What It’s Like To Be A Reefer In Saskatchewan Canada

Bayside Corals The Canadian province of Saskatchewan is located about as far from the ocean as they come, and we didn’t expect much when we started an online search for reefers and reef shops in the city of Saskatoon.  To my…

The Unicorn Coral, Acropora multiacuta spotted in Manado, Sulawesi

Acropora multiacuta is one of those unicorn corals, one you see in a book, but never truly believe you can find it in the wild. And then in the most unexpected place, it appears. We stumbled across this rare coral specimens while…

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…

Nature Still Grows The Best Acropora Colonies

The reef aquarium hobby as a whole has become very good at growing all kinds of reef corals, especially the shallow water species that grow the reef. Over the decades we’ve learned to grow, frag, and micro-propagate coral strains to…

The Coral Name Game

Itā€™s all in the name. The name says it all. A rose by any other name would smell as sweet. We have all heard countless phrases that extol the importance of a name. Last names like Miller or Baker referred…

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…

Pink Acropora jacquelineae discovered in Raja Ampat

Acropora jacquelineae is a very recognizable species of deepwater or smooth skinned Acro. It is relatively easy to keep, but until now if you wanted to try your hand at growing the unique shape of Acropora jacquelineae you had to…

Reef Builders Indonesia Travelogue – Menjangan Island and Permuteran Bay

Last week we had the opportunity to dive the North West coast of Bali. We did two spectacular wall dives off Menjangan Island and visited the Bio-Rock reef project in Permuteran Bay. First up Menjangan Island is located 5km (3 miles) off  shore from…

Revision of Acropora & Isopora, a free guide to Staghorn Corals

Coral books for diehard coral junkies like ourselves are few and far between, which is why we spend so much time digging through the scientific literature. We frequently come across new discoveries, new species, but occasionally, we come across a…

USFWS Los Angeles: We are now advising the trade of coming ESA listings

We have confirmed the USFWS was incorrectly restricting some wholesalers regarding the 20 species of corals recently listed as threatened as illegal to import. Apparently the local offices in Los Angeles were interpretingĀ things different than the folks back at the…