It’s been a good long while since we saw a Cycloseris disc coral that really caught our attention so when spied this latest specimen from Candy Corals, we knew we had to share it. Overall this Cyclo is a deep dark brown overall, creating a bold contrast to what it has going on in the mouth, tentacles, and the perimeter.
The green tentacles alone are showy enough but they feature a subtle splash of orange at the base. Together with the orange mouth and the orange rim, the green and orange tentacles look like little fireworks emanating from the dark chocolate brown of the polyp tissue.
One thing we really love about this particular polyp is that it isn’t as gaudy as a rainbow cycloseris, and it takes the eye of a disc coral connoisseur to notice and appreciate the subtle beauty of a specimen like this one. As with many vividly colored corals, the fireworks Cycloseris surely looks much nicer in person than photographs could ever illustrate, but even the balanced color images of this Cyclo really satisfy our love for disc and fungiid corals.