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.

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…

Hammer Coral Bouquet from OceanPets

About a a month ago we were sent a sampler of choice Australian corals by our old pal, Zach Lin who is currently collecting corals for OceanPets in Australia. This precious cargo from the middle of the Great Barrier Reef…

This Colorific Hammer Coral has a Trick up its Tentacles

Orange hammer corals have become all the rage since Australian coral exports first began, and we now can enjoy nearly all colors of the rainbow from green to ‘toxic green’ to orange, peachy, and even some shades of purple. However…

Batas Kota City Border – Coral Spotting in Northern Sulawesi

Batas Kota – Coral Spotting Batas Kota is an incredible coral spotting dive site on the border of Manado city. The site is located a five-minute boat ride from the Murex Manado Resort along the coastline of Manado Bay. While…

Fimbriaphyllia: Hammer, Torch & Frogspawn Corals Might Be More Different Than Anyone Thought

It’s no secret that Euphyllia corals are a very diverse group and it seems that some of these species may be more different from each other than we ever thought. We see both a range of forms within each of…

Crazy Hybrid Hammer x Frogspawn Coral Discovered in Bali Indonesia

Bali Aquarium has just released pictures of a truly fantastic looking Euphyllia coral. The tentacles are a perfect blend of a hammer coral, Euphyllia ancora, and a frogspawn coral, Euphyllia divisa, which is not that uncommon to see in some branching Euphyllia,…

This giant hammer coral IS the aquascape!

The giant aquarium-grown wall hammer coral at Neptune’s Tropical Fish has been a reef aquarium institution in the Denver area for nearly two decades. Generations of new and seasoned reefers have made the pilgrimage to this humble aquarium store on…

Euphyllia ancora, the wall hammer is the coral of the year

Some years of the reef keeping hobby bring us new varieties and new species of corals for us to enjoy, but in 2013, the wall hammer was incredibly well represented across the globe. Euphyllia ancora, the wall hammer coral with the…

The Hammer Coral Cube is a Euphyllia-dominated masterpiece

The Hammer Cube is a masterpiece created by a reefer named Andrew who is located down below in Australia. He decided that with this new 60 gallon (24″) cube, he wanted to take his love affair with Euphyllia ancora to…