Giant Acropora tenuis spotted in Bali

We’ve been growing Acropora tenuis in their millions for over 20 years now and have been roaming Indonesian reefs for over 25 years. So we can say we’ve seen our fair share of tenuis, but there are some colonies that…

Acropora walindii, another deep water SPS jewel

Over the years, as you probably noticed, we have a thing for deep water Acros. Our love for them has never stopped growing mainly because they are just the best Aquarium Acropora because they just bloom and thrive in reef…

Acropora tenella is a really deep Acro!

Being dyed in the wool Acro nerds there is one species which holds a special place in our hearts, Acropora tenella. We are all familiar with so-called ‘deep water’ Acropora but what we call deep Acropora is basically anything you…

Bali Deepwater Acros Will Forever Be Our Favorite Exotic Corals

Coral fads and species hype comes and goes – Chalice corals had a nice long run, neat Favias were hot that one year, shrooms exploded onto the scene and are still going hot, and these days reefers rave over different…

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…