The Transformation of the Shining Dragon Acropora

Acropora carduus is a great reef aquarium corals that goes by many names, and has been enjoyed by reefers around the world as the fast growing ‘Red Dragon’ Acro. First introduced into the aquarium hobby as maricultured colonies from Bali…

Reef Tanks of Instagram are Beauty Magazines all over again

“Do not read beauty magazines. They will only make you feel ugly.” These iconic words appeared in the “Wear Sunscreen” address given to graduates in 1997 by Mary Schmich of the Chicago Tribune and were later popularised by Australian film…

Falling in Love With This Blue-tip Yellow Acropora millepora

Like many of you we haven’t been able to browse corals for sale at our local fish store or at reef conferences like we used to, for quite some time. To fill in the gap we’ve taken to ‘browser shopping’…

AEFW X is Fauna Marin’s New Hot Sauce for Acropora Flatworms

AEFW X is a new coral treatment from Fauna Marin that is designed to stop the spread of the dreaded Acropora Eating Flatworm (AEFW). This very simple life form has been wreaking havoc on aquarium Acropora for over 15 years…

Acropora russelli, the Ultimate LOW Light, Deep Water Plating Acro

In our quest to find the rarest Corals possible, somewhere in Indonesia we came across in a secret location sheltering a large field of Acropora ruselli, and boy, it was a sight to remember. This reef habitat was made up…

Incredible Shipment of Solomon Island Acros land at Unique Corals

The Solomon Islands was the birthplace of many of the nicest colorful SPS corals we originally enjoyed in the boom days of reef aquarium keeping. This is what makes corals from this part of the Coral Triangle so special and…

History of a Massive Colony of Blue Acropora yongei Staghorn Coral

The Solomon Islands are world famous for their abundance of coral reefs and a huge diversity of tropical fish and reef building coral species. Because of this, naturalists and reef diving enthusiasts have been visiting, diving, and documenting this corner…

Acropora donei, actually a classic Oz Acro.

Ever since the coralsoftheworld.org website was updated, we spent a lot of time reviewing it and found out that few of the updated or added species made a lot of sense. There was a species that we came along all…

Moving a Huge Colony of Acropora efflorescens [Video]

Acropora efflorescens is one of our long time favorite species of Acropora in an aquarium, they have the coolest shape, awesome color, and can quickly grow to large sizes in captivity. These qualities mean that Acro Efflo frags are available…

Acropora striata, a Skinny Version of the Beloved Tenuis Acro

For many years, we’ve been intrigued by an Acropora tenuis look alike, a convincing impersonator with skinny tapering branches. This is a coral we occasionally encountered from time to time, in many different places around the Indonesian archipelago but for…