The BEST Photos and Articles of Vincent Chalias

Over the last twenty years, and even more so the last decade, the contributions of Vincent Chalias to the global reef aquarium hobby, industry and community have been incalculable. As one of the first pioneers of coral farming in Indonesia,…

Soft Coral Safari in the Solomon Islands

It’s not a stretch to say that stony corals represent at least 75% of the corals we keep in our tanks, both in diversity and numbers. If you don’t count zoanthids, shrooms and anemones, then there’s just a tiny sliver…

Coral Diving in the Solomon Islands, Series Preview

Every coral in our aquariums did not ‘come from’ a fish store, they did not originate at an exporter, their journey began much, much further away. Every Acro, Chalice, Monti or Soft Coral came from a tropical, equatorial country most…

Wild Photos of Montipora verruculosus and Related Species

Montipora is an amazing group of stony corals which is second only to Acropora in terms of species number and general abundance. Where Acros are differentiated based mostly on the branching shape and corallite structure, Montipora went a different direction instead opting…

Where do corals come from?

For anyone who is a parent we all remember when we had to have “the talk” with our children. Similarly for everyone new to the hobby as well as for the many visitors we all have invariably the question arises:…

Wild Singapore’s FlickR stream is a great source of wild coral photography

It is often quite easy to forget where the corals from our systems actually came from, or what they looked like in the wild. Wild Singapore’s photo stream is a huge collection of under water life photography and contains many…