Plerogyra diabolotus, the Devil’s Bubble Coral in our Reef Tank!

Bubble corals are a common group of reef and aquarium animals that everyone knows well, it’s one of the first coral names many people learn. But despite their visibility, the Plerogyra and Physogyra have never had a ‘hype moment’ the same way…

The Classic Octo-Bubble Coral Finally has a Name

An overlooked 2003 publication describing few new species of corals from Sabah, Malaysia, on the northern tip of the Borneo island, shed lights on a commonly available bubble coral species for many years from Indonesia, and finally put a name…

Ten Favorite Bubble Coral Pictures From Indonesia

Bubble Corals Bubble corals are slowly becoming one of my favorite species to photograph. Despite having only a handful of species I’ve still managed to find beautiful diversity, in bubble shape, size, and color. While the common color is white,…

Learn to Spot Six Types of Branching Coral

Six Types of Branching Coral One of the first steps to becoming a coral spotter is learning to recognize coral growth forms. An perhaps the most recognizable of them all is branching corals. But even within this recognizable group, there are…

Learn To Spot Coral Diversity: Large Polyp Corals

Large Polyp Corals Large polyp corals are any hard coral species which have thick fleshy tissue and large corallites over a few centimeters wide. There are even some extra large species with polyps that can reach 10 even 30 centimeters…

How To Identify 20 Stony Corals From Indonesia

Often scuba divers focus on tiny critters, schools of fish, or jumbo-sized creatures like whales, dolphins, and sharks. This leaves corals to get lumped together under a single term ‘coral reef’ which is far too general to describe the hundreds of individual…

Branching bubble coral

The branching bubble coral, Plerogyra simplex, is a little known species of LPS coral which deserves to have a moment in the spotlight. There are many different types of bubble corals, and several different species, but the branching species has always fascinated…

Unseen corals: Plerogyra discus, the lovechild of fox and bubble corals

Plerogyra discus is a very unusual ‘species’ of coral which could be entirely real, or it could be the figment of one coral taxonomist’s imagination. If you don’t know already, fox corals (Nemenzophyllia) and bubbles corals (Plerogyra) are closely related and…

Have you ever seen such an incredible bubble coral?

What this little bubble coral lacks in size it more than makes up for with one-of-a-kind appearance. Despite being hardy, beautiful, common and cheap, bubble corals have been taking a backseat to some of the more brilliant species imported for…

Bubble corals featured in today’s release of Advanced Aquarist

Although some people might pigeon-hole James Fatheree into being the Giant Clam guy, James is showing some new colors by writing a great article on a classic reef aquarium animal, the bubble corals. We’ve always had quite a lot of…