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…

The Indonesian Coral Trade is Business As Usual

We all know now, that after mariculture corals were re-opened at the beginning of the year, wild coral collection was also re-opened right after. We can now enjoy a complete supply of corals from Indonesia, like back in the old…

Halimeda Ghost Pipefish is More Unusual Than You Can Imagine

We’ve been quite busy the last few weeks, setting up coral nurseries all around the island of Bali, Indonesia. One of our reef restoration sites which is an Ocean Gardener project in Amed, North Bali is starting to attract more…

Euphyllia baliensis, the Holy Grail Quest!

It’s been over eight years since the small polyp Euphyllia baliensis was described from the deep waters around the Indonesian Island of Bali. It’s also been around eight years that we’ve been searching for this coral, pushing the limits of…

Pikachu Acropora microclados, a New OG Reef Tank Coral?

With the recent reopening of Maricultured Indonesian corals, we (at Bali Aquarium) finally got back some corals that we terribly missed. Some corals are very popular for brief periods of time but other times like with the Pikachu Acropora which…

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…

Farmed Corals from Indonesia Will Never be the Same

After a few days of euphoria with everyone thinking that the unlimited supply of cheap maricultured coral from Indonesia is back we are feeling a bit hungover. We tried to communicate the message that things would be different in last…

Acropora lokani is SPS Royalty Among Acros

Acropora lokani is a very common deeper water Acropora that is common in Indonesia and widespread through the Indo-Pacific. The lokani Acro has been farmed by the thousands for many years, decades even, so in that time we thought we’d…

Orange Acantastrea echinatas is a Sight to Remember

The TRUE Acans, Acanthastrea echinata, used to be the norm few years back. They were abundantly shipped from Indonesia in a huge range of colors but are now very rarely found from Australia, especially in a nice gold or orange coloration.…

Indophyllia macassarensis, The Rarest of the Donut Corals

Today while diving in the South east of Bali, we got lucky to be welcome by ‘extremely’ cold temperature waters (21C, 69F). Because this is unusually cold water for Bali, it is actually a sign of upwelling of cold, clear…