Oregon Mummy Eye Chalice Forgot What Color It’s Supposed to Be

The Mummy Eye Chalice coral is one of the oldest and most beloved of the classic strains of Echinophyllia but this coral has a unique trick up its tentacles. When it was first introduced to the reefing world by Isaac Seidel…

Quick Tips For Fragging Chalice Corals With Gallery Aquatica TV

Ania is back with another episode of the frag files! This time she is showing us a few quick tips for fragging chalice corals. Check out the video below, or on the Gallery Aquatica YouTube Channel to learn more about…

Welcome to Gold Chalice central!

Chalice corals hit the scene in a huge way and now have been popular for quite a while, but since the Indonesian Coral ban, some corals we took for granted have nearly disappeared. Australian Chalice corals are pretty nice, but…

Coral Smuggler Busted in the Philippines with over 250 Chalice Corals & Shrooms

Chalice corals can be some of the most valuable strains of aquarium corals, and the Philippines has tons of murky reefs where chalice corals thrive. However, the Philippines doesn’t allow any coral exports which has led some criminals to smuggle corals…

Mycedium mancaoi, the Branching Chalice Corals

We think we’ve seen a wide variety of chalice corals in the aquarium hobby but there’s still plenty of diversity left for us to discover from wild corals. Mycedium mancaoi is a very unusual species of chalice coral which develops…

Orange Eye Convict Chalice Coral

As soon as they became known about, convict chalices with a network of fine lines became one of the most highly sought after strains of Echinophyllia corals. Most of the convict chalice corals are a single, solid color such as the…

Rainbow Chalice Motherlode Part 2

There’s nothing that can get a coral collector’s heart racing like seeing one beautiful colony of rainbow chalice coral. So you can imagine my sincere shock when I discovered another ‘secret stash’ of rainbow colored Echinophyllia after visiting VP Corals in…

Rainbow Chalice Motherlode Part 1: VP Corals in Taipei, Taiwan

Chalice corals of the Echinophyllia genus are easily some of the most colorful, brilliant and highly sought after corals for reef aquariums. Last year while I was in Taiwan I connected with a reefer in Taipei who’s specialized in acquiring these…

The Ludicrous Chalice Is Out Of This World

Last week an insane piece of Chalice came up from Indonesia. It’s like nothing we have ever encountered so far. This Unique piece collected by Bali aquarium somewhere in the Java Sea, was quickly snapped by Sea Dwelling Creatures. The…

Fireball Echinomorpha Just Might Burn Your Retinas

Over the last decade the hobby has collectively handled tens of thousands of Mycedium, Oxypora, and Echinophyllia colonies and strains. We’re probably starting to deplete the truly novel colors and patterns within these species but thankfully, we’re just beginning to explore the diversity of Echinomorpha.…