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Featured Coral: H. australis AKA Scolymia

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Featured Coral: H. australis AKA Scolymia

In recent years the taxonomy of stony corals has changed quite a bit. Around this time in 2015 we saw one of the largest reclassification of corals in my recent memory, including the ever popular Scolymia australis. WARNING: Coral nerd alert In a paper published from the Scleractinian Systematics Working Group in 2014, they highlight the various changes. The SSWG is a conglomerate of researchers and taxonomist who use a variety of scientific research to evaluate each species to produce this paper.  The paper, which can be found here, includes a list of changes with their latin names. The story...

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Featured Coral: Blastomussa

Featured Coral: Blastomussa

A long time hobby favorite is the Blastomussa coral. Blastomussa merleti and Blastomussa wellsi have successfully been kept in the home aquarium for many years now. Increasing popularity in recent years due to the color variations being collected and sent into the trade. Blastomussa merleti Blastomussa merleti, more commonly referred to as the Branching Blasto or Pineapple Coral. Each corallite grows and extends from a common dome shaped center. The polyps extend from each corallite giving the colony the ball shaped appearance you see here. Australian Blastomussa merleti  Polyp sizes for Blastomussa merleti are generally smaller compared to its cousin,...

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Featured Coral - Diploastrea heliopora 

Featured Coral

A very uncommon LPS coral in the hobby is the Diploastrea heliopora, more commonly called the Hexagon Brain or Honeycomb Coral. Due to its very distinct growth patterns its easily appreciated by coral collectors and reef hobbyists on any level.This coral is highly coveted for its very distinctive dome shaped corallites. The Diploastrea heliopora is the sole representative of its Genus! Hobbyists of any skill level can easily appreciate its organized appearance and encrusting growth pattern.  This specific species in the wild can build colonies up to 6ft tall and 16ft wide!Care for the Purple Heart Diploastrea is relatively easy....

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Memorial Day Sale Starts Now!

Memorial Day Sale! Don't miss our biggest sale of the summer! Save 20% from now until Monday! Shop online and use coupon code MEMORIALDAY during checkout.   Featured Coral - Alveopora sp. One of the hidden gems to any collection, the Alveopora adds great color and movement to any tank. Often called a Flowerpot, Daisy, or Sunflower coral, this LPS is a very hardy alternative to its distant relative the Goniopora. Alveopora has large polyps that extend out of the base with a "flower" at the end when all it's polyps are open and extended. Alveopora is not overly aggressive, but still...

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Coral Subscription Services

You asked for it and now it's here! Just sit back and enjoy new corals each and every month! Want something new in your box or are you ready to try something new? Just send us an email and let us know, we'll take care of the rest! All subscription boxes ship for FREE! Click here to sign up for your box today! Frequently Asked Questions Q: What do I get with the subscription? A: You get 3 hand selected coral frags by our staff each month! Each frag will be healthy and healed and ready for your tank!  Q: How...

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