First Captive Spawning of Homophyllia australis, the Australian ‘Scolie’

For the past ten years my work has been focused on successfully inducing coral spawning events in aquariums, but Homophyllia australis is a species that remained elusive to me despite four years of effort and commitment. The challenge of working…

Five Australian Coral Species Spawned in Captive Environment

Australian collectors are increasingly joining the charge to conserve coral reefs. While the Queensland based coral collector Inter-Fish Pty Ltd (australiancorals.com.au) is a quiet achiever of the Australian coral collection industry, they just could not help but share their good…

Coral Spawning Recorded Across The Caribbean August 2020

The full moon in August is a frenzied time for Caribbean coral scientists. Three of the Caribbean’s most iconic coral species, Staghorn (Acropora cervicornis), Elkhorn (Acropora palmata), and Pillar Coral (Dendrogyra cylindrus), are preparing for one big night of synchronized…

Watch Tubastrea Larvae Escape Its Parent Coral by the Tentacle

Tubastrea sun corals are by far the most common non photosynthetic coral in the reef aquarium hobby, partially because they are so common throughout their natural range in the Indo-Pacific Oceans. Since the beginning of the last century however, the first…

Second Generation Acropora Successfully Raised at Horniman Museum

it was around six years ago that Jamie Craggs and the Horniman Museum & Gardens first successfully spawned and raised Acropora corals in an aquarium environment. Now this same team has succeeded in spawning the first generation of corals they…

Ridged Cactus Coral Spawned And Settled At The Florida Aquarium

Ridged Cactus Coral Researchers at the Florida Aquarium have just added a new Caribbean coral to their captive spawning list. Mycetophyllia lamarkiana, the ridged cactus coral has successfully produced coral larvae, and more than 350 little baby corals are now…

First Look at the Primary Polyp of a Baby Cynarina Coral

The world of captive breeding saltwater fish is full of cute baby pictures of fish, but the same cannot be said for our precious, beloved corals. Since all of our corals are either wild-collected or propagated asexually, we are almost…

Innoqua is a start up company to accelerate aquatic organism research

There might be some companies that are start up for aquarium related company, but Innoqua’s purpose is unique to others. Their target is to accelerate aquatic organism research through the marine aquarium hobby. Recently they started a crowdfunding campaign for…

Another Successful Gold Torch Spawning Attempt from Ultra Coral Australia
By: Vincent Chalias For the second year in a row, Ultra Coral Australia (UCA) managed to sexually reproduce Euphyllia glabrescens in their facility in central Queensland. They are currently growing colonies from last year’s spawn. Efforts by the UCA Research…
Micro Lords Successfully Spawned by Ultra Corals Australia

The last month has been crazy with many peoples now involved with the mass spawning of corals, especially on the Great Barrier Reef. Most people concentrated their efforts with Acropora species, being the most affected by coral bleaching, which has…