Nature Still Grows The Best Acropora Colonies

The reef aquarium hobby as a whole has become very good at growing all kinds of reef corals, especially the shallow water species that grow the reef. Over the decades we’ve learned to grow, frag, and micro-propagate coral strains to…

Mola ramsayi: the Short Sunfish from Nusa Penida, Indonesia

The Sunfish or “mola mola”, is one of those holy grail sightings which is sure to leave any diver in awe. Sunfish are notoriously elusive and are typically found living in open water, where they hunt for food in several…

Video shows the effects of coral bleaching in Bali Indonesia

This summer there has been no shortage of coral bleaching stories in the news. However, this video of coral bleaching in Bali Indonesia hits home as we visited the same reef at Menjangan Island December 2015. This video posted by…

Flower Anemones Discovered in Bali Indonesia!

Flower anemones, Phymanthus crucifer, are one of the most striking reef invertebrates that until now, have only been available from Florida and surrounding Caribbean, or so we thought. Bali Aquarium shared some photos of a recent batch of ‘flower anemones’ from Indonesia…

31 Sea Turtles released safely in Bali Indonesia

31 rare sea turtles are getting a second chance at life in Bali Indonesia. These turtle were found by Indonesia marine police office and released in the popular tourist beach of Kuta in Bali. The turtle were caught by an international gang…

Diving the Taman Segara artificial reef in Bali Indonesia
Bali has some incredible dive sites like the coral walls at Menjangan Island, the Japanese shipwreck in Amed, or the Mola Mola cleaning station at Nusa Penida. But if you are looking for a unique dive site where coral restoration is the…
Diving Menjangan Island, Bali Indonesia

Menjangan is a small island off the North West coast of Bali. Menjangan is a popular day trip and has many beautiful dive sites. The small island of Menjangan is surrounded by a vibrant corals reef that fridges the islands shores.…

Diving Padang Bai, Bali Indonesia

Padang Bai has a range of dive sites from entry level to advanced. Padang Bai is also the main ferry terminal for boats leaving Bali to Lombok, Nusa Penida and the Gili Islands, and there are a handful of dive…

Mimic anemone discovered immitating boulder porites

The mimic anemone, Phyllodiscus semoni, is the ultimate master of deception on the reef. Not only is this anemone a near-perfect copy of various soft corals, stony corals, and even algae, these anemones will mimic a specific type of coral, down to…

Reef Builders Indonesia Travelogue: Tulamben, Bali

Indonesia is the heart of coral reef diversity and an important source for marine aquarium animals. Reefbuilders is on location in Bali, central Indonesia, and over the next two months we will be saturating ourselves with coral, fish, and reef knowledge to share with all of you.