Is This The First Solid RED Elegance Coral?

We still remember where we were when we first received images of a ‘red’ elegance coral and we instantly dismissed the authenticity of the photographs. It wouldn’t take more than a few months until we saw a red elegance coral…

CITES Europe to Discuss Restrictions on Australian Corals

The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species will meet on December 3rd to discuss the collection and export of certain hard coral species from Australia.

Neon Yellow Elegance Coral is like a Sunset at Chernobyl

Think of LPS corals with variation in color and you might think of torch corals or chalice, but the humble Elegance Coral, Catalaphyllia jardinei, can produce some freakish variations too. Most Catalaphyllia jardinei have light brown base flesh, fluorescent green mottling on the oral disc, with mint green hues and blueish tips.

Elegance Corals are an Affordable Substitute to Torch Corals

There’s a full-on Gold Rush going on right now with Torch corals, and that has multiplied the price into unobtainium territory for most people, ourselves included. We just can’t, in good conscience, spend hundreds of dollars for a single coral…

Some Totally Hot Orange & Yellow Tip Elegance Corals

Interest in large polyp stony corals with super flowy tentacles has catapulted the Euphyllia corals to hyper popularity in recent years. The very fast growing and diverse torch corals are king of this trend but elegance corals are not far…

How is this elegance coral even real?

Elgance corals, Catalaphyllia jardinei, come in a myriad of beautiful colors and patterns but ‘Red Elegance Coral’ has never been in our vocabulary fro this iconic coral species. However a new crop of pictures of this coral from central Indonesia might put…

Welcome to Ecoreef Zero, population 1

Forget everything you know about reef tanks – this is a coral tank. What you see is the very limit of what a coral needs to survive and thrive, neatly packaged into a setup we call Ecoreef Zero. This nano…