Red Dragon Acro coming to the trade in greater numbers as Bali maricultured Acropora carduus

The Red Dragon Acro is one of the newer strains of neato SPS corals to gain popularity in the reef aquarium hobby, first as a few singular colonies and soon to be a whole lot more through greater imports of…

Maricultured Bali deep water Acropora colonies land in the US, already in some stores

  The incredible Bali deep water Acros that we first heard about in early November and which made top 10 corals of 2011 are now in the US of A. Both Oculus Aquatics and Route 66 Marine received a sizable…

Deepwater Acropora elegans has potential for killer color

Less than a month ago we picked up a small colony of Acropora elegans¬†from LiveAquaria which looked more like wooden branches of Acropora¬†than a colorful coral someone would want to keep in their tank. ‘Deepwater Acros’ are notoriously difficult to…

New study documents increased growth of staghorn Acropora in higher phosphate levels

Acropora corals are a mysterious creature with complex needs and one of those that we thought we’d nailed long ago was their “need” for minimal phosphate concentration in the water. A new study by Dunn et. al. which will be…

More drool-worthy images of maricultured Bali acropora, coming to the US soon

Following our earlier post on some jaw-dropping colonies of Acropora speciosa we have since received additional pictures of other Bali Acros being maricultured in this part of Indonesia. What strikes us most about this new set of Bali Acros pictures…

Acropora speciosa maricultured colonies from Bali border on breathtaking

Acropora speciosa is a species of Acro that grows into an exotic bottle brush shape. Often overshadowed by Acropora echinata, A. speciosa rarely sports the super exotic colors that we see in the books, but that hardly matters now that…

Vivid Aquariums is currently offering an incredible motherlode of diverse Acropora

[youtube width=”680″ height=”400″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gZjPArl5fE[/youtube] We’ve visited Vivid Aquariums many times before but we were absolutely floored by the incredible diversity of Acropora that Vivid is currently offering for sale. Now we’ve seen quite a few stores get loaded up on maricultured…

Colin Foord presents urban Acropora at TEDxMiami

[youtube width=”680″ height=”420″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3X3uCnEN7lE&t=12s[/youtube] We wrote in August about Coral Morphologic’s Colin Foord speaking at the prestigious TEDxMiami and we are happy to share with you his informative presentation is now available online. Foord’s unique presentation dives into finding thriving coral…

Anacropora puertogalerae shows up at Happy Coral

Its been a great year so far for ‘deepwater acro’ lovers, AquaSD scored a super sweet and rare Acropora derawanensis just last August and we spotted an Acropora elegans in Route 66 Marine’s tank last month at MACNA. This time…

Acropora elegans in Route 66 Marine’s tank identified by Veron himself

It’s not often we can say an Acropora colony is thisorthatensis but in this case, Charlie Veron himself stopped by the Route 66 Marine booth at MACNA and he identified two ‘deepwater’ Acropora as being Acropora elegans. Like Acropora derawanensis…