Top 5 Super Exotic Thin Branched Acroporas

We are living in a golden age of reef aquariums right now and despite the closures of coral exports from Indonesia and Fiji, we still have a crazy number of coral strains already in the hobby. However, for all the…

The Unicorn Coral, Acropora multiacuta spotted in Manado, Sulawesi

Acropora multiacuta is one of those unicorn corals, one you see in a book, but never truly believe you can find it in the wild. And then in the most unexpected place, it appears. We stumbled across this rare coral specimens while…

The Clearest Macro Time Lapse Video of Growing Acropora

Time lapse and macro videos are one of the best tools we have to shine a light on coral ‘behavior’. Since corals don’t move like other animals, and their reactions to the environment are a very different time scale from…

What Is A Corallite?

Corallite Looking through my pictures I realized I am started to get quite the collection of macro shots of Acropora corals. One thing that is really incredible about these close up images is we are able to see the corallite,…

Colossal Coral Colonies Found In Halmahera Indonesia

Colossal Coral Colonies Unless you have a 1000+ gallon aquarium and are growing a single species of coral it’s unlikely you would have seen corals get anywhere near this size. Even for wild colonies, the corals in Halmahera are left…

Want To Try Growing Acropora Corals? Start With The Bali Green Slimer

Bali Green Slimer The Bali Green Slimer (Acropora yongei) is a classic aquarium coral which has been in the hobby for more than 20 years. No fancy colors, or psychedelic tentacles. This classic Acropora is as green as they come,…

Fukui Point (Part 2) – Coral Spotting in Northern Sulawesi

Fukui Point – Bunaken National Park Fukui point is easily one of the best coral dives in the Bunaken National Park. The shallow areas are covered in huge colonies of branching corals, and the reef slopes have some of the…

Acropora rongelapensis Remastered
If you think we've reached the end of the diversity of coral yet to reach our reef tanks, let us reintroduce you to Acropora rongelapensis. This wild deepwater style Acro was described only in 2004 from the very far flung Rongelap Atoll…
Acropora tenella Ties World Record for Deepest Staghorn Coral

Acropora tenella is one of the lesser known ‘deep water’ or ‘naked’ style Acros, and it can be quite beautiful and colorful too. However a recent observation of this species in the coral obliterates the maximum known depth for this…

Standout Acropora & SPS Corals of Palau

As a hobby that loves and appreciates live corals, all of which originate from wild coral reefs, I don’t think we are nearly in touch with what wild corals are really like. To bridge this gap we try and travel…