Rainbow Chalice corals are now officially a thing

Rainbow Chalice corals of the genus Echinophyllia have arrived, in America at least, as evidenced by the recent bumper crop of multicolor chalice coral colonies at several of the country’s specialist coral vendors. The coral slingers at Detroit Coral Farms worked very…

From the Archives: Australomussa colonies from Timor Indonesia put this coral on the map

This story was originally posted June 2010 and since then the reef aquarium hobby has enjoyed a steady supply of these unique beautiful corals. We know more than a few of you have picked some up for your own reef…

World Wide Corals’ Pink Floyd chalice coral will leave you comfortably numb

The Pink Floyd chalice corals is a hot new Echinophyllia from World Wide Corals which is sure to be one of the biggest new collectible strains of aquarium LPS. Sharing a lot in common with the original Watermelon Alien Eye chalice coral…

Sensational plating Pectinia colonies ready to further the chalice coral craze

Pectinia is one of the most overlooked coral genera of all the LPS stony corals and for good reason too. Until recently all the Pectinia that were collected for the aquarium trade were brown, grey or greenish with boring shapes and…

Echinomorpha nishihirai is the latest wild chalice coral to be sighted

Echinomorpha nishihirai is a distinctive looking chalice coral which can be quite a showstopper. Often eclipsed by the much more readily available Echinophyllia, Oxypora and Mycedium chalice corals, Echinomorpha is distinguished by a prominent, large central corallite and very few, widely…

Mycedium robokaki chalice with raspberry colored eyes introduced by LiveAquaria

Mycedium robokaki is a chalice coral that continues to surprise us. We’ll never forget the first time we spotted Mycedium robokaki with a plain tan base color and tiny bright orange mouths. Back in 2007 the reef hobby was still…

Echinophylia chalice corals are getting crazy colors for no reason

What the heck is up with the crazy looking chalice corals we’ve been seeing around the last couple of months? For several years we’ve had a beautiful assortment of colors and patterns in chalice corals of the genus Echinophyllia, Oxypora,…

What’s in the name of a chalice coral?

[youtube width=”640″ height=”385″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0muQJtwu3_0[/youtube] What did the watermelon alien eye bubble gum zombie monster chalice coral say to the reef keeper? That’s not my name. Thanks to Mark “Reef Serenity” Poletti for contributing his beautiful images for the video slideshow.

Link Blitz: Flying Mantas, Warming Seas, wiring the Ocean, Rainbow Crush Chalice and a tailless emperor angelfish

Manta Rays are known to occasionally breach the water surface and splash down, presumably to remove parasites. Once in a while, many Manta Rays can gather and show off their aerobatic skills in some kind of aerial display that we…

Australomussa rowleyensis colonies from Timor Indonesia put this coral on the map

Australomussa rowleyensis is not quite a chalice coral, not quite an LPS and although it once was just an unusual curiosity that was sometime spotted in shipments from Indo and Australia, this amazing crop of Australomussa from Timor Indonesia is…