Acropora rongelapensis Remastered
If you think we've reached the end of the diversity of coral yet to reach our reef tanks, let us reintroduce you to Acropora rongelapensis. This wild deepwater style Acro was described only in 2004 from the very far flung Rongelap Atoll…
Pink Acropora jacquelineae discovered in Raja Ampat

Acropora jacquelineae is a very recognizable species of deepwater or smooth skinned Acro. It is relatively easy to keep, but until now if you wanted to try your hand at growing the unique shape of Acropora jacquelineae you had to…

‘Red’ Acropora suharsonoi discovered in central Indonesia

So-called deepwater Acropora are so different in appearance and ecology that they could easily belong to a different genus of coral. There’s a myriad of species that ascribe to the deepwater or ‘naked acro’ description, but the most extreme member of this…

Unknown Acropora species discovered on the Fluval Sea Flores Expedition

If we had one greatest hope for the Fluval Sea Flores Expedition, it was to find some new, undescribed, and otherwise unknown species of marine life, with stony corals topping our wish list. Wouldn’t you know it, on just the…

Acropora rongelapensis is one of the craziest Acros we’ve ever seen

Ever first we learned and wrote about the exquisite Acropora rongelapensis, it has been on our bucket list to go to the Marshall Islands to find and photograph this species in the wild. Last week we just happened to be on…

Vincent Chalias, Bali Coral Farmer extraordinaire, will be a speaker at MACNA 2013

You may not know Vincent Chalias directly but if you’ve been an active coral reef keeper in the last decade, chances are you’ve handled some of his corals and may have some in your tank right now. For fifteen years…

Acropora suharsonoi – one of the most beautiful and unique deepwater Acro species

We are delighted to welcome Leo den Breejen as the latest addition to our lineup of international contributors. Leo is the creator of such famed aquascapes as the Formosa Forest and Apogon Reef and he’ll be dropping from time to…

Acropora elegans in Route 66 Marine’s tank identified by Veron himself

It’s not often we can say an Acropora colony is thisorthatensis but in this case, Charlie Veron himself stopped by the Route 66 Marine booth at MACNA and he identified two ‘deepwater’ Acropora as being Acropora elegans. Like Acropora derawanensis…

AquaSD scores a super sweet and very rare Acropora derawanensis

This specimen of Acropora derawanensis is the first one we’ve ever seen evidence of in the trade. AquaSD received this very rare ‘deepwater acro’ style species from an Indonesian coral supplier who had it labeled at Acropora simplex, but it…