Common Coral Reef Pests and some ideas on how to remove them

In the early days of the hobby, we paid little attention to the many small animals that came in with our corals. We had such a difficult time keeping our corals alive that little thought was paid to the potential…

‘Tis the Coral Frag Swap Season, Fa La La…

September may be a long way from Christmas, but for reefkeepers, it’s the next best thing. September is the unofficial kickoff of the coral fragment swap season. Soon the eyes and hearts of reefkeepers everywhere will turn to swapper pages…

Tunicates growing on zoanthids is probably nothing to worry about

We love a good reef aquarium Critter ID mystery so when Extreme Corals shared around this photo of some odd looking things growing on their zoanthids, our inner Sherlock Holmes was on the case. The colonial nature of the benthic…

AEFW now known as Amakusaplana acroporae

AEFW — the dreaded acropora-eating flatworm has been a nuisance for hobbyists for years and has just gotten a new name thanks to a research team led by Dr. Kate Rawlinson from University College London. Amakusaplana acroporae is the official…