Flowerpot Corals & Everything You Need to Know For Success

Flowerpot corals are some of the most beautiful, unique, and desirable corals for reef aquaria but their captive care is not as straightforward as typical SPS or LPS corals. Once thought to be broadly ‘impossible’ to keep, the success rate…

Goniopora Vs. Bernardpora FIGHT! Which Flowerpot Coral Will Win?

Flowerpot corals have long been some of the most recognizable and most loved corals both in aquariums, and in the wild. Despite the appreciation, until very recently very many of these flowerpot corals were considered extremely difficult to keep in…

Bernardpora, the Flowerpot Coral caught between Goniopora and Porites

This awful scientific name probably doesn’t ring a bell to you but Bernardpora stutchburyi is actually a very common coral. It’s cultured all over the world, and misidentified under so many other names. The most used common name is short polyped flowerpot…

Stony coral taxonomy is getting all shook up & straightened out

The notion of discussing stony coral (Scleractinian) taxonomy is probably one that will elicit the blankest of stares. However, if you are hyper passionate about corals, their evolution and especially their relatedness gives us reefers insight to the care requirements,…