Five Super Exotic Thick Branching Acropora Species

We’ve said it before and we’ll never stop saying it, there’s a whole world of wild corals which we still know next to nothing about. Reef aquarists tend to keep and concentrate on the corals that we already have, especially…

The “Real” Acropora abrolhosensis Shows up at Unique Corals

Acropora abrolhosensis – or the Abro Acro for short – is one of the first, most classic SPS corals that reefers ever loved and actually grew. In the early days of success with small polyp stony corals, the Abro acro…

Hoeksemai Acro is the King of Blue Staghorn Corals!

Acropora hoeksemai is a gorgeous blue staghorn Acro which been a classic Indonesian coral, produced in the thousands through mariculture. So you would think that this coral is probably available all over the world right now, through frag sellers, but its…

New Variety of Dragon Fruit Acro from the Great Barrier Reef

While diving out the incredibly reach inner reefs of Southern Great Barrier Reef with Nic from Ultra Coral Australia, we found yet another insane piece of Acro…  The crazy thing with this Dragon Fruit Acro, is that it harbors the…

Cherry Blossom Acropora rosaria is an Immortal Classic

While exploring inshore reefs of the Great Barrier Reef with our friends from Ultra Coral Australia, we came across many times a popular aquarium coral: The Cherry Blossom Acropora rosaria and were really astonished by its beauty and diversity. Nic…

Learn To Spot Six Types Of Plating Coral

Plating Corals Spotting coral can be overwhelming when everything looks the same. However, learning to recognize corals based on growth forms in the easiest way to master the art of coral spotting. Plating corals are found in all reef habitats…

You Might Need Sunglasses to Look at the Solar Flare Acropora glauca

Scouting inshore reefs south of Mackay together with Nic from Ultra Coral Australia, we came across another crazy looking staghorn coral. It was so bright yellow, almost fluorescent, that it was glowing out even in this dirty nasty turbid water.…

Learn To Spot Coral Diversity: Small Polyp Corals

Small Polyp Corals Do you remember how to tell the difference between hard and soft corals? Remember it has to do with the number of tentacles… We explained that hard corals are based on a six fold symmetry meaning they…

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…

The Rainbow Splice Acropora Millepora from Reef Raft Canada

There are grafted corals and then there is the Rainbow Splice Millepora from Reef Raft Canada. This naturally produced bicolored strain of the hobby’s favorite Acro, Acropora millepora, was spotted among the diverse coral collections of Reef Raft. A single branch tip…