Is a ‘Pest Free Guarantee’ Too Much to Ask for in Corals & Frags?

It’s not a stretch to say that the coral aquarium hobby is a fairly mature past time with more than a few decades of experience and refinement. After more than twenty years of intensive culture we have access to a…

There’s So Much More Living on Our Corals Than We Know

Over the last few decades a picture has been coming into focus that our corals are so much more than one simple animal, but a whole ecosystem unto themselves. Both the solitary and colonial coral species that we keep in our aquariums…

Don’t Freak Out About Minimal Tissue Loss on SPS Corals

SPS corals like Montipora, Acropora and many others are some of the most diverse, colorful and interesting stony corals we can keep and grow in aquariums. Along with their fast growth and incomparable colors comes some risk because their fast…

New Discoveries of the Relationship Between Corals & Bacteria

Seems like the relationship between corals and bacteria are becoming a hot subject in the scientific world and a lot of publications on this are coming out every week. This week, we came across a recent paper describing the dynamic…

Mass die-off of corals and invertebrates at East Flower Garden Bank

100 miles offshore of Texas and Louisiana, the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary, is considered one of the healthiest anywhere in the region. Last week NOAA scientist were stunned to find green hazy water and expansive patches of white mats…

Lots of things can kill corals, suicide is not one of them

Over the years I have been asked a lot of questions by hobbyists regarding their corals and their tanks. Of these queries, the single most frequently asked question is” Why are my corals dying or why did this coral die?”…

Tip of the Day — Always check your magnet mounts

Equipment and livestock maladies effect even the most expert of reefers. Kevin Kohen, Director of LiveAquaria, shared this image along with this note “Tip of the day–check you magnet holders occasionally to avoid mysterious problems in reef aquaria.” We don’t…

Coral Shop CoraSound Multi can be used as a dip or inside the aquarium

Naturally derived treatment for parasites and pests aren’t new and Coral Shop is the latest to offer a natural product to battle parasites, bacterial infections and viruses in your aquarium. the new Coral Shop CoraSound Multi is a 100% natural product for…

Coral crabs aid ailing corals, combat disease

We as aquarists have always believed that coral crabs are mostly positive in their interactions with stony corals. The colorful smooth shelled ones are pretty and probably keep Tegastes and acro eating flatworms at bay, and we know that they…

Friday Smorgasbord: Aquarium Sage, coral disease, why oceans matter, killer catfish and classy bettas

Takashi Amano, the master of modern planted aquarium design and a man we have much respect for, was recently featured in the Wall Street Journal. The “Sage of Aquariums” mastered the art of taking an aquarium and creating lush landscapes…