Is This The First Solid RED Elegance Coral?

We still remember where we were when we first received images of a ‘red’ elegance coral and we instantly dismissed the authenticity of the photographs. It wouldn’t take more than a few months until we saw a red elegance coral…

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…

Cirrhilabrus randalli Offered for Sale by Among the Reef

Cirrhilabrus randalli is a species of fairy wrasse that was described as far back as 1995, but so far has been completely absent in the aquarium hobby until now. A pair of Raindall’s Fairy wrasse have just been listed for…

All the HOT Corals Were at ReefStock Australia This Year

The two biggest reef shows of the summer, ReefStock Australia and MACNA, have come and gone and while we’re almost caught up on all the products from MACNA, we still have a lot to tell you about ReefStock Australia. Although this…

Illlumagic LED Lights get ‘Certified’ for lighting Australian Acros
Cairns Marine is well known as one of the most prolific sources of shallow water Acropora from Australia and the Great Barrier Reef. For five years now Cairns Marine has been using the robust light fixtures from Illumagic to light…
Illumagic Makes Killer LED Lights For Nanos, Reef Displays, & Commercial Scale

Illumagic is a Taiwanese company that has been making LED aquarium lights about as long as all the major players in the aquarium hobby. Being separate from mainland China, Europe and North America, Illumagic has really been able to develop…

Ricordea yuma Are Still Some Of The Showiest Shrooms In The Hobby

As the reef aquarium hobby has become gripped by the current craze for mushroom anemones or corallimorphs, we’ve seen all different types of these polyps become exalted and highly sought after. Better known as ‘Shrooms’, the Discosoma and Rhodactis have been appearing…

Corals As Colorful As This Lobophyllia Shouldn’t Exist!

You know we’ve covered our fair share of sensational corals in our many years of blogging but there’s always a coral out there which is ready to raise the bar and blow our minds. The latest incomprehensibly colorful coral comes to…

This Is What A Metric Boatload of Wild Corals Looks Like!

If you enjoyed our first video walkthrough of Cairns Marine with a focus on the fish systems, you’re definitely going to love this next part with more emphasis on the corals. We’ve been to coral collectors around the world plenty…

I Saw A White Bicolor Angelfish And It Was Magical

When I traveled from Sydney to Cairns to visit Cairns Marine, I knew I’d be treated to see some very neat rare fish, and some juicy corals. But as luck would have it, the fish collecting crew brought in something…