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…

Orange Acantastrea echinatas is a Sight to Remember

The TRUE Acans, Acanthastrea echinata, used to be the norm few years back. They were abundantly shipped from Indonesia in a huge range of colors but are now very rarely found from Australia, especially in a nice gold or orange coloration.…

Micromussa lordhowensis – Acan Lords are now ‘Micro Lords’

Micromussa lordhowensis is the new designation for one of the reef aquarium hobby’s most popular species of large polyp stony corals. After a decade of enjoying this colorful and fleshy coral in aquariums as Acan Lords, we’re now going to…

Tokyo Tart Acan Lord from Cherry Corals is your Saturday coral eye candy

Once in a while a coral appears which is so sensational in color and pattern that it deserves a unique name and a dedicated post. The Tokyo Tart is a very unique strain of Acanthastrea lordhowensis that was obtained by Cherry…

Will the real Acan Maxima please stand up?

<rant> Why o why do the majority of coral slinger still insist on calling the Indo-pacific Scolymia australis by the name of a species that comes exclusively from the Middle East? I mean, it’s clear that the corals we are…