Our Top 10 Favorite Corals Right Now

We go to great lengths to educate and inform our readers and viewers about many aspects and all dimensions of the reef aquarium hobby. It’s therefore really refreshing once in a while to take a step back and just admire…

Acropora lokani is SPS Royalty Among Acros

Acropora lokani is a very common deeper water Acropora that is common in Indonesia and widespread through the Indo-Pacific. The lokani Acro has been farmed by the thousands for many years, decades even, so in that time we thought we’d…

A parade of Bali deepwater acropora

Deepwater acropora are a category of SPS and staghorn corals unto themselves, in some parts of Europe they are called ‘naked’ acros for the¬†smooth tissue between their widely spaced corallites. Nowhere in the world does the species diversity of these…

Meet 6 of the corals that are in danger of becoming illegal

The petition to list over 80 species of stony corals as endangered led to a ruling that 20 of the proposed corals were deemed threatened, and warrant protection under the Endangered Species Act. Of those 20 corals, five are Caribbean…

USFWS Los Angeles: It is now illegal to import frogspawn & certain deepwater acro species

Update:¬† 9/16/14 4:15PM CT Waiting on a call back from the Office of External Affairs regarding the validity of it being an honest mistake. Update 2: USFWS Los Angeles: We are now advising the trade of coming ESA listings We…

The showstopping Acropora colonies of Michael Moye (and a great experience with the Avast Marine Porthole)

Michael Moye is a veteran reef aquarist living in Greenwich Connecticut and he is the owner of a high energy 500 gallon reef tank that’s been pushing up polyps for over a decade – 1996 to be exact. We had…