Are Reefers Ready for the Immortal Tort?

The Immortal Tort is a unique strain of Acropora that is part of one of the most interesting origin stories of perhaps any coral in the reef aquarium hobby. As far as we know the image above is one of…

Acropora tortuosa in Kwajalein has a unique blue tip color

Prior to traveling to Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands, we read a report citing the occurrence of huge tree-like old-growth stands of Acropora tortuosa that were discovered at Rongelap Atoll several hundred miles north of Kwajalein. We didn’t expect…

The infamous Cali Tort & Oregon Tort – classic strains of blue Acropora tortuosa

This week I would like to talk about a coral that is dear to my heart, Acropora tortuosa. I’m not sure exactly why this coral is so well loved and collected within the hobby – Is it because it occurs…

Oregon blue tort show an exceptional view of acontia filaments in action

[youtube width=”680″ height=”400″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcPD1Ajp75k[/youtube] Most reefers are aware of sweeper tentacles that are large and noticeable in LPS corals, but we don’t think about the reach of SPS corals very much. Galaxea, Scapophyllia, Oulogyra and Euphyllia all have large and long-reaching…