Coral CAN be Colorful Under White Lights [Video]

If you spend anytime on reef aquarium social media these days, especially facebook and instagram you might be shocked by how colorful some people’s corals tanks and corals are. Hopefully by now most of you are aware that these photos…

New Imaging Technique Could Help to Correct ‘Inaccurate’ Coral Photos

Taking photos while diving with the artifacts of water color and turbidity makes underwater photography one of the most challenging tasks. Often times you either have to bring your own daylight flashlights underwater, and or correct the ‘white balance’ while…

Dramatic Acropora Color Change Sighted At Reef Raft Canada

We know that corals can change colors, some times pretty radically from how they are first imported. However one recent account from Reef Raft Canada takes the cake for a complete spectral makeover.  An unremarkable yet good looking colony of Acropora latistella arrived…

The madness of Photoshop corals

I was recently at a friend’s house who is still relatively new in the hobby and he wanted to show me his new tank and his new additions. Like most of us he was proudest of some the new additions…

How to grow the most colorful SPS corals

During the course of history men have always searched for the unobtainable. The knights of King Arthur searched for the Holy Grail, Captain Ahab obsessed about a white whale, in similar fashion we hobbyists have been searching for how to…

Coral color is NOT necessarily an indicator of success or health

Lately, there have been various assaults on lighting in many popular reefkeeping forums: The white light zealots attacking the Windex blue fanboys, and the T5/Metal Halide fans using coral color as evidence that LEDs are bad or wrong; fanaticism doesn’t…

Coral fluorescence found to be strong indicator of coral health

Temperature is an important physical parameter to all life, not the least of which corals, and coral fluorescence is really important to us reefers. As it turns out, coral fluorescence and temperature are intimately linked with coral health, in tangible…