Orange Tip Hammer Coral at ReefStock Australia, East Vs. West Coast Editions

There are few corals more iconic and beloved across generations of reef keepers than the inimitable hammer coral,¬†Fimbriaphyllia ancora,¬†which is abundant across big stretches of the Indo-Pacific. For years we sought ever greener specimens of F. ancora, we collectively gasped…

This ReefStock Euphyllia is a Ham-Spawn amongst Frammer Corals

We’ve all seen Euphyllia corals exhibit a staggering degree of diversity in the appearance of their tissue, polyp and tentacles leading us to portmanteaux them into all different kinds of categories. We’ve seen the Torchspawn, the Frammer, but we posit…

Holiest Grail Torch Coral Coming to ReefStock Australia

The Holiest Grail Torch Coral is one of the most sensational strains of Euphyllia glabrescens collected in Australia by Corals Down Under. The ‘Holy Grail’ torch coral name has been so over used as a marketing term to describe any…

Captive Bred Nano Euphyllia Polyps are Adorable

There’s no question that Euphyllia (Fimbriaphyllia) have become some of the most popular aquarium corals of all time coming in a wide range of colors and tentacle shapes. Like many other collectors we have a couple dozen varieties spread across…

‘Blacktip’ Hammer Coral is a Wild Color Pattern

There was a time when most of us were certainly very content to see any Euphyllia coral in a bright shade of green, but the last fifteen years have revealed a rainbow of colors we never knew existed. More discerning collections…

Kessil AP9X Vs. Neptune Sky – Comparing Spot and a Flat Lighting on the Euphyllia Reef

The Neptune Systems Sky LED and the Kessil AP9X are two reef aquarium light fixtures with similar power and an identical price but you can’t find two fixtures that are more different from each other in how they produce and…

Reef Primer Demonstrated to Effectively Treat ‘Brown Jelly’ Ciliates

Euphyllia (and Fimbriaphyllia) are unquestionably some of the most beautiful and popular aquarium corals and they are unlikely to get unseated any time soon. These fleshy, flowy, colorful corals are fast growing and incredibly hardy in the aquarium but there’s…

Fragging & Dipping a Holy Grail Torch Coral

Whether you call it a Holy Grail, Dragon Soul, or any silly made up names, there’s no question that Euphyllia glabrescens have been one of the hottest corals in the aquarium hobby for the last couple years. We are fortunate…

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.

Hybrid Euphyllia Coral are (Slightly) More Common Than we Think

Torchspawn, Frammer, Hamspawn and many others are colloquial names for the many different ways that Euphyllia corals are known to hybridize and interbreed. Some of these are quite remarkable in their appearance that blurs the lines between both parent species,…