• Acropora desalwii: the Spiny Plating Acro

    Acropora desalwii: the Spiny Plating Acro

    Vincent Chalias takes you afield to examine Acropora desalwii, a spiny, tabling Acropora that exhibits some remarkable coloration in certain regions of Indonesia....

  • VIDEO: Matt Wandell on Expert Only Fishes

    VIDEO: Matt Wandell on Expert Only Fishes

    "My intent is to basically teach a philosophy, not really go through and teach every difficult species of fish that's difficult to keep. It's more about how to think about it," says Matt Wandell....

  • Two New Dwarf Angelfish Hybrids From Bali Aquarich

    Two New Dwarf Angelfish Hybrids From Bali Aquarich

    Our regular visit to Wen-Ping Su and Bali Aquarich was long overdue. It never disappoints. As usual Mr. Su had a couple of surprises up his sleeves; he greeted us with 2 new hybrids of Centropyge dwarf angelfish. ...

  • Red Sea Announces Improved Sea Salt Formulations

    Red Sea Announces Improved Sea Salt Formulations

    Both these premium salts are harvested from the pristine water of the Red Sea, and contain a balanced concentration of all the major, minor, and trace elements found in tropical seawater. Red Sea Salt & Coral Pro Salt undergo meticulous ICP testing for each and every bucket, and deliver amazing results, espec...

  • Meet Coradion calendula, the charismatic new Australian

    Meet Coradion calendula, the charismatic new Australian "Marigold" Butterflyfish

    The reefs of the western and northern coasts of Australia are home to a species of butterflyfish that, while certainly known to exist, had not been formally recognized as distinct until now....

  • VIDEO: WWC takes you behind the scenes at MarcoRocks

    VIDEO: WWC takes you behind the scenes at MarcoRocks

    Victor Fornari and the WWC team travel to MarcoRocks for a behind-the-scenes tour, where Marc Tetreault reveals a massive business expansion and two new forms of reef rock being prepared for the aquarium trade....

  • Meet new CORAL Magazine recurring contributor Vincent Chalias

    Meet new CORAL Magazine recurring contributor Vincent Chalias

    Well-known reef photojournalist, marine aquaculture pioneer, and prominent figure in the saltwater livestock trade Vincent Chalias is joining CORAL as a regular contributor. Vincent will be posting weekly images and stories from his travels and reef exploration as both biologist and diver—with a keen eye fo...

  • Experience a Free-Living LPS Hotspot in North Bali

    Experience a Free-Living LPS Hotspot in North Bali

    CORAL contributor Vincent Chalias invites you to dive into a LPS Heaven on a black sand slope in northern Bali. Experience this unique black-sand coral biotope, which can serve as inspiration for a unique reef aquarium....

  • VIDEO: Spaceship Reef In A Bottle, Part 2

    VIDEO: Spaceship Reef In A Bottle, Part 2

    After learning about the front end of the stunning 6,000-gallon reef aquaria in a private Atlanta home in the Part 1 video, the team at Reef Aquaria Design (RAD) returns to showcase the life support and systems that keep this reef aquarium growing and thriving....

  • VIDEO: Spaceship Reef In A Bottle, Part 1

    VIDEO: Spaceship Reef In A Bottle, Part 1

    Reef Aquaria Design's Jeff Turner calls it, "The finest 6,000-gallon reef aquarium in all of North America." CORAL Magazine calls it our Aquarium Portrait feature in the newest issue! Watch Part 1 of their video coverage, and read all about it in the January/February 2023 issue of CORAL Magazine....

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  • Red Sea Announces Improved Sea Salt Formulations

    Both these premium salts are harvested from the pristine water of the Red Sea, and contain a balanced concentration of all the major, minor, and trace elements found in tropical seawater. Red Sea Salt & Coral Pro Salt undergo meticulous ICP testing for each and every bucket, and deliver amazing results, especially when combined with our reef care recipes.

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  • VIDEO: WWC takes you behind the scenes at MarcoRocks

    Victor Fornari and the WWC team travel to MarcoRocks for a behind-the-scenes tour, where Marc Tetreault reveals a massive business expansion and two new forms of reef rock being prepared for the aquarium trade.

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  • Three New Nano Aquariums from LifeGard Aquatics

    LifeGard Aquatics introduces 1, 2, and 3-gallon nano cube aquariums featuring 92% clear ultra-low Iron glass, an ideal blank canvas for your next pico reef or nano aquascape!

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  • New Red Sea Campaign Urges: "Join the ReefRun Family"

    “Manage your reef the smart way” is the message from Red Sea as it unveils new additions to its growing ReefRun Family of coordinated skimmers, pumps, and digital control systems.

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  • Piscīnārĭus Enamel Fish Pins Are Back!

    I created these pins in an effort to raise some funds for an organization that’s working towards making the world a better place for us and for the generations to come. All the profits generated by the sale of this hard enamel pin set will be donated to the organization @ictioxingu

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News & Notes

  • Comprehensive CITES Coral ID Guide Now Available

    Indonesia is the world’s largest exporter of live coral, and stony corals are one of the most traded CITES-listed marine animals globally, A new coral identification addresses the need for a visual resource to differentiate stony corals originating from a wild-collected or mariculture source. The 147-page full-color guide is a deep dive into what custom officials should be looking for when they inspect CITES corals consignments to help them identify illegal imports, and includes detailed images and descriptions of 55 stony coral genera.

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  • OATA Addresses CITES Marine Ornamental Fish Proposal

    On the agenda for CITES COP19 meeting yesterday (November 16) was an update on its proposal to examine the conservation of and trade in marine ornamental fish. This is a far-reaching proposal which could have a big effect on our industry.

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  • Brazil Shortsightedly Proposes Zebra Pleco for CITES Appendix I Listing

    The 19th CoP occurs November 14-26, 2022, in Panama City, Panama. At this CoP, the government of Brazil has submitted a proposal to uplist H. zebra from the least restrictive CITES listing on Appendix III, to Appendix I, which is the most restrictive CITES listing. Some argue that the new proposals will lead to increased demand for illegally harvested and smuggled specimens of Zebra Pleco.

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  • OATA Joins Fellow Pet Trade Associations at CITES CoP19

    On the agenda for the meeting, which looks at ways to ensure the sustainable trade in wildlife, are several items that would affect the global ornamental fish trade, including plans to move Zebra pleco (Hypancistrus zebra) from Appendix III to Appendix I – the highest level of restriction – and to put a number of freshwater stingray (Potamotrygon spp.) onto Appendix II.

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  • Conservationists release extinct-in-the-wild fish into natural habitat in Mexican river

    With the help of local children, a team of conservationists has released more than 1,000 golden skiffia (Skiffia francesae), a freshwater fish found only in Mexico, into the species’ native range in the Teuchitlán River, Jalisco.

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