Is This Coral Pocillopora acuta or a Hybrid with Seriatopora?

Hybrid reef animals are a very common sighting and it is especially well documented in the marine angelfish, clownfish, butterflyfish, surgeonfish, and basically many different families of fish but it is much less well documented or studied among the corals.…

Blue Zing Birdnest is a Unique Cross of Popular Seriatopora Strains

For the past forty or so years all ‘new’ coral strains introduced to the reef aquarium hobby have only come from the wild, mostly due to the fact that successful sexual reproduction is quite rare in aquarium corals. This assessment…

Time To Frag Birdsnest Coral With Gallery Aquatica TV!

G’day Reefers! Ania the coral fragging fairy has graced us with another frag file video. In this new episode we learn about Seriatopora, Birdsnest coral a diverse, adaptable, and fast-growing corals perfect for beginner hobbyists but not to be forgotten…

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…

Seriatopora dendritica, Birdnest Coral Wishes it was an Acropora!

Birdnest corals are fairly common in the ocean and in our aquariums, however we really culture a handful of common species. These include the sharp branch birdnest, Seriatopora hystrix, and the blunt tip birdnest, S. caliendrum and the usually green…

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…

Birdnest Coral Shows Us How Reefs Might Recover From Massive Bleaching

With all the news that the Great Barrier Reef is dying, and has suffered very substantial damage and countless corals lost, it can be quite depressing to be a coral or reef lover. But if there’s one thing the media…

Stylophora: Achieve that SPS Aesthetic with Less-Demanding Corals

Stylophora are branching small-polyp stony corals from the Family Pocilloporidae. Stylophora shares that family with Pocillopora and Seriatopora, and the three together are the only genera in the family. As a result of their close relationship to one another, all…

Two-tone green birdnest coral kind of just ‘happened’ for AquaticArt

There’s an unusual green birdnest that’s been growing over at Cris Cap’s AquaticArt that we’ve been looking at for years, but didn’t fully appreciate its uniqueness until this past weekend. The Photon Man Sanjay Joshi came on an aquarium tour…

Ponape birdsnest coral now commercially available from ORA

The Ponape Birdsnest is a strain of Seriatopora which has been an iconic coral in the American reef aquarium hobby since 2003. Like the purple monster Acropora and the sunset Montipora, the Ponape Birdnest coral is one of those coral…