Lophelia found at record depths in Gulf of Mexico

Lophelia may very well be one of our favorite corals ever – its stark white skeleton, elegant growth pattern and stunning transparent polyps making this an absolutely dreamy azooxanthellae coral. For those of you that do not know what we…

Rare video of a real life Centropyge debelius revealed in Japanese NPS tank

Centropyge debelius – One of a select few elite and highly sought after mega-rare angelfish that is just as beautiful as it is scarce. Not many Debelius angelfish have entered the trade and only a handful, in the recent years.…

Eleutherobia ‘Fuzzy Carrot’ coral is a new maricultured NPS softy from Quality marine

As you may have guessed the yellow, orange but most often red colonies of Eleutherobia are non-photosynthetic, filter feeding fine particles from the water column. Some species of Eleutherobia¬†Fuzzy Carrot coral occur in shallow water but only in caves or…

A short reminder why Halcurias anemones are awesome

We covered the first Halcurias anemone that appeared at live aquaria a couple weeks ago, and as there is more and more of these puppy’s popping up in the trade, here is a reminder why they a freaking awesome. One…

Lophelia.org is THE source for everything about deep water corals, David Attenborough approved

As hard core reef hobbyist, we are also very much fascinated with the ecology and biology and the conservation of any marine creature, and deep water corals are no exception. It’s been quite a long time since we first shared…

Raja Ampat Indonesia is a non-photosynthetic coral heaven

This video of Raja Ampat is pure NPS Heaven. . . if you can ignore the soundtrack. Cirque du Soleil music isn’t the ideal tribute to this great video of Eastern Indonesian aposymbiotic corals. But taste aside, thanks to the…

Marcy’s reef is full of sweet azoox corals

At Reef builders we are huge fans of azoox reef aquariums because they are unique and quite simply they’re just hot. This neat little Japanese 170L (45 US gallons) tank is no exception. The huge variety of Tubastraea, Dendrophilia and…

The non-Photosynthetic reef tank of Mike Cao is what Azoox reefing all about

Unless you’ve been living under a piece of live rock for most of 2010, you may have noticed that non-Photosynthetic and azooxanthellae corals have been increasing in popularity. New species have been entering the trade, aquarium stores have started dedicating…

Azoox.org, the dark side of the hobby gets their own forum

Azoox.org is a newly created forum that was developed to provide and share information about the care of¬†Azooxanthellate corals in aquariums at all experience levels. The goal of Azoox.org is not just to provide and share information on a hobbyist…

LiveAquaria’s Diver’s Den gets NPS section

Yesterday was a big day for the NPS (non-photosynthetic) crowd with LiveAquaria’s Diver’s Den – a store well known for it’s high quality WYSIWYG livestock – finally adding a section dedicated to NPS corals. The Diver’s Den NPS section will…