The FrankenScoly is a very striking coral that we stumbled upon while killing time on eBay. This auction was first listed over a week ago but an error in the listing caused it to be canceled. Now the Frankenscoly has been re-listed with a much better picture and we just couldn’t help ourselves in sharing this scleractinian freak with you. A part of us doesn’t want to encourage this kind of freak experimentation but surely it will be only a matter of time before everyone and their mother takes a perfectly good Scolymia australis colony and decides to start hacking things up and gluing body parts as if they were a mad reefing scientist. Our first reaction was to question whether this kind of freaky experimentation is even a good thing but we’ll never know if we don’t try, right? Nevermind the oversaturated colors but to his credit, the creator of the Frankenscoly appears to have cut the mouth in the “right direction” and he stitched up the mutant with a well paired yin and yang of similar size and roundness. The Frankenscoly was made over two weeks ago and as you can see from this recent picture, the Siamese twins now appear to be in great condition with good expansion of the outer polyp. Aside from the freaky coloration and unconnected outer tissue there is nothing else to suggest that this coral wasn’t collected on a some sunny spot in Eastern Australia. Chances are that we’ll be seeing a whole lot more of these one-eyed monsters over the next lunar cycle, let’s just not let it get out of hand, mmk?