The use of antibiotics to treat corals, even prophylactically when they appear healthy, is on the rise. CORAL Field Editor Vincent Chalias warns that this practice masks underlying problems in the coral trade, and runs the risk of perpetuating this problems, or even making things worse.
We’ve now discovered this interesting, high-density, patchwork colonization of substrates by Galaxea fascicularis in several different and distant locations. It may be that this is a common occurrence throughout the Coral Triangle.
Swimming over a very healthy reef next to a hydrothermal vent, we couldn’t help to notice how healthy the corals were. We took some water samples and found few off parameters.
Examining the natural habitats of surge-specialized soft corals could be the answer to their successful long-term captive husbandry.
Acropora hyacinthus and Acropora cytherea are two very emblematic species of Indonesian shallow coral reefs. These two very similar species form large tables that grow thicker when exposed to waves and current and are sometimes very difficult to tell apart. But, actually, they are not really found in the same habitat.