Watch Out for a New More Damaging Euphyllia Flatworm

Coral pests are pretty much a fact of life for any reef aquarist or coral gardener, and these parasites and diseases range from slightly irritating to downright lethal. Recently we documented our experience with a ‘new’ flatworm that is more…

Hybrid Euphyllia Coral are (Slightly) More Common Than we Think

Torchspawn, Frammer, Hamspawn and many others are colloquial names for the many different ways that Euphyllia corals are known to hybridize and interbreed. Some of these are quite remarkable in their appearance that blurs the lines between both parent species,…

Euphyllia cristata, the Coral Everyone Forgets About

In the recent day, writing about Euphyllia and Fimbriaphyllia, a sudden question struck us, what about Euphyllia cristata, is it Fimbriaphyllia or Euphyllia? We always wanted to write about this coral, it’s one of our favorite in the Caryophylliidae, but we…

Incredible Gold Euphyllia is in a league of its own

This spectacular gold Euphyllia that Cherry Corals shared with us has so many odd things going for it, we don’t even know where to start. Simply put, this Gold Euphyllia has the brilliant yellow color of a gold torch coral, E.…

Euphyllia baliensis is a new large polyp stony coral with extremely thin branches

We all had a good look at the new Euphyllia baliensis with the huge announcement from Conservation International in Spring of 2011 but now the new coral has a name, and a whole lot more details on what makes this coral special.…

The Deep Water Rose Coral Reef is a Living Treasure

Several months ago a deep reef from French Polynesia made the news as something completely new because we didn’t know about the existence of these deeper reefs. Nevertheless it’s a good thing that corals are in the news, and people…

Galaxea Can Grow as big as Houses!

Large hard coral colonies are not only a very good sign of proper reef health, they are also a mesmerizing sight when they allowed to grow to full size. These majestic coral colonies are getting hard to find so we’re…

Two Dipsastraea speciosa corals we wish we’d bought when we saw them

Do you ever regret not buying a coral? We were scrolling through our phone pictures recently when we were reminded of two “Favia” which were on sale when we worked in a wholesaler’s. There we dealt with thousands of corals…

Rescaping the Nano Reef With New Torch Corals [Video]

The Red Sea Max Nano aquarium that we set up in one day and then untouched for a year has been one of our funnest concepts we’ve shared on video. While we thoroughly enjoyed demonstrating what is possible with the most…

PM Aquatic Imports closes marine livestock wholesale operation

PM Aquatic Imports Ltd has ceased wholesaling all its marine livestock and closed its saltwater holding facility in Manchester, UK. In a dramatic fire sale that began this week, PM announced to their customer base via email that they were…