Tools for Fragging Corals

Fragmenting coral or ‘fragging’ may look complicated but with the right tools, the job can be quick and rewarding. Once you have the right tools for fragging you’ll be on your way to multiplying your coral supply. To make it…

Beginner Tips For LPS Corals

While researching online, you will come across the word LPS corals without knowing much about them. So, we’ve put together these tips for a better understanding of these large puffy colorful corals.  For new aquarists, Large Polyp Stony (LPS) corals…

Machadoporites, Poritipora, Calathiscus – What IS This Coral?

There’s a curious little coral that we’ve been on the lookout for ever since first learning about it in the 2001 release of Charles Veron’s seminal Corals of the World. You most likely already know about Porites and the closely…

We’ve Been Hunting a ‘Tonga-Mussa’ for Over Five Years!

Tonga-Mussa is a name we came up with sometime before 2015 to describe a unique LPS coral that we’ve only seen imported from Tonga. At first glance this coral looks like a slight variation of the beloved Homophyllia bowerbanki from…

Acanthastrea pachysepta: Your Orange Lobo is most Likely an Acan!

Acanthastrea pachysepta is a reclassification of a coral that has stumped us for well over a decade. Formerly classified as a Lophyllia (which now includes all Symphyllia too), the majority of orange lobos exhibit a different color, pattern, morphology and especially behavior than any…

ReefStock 2019 Presentation: Corals of Australia by Vincent Chalias

After years of running ReefStock in America, our second ever ReefStock in Australia was totally over the top in terms of a quality reefing experience. This is especially true of our speakers who presented on various topics and kicking off…

ACI’s Purple-Tail Purple Tang was the Star of Reefapalooza Orlando!

The purple tang’s official scientifically designated name is Zebrasoma xanthurum – ‘yellow tail’ is the hallmark of this species. While tens of thousands of purple tangs have no problem following this convention, every once in a while a lone ranger decides to…

Highlights of the ReefStock Australia LFS Tour

If you’ve been wondering why it’s been unusually quiet on the blog, it’s for a very good reason. With the first ReefStock Australia coming up in just under two months in Sydney, we decided to do a tour of most…

Friday Coral FIRE From Corals Down Under
We don't know what's happening over in Mackay, Australia but Corals Down Under has really hit a hot streak of juicy corals as of late. Whether they've found some particularly lush reefs to harvest from, going out more often or simply taking…
Corals Down Under Teases a Fresh Crop of Interesting Corals

It’s always a good day when I see at least one coral or picture of a coral that is worth talking about. A recent harvest by Corals Down Under features more than a handful of specimens that I would love…