Acropora spathulata is the iconic Australian Staghorn Coral

Last week, we reported about probably the most popular staghorn coral from Australia, Acropora microclados, a.k.a the Strawberry Shortcake. This time, we will tell you about another iconic Australian staghorn coral, Acropora spathulata. A problematic species? First of all, having…

Behold the Reef of a 1000 Acro Millies!

By: Vincent Chalias Spending time in Australia, we got the opportunity to see with our own eyes, what coral collecting in these waters is like. In another epic day on the bumpy, short sharp swell of Great Barrier Reefs water…

First Sustainable Acropora spathulata Now Available from Bali Aquarium

Bali Aquarium has just come out with an Indonesian strain of Green Apple Acropora spathulata. After a collecting trip in central Indonesia last year, three fragments were collected out of the first ever colony of this species discovered in Indonesia. This…

Acropora spathulata discovered in Indonesia

Acropora spathulata is the quintessential Australian SPS Coral in our minds, but we’ve now discovered that this coral can also be found as far away as central Indonesia. Contrary to our previous belief that A. spathulata is an Australian endemic,…

Blue Acropora spathulata makes our polyps swoon

There’s something about a big juicy blue Acropora, or a super nice Acropora millepora with perfectly developed scaly texture, that always grabs our attention. That is why the big blue Acropora spathulata Unique Corals flaunted from Australia is one we…

Reef Builders top ten livestock picks of 2010

2010 has been a great year for marine aquarium livestock, with many new corals and rare fish appearing in the marine and reef aquarium hobby. It was hard to make a decision, there was a lot to pick from this…

Acropora spathulata is the “thick milli Acro” endemic to Australia

Acropora millepora is one of the most iconic and recognizable SPS corals on the reef and in the aquarium trade. However, within shipments of Australian Acro Millis we’ve secretly been receiving a lurker species endemic to Australian reefs, Acropora spathulata.…