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…

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…

Another Crazy King Bicolor Angelfish scored by Bali Aquarium!

It’s been a while since we documented a crazy looking Bicolor Angelfish and weird Angelfish are one of our favorite marine life topics. Even if Centropyge bicolor is a very common fish, Xanthic or aberrant morphs of that particular species…

Bali Aquarium Pushes Mariculture to the Next Level

20 years ago, Bali Aquarium was the first company to start commercial mariculture in Indonesia and 3 years ago, it created its own reef restoration and reef education program, called Ocean Gardener (www.oceangardener.org). Since then, they have put the tremendous…

Remember to ‘De-Crab’ New Cultured Acropora

It’s safe to say that the global reef aquarium hobby is collectively elated to get their hands on fresh new cultured corals, including some of the exotic and exciting strains from Bali Aquarium. The Indo Acropora in particular are exciting…

ACI Lands the First Shipment of Bali Aquarium Cultured Corals

Oh boy how good it feels to know that not only are Indonesian corals trickling out of this land of coral reefs in modest quantities, but that there’s a good number of maricultured corals in those boxes too. Chief among…

A Sneak Peek at the Newest Wave of Indo Cultured Acropora

A year and a half doesn’t seem like a very long time but it’s an eternity for rabid coral collectors, and even more so for the coral farmers who’ve gone without income for so long. Thankfully after extensive lobbying, negotiations…

The Indo Ban Is Still On, But Corals Are Growing Out Nicely

Bali Aquarium – Serangan Coral Farm The pictures speak for themselves. Left to grow for a nearly a year without even a trim, the Bali Aquarium coral farm racks are starting to get out of control! The overgrown racks are…

True Pink Tipped Euphyllia paradivisa Is Rarer than You Think

Euphyllia paradivisa, is a popular aquarium coral commonly know as branching frogspawn coral. You can find it for sale online and in most reef aquarium shops along with other branching and wall type Euphyllia corals.   The frogspawn Euphyllia corals have…

Awesome Fish Spotlight! Super Xanthic, Yellow Scopas Tang Shows Up In Indonesia

Following the hype on the multicolored aberrant or Koi scopas tangs that showed up in the last few years, our friends at Bali Aquarium scored a very nice Super-Xanthic Yellow Scopas Tang this week. Unlike the aberrant Scopas tang that…