…

Horniman’s ‘Lab Grown’ Tenuis Acros Are The REAL Limited Edition Corals!

For the last twenty years a certain subset of wild corals have been deemed to be ‘limited edition’, but since these come from the boundless ocean, how limited could they be? Well today we have what is perhaps one of…

Some Of Jason Fox’s Personal Favorite Corals

In the United States Jason Fox’s name has become synonymous with very unique and collectable corals. If that’s what you’re into, then visiting Jason’s own tanks is like visiting a boutique of fine coral shopping and propagation. I had the…

Kung Pao Monti is the Ultimate Strain of Montipora palawanensis

Montipora¬†palawanensis is a species of Monti that has been in our reef tanks for quite some time. However in recent years we’ve seen a huge uptick in the number of strains of this coral, especially coming out of Indonesia. Of…

Fluorescent Friday: Focus on World Wide Corals’ ‘Grafted Cap’

The phenomenon of ‘GFP Infection’ in stony corals is documented well enough that reefers are actively looking for it, sometimes induce it, and we even ‘groom’ certain corals to train the colors to spread in a deliberate way. Many different…