Master of all UCA Homophyllia bowerbanki, is the ultimum LPS coral

During our stay in Australia, and touring up Ultra Coral Australia shed, we came across plenty of amazing coral. But one particular piece, stood far above the crowd. We were very lucky enough to steal a shot of the whole…

Homophyllia bowerbanki, a reintroduction to ‘Bankies’ and ‘Hillae’

It’s been nearly a year now since the familiar Australian ‘Scolymia’ and Bowerbankis were removed from Acanthastrea and placed into their own new genus Homophyllia. Unsurprisingly, most reefers still call them ‘Acans’ by convention, but there is a lot that we…

Homophyllia steals bowerbanki and hillae away from Acanthastrea

Homophyllia bowerbanki is the new name for both corals we once called Acanthastrea hillae and A. bowerbanki. Amid the reshuffling of Micromussa lordhowensis and Australophyllia wilsoni into their new respective categories, the new analysis now places the corals once known…

Fragging a Nice Orange Bowerbanki at Aquatic Art Inc.

It’s no secret that LPS corals enjoy a strong following with a wide cross section of the reef aquarium community, and one of the corals leading the charge has long been Homophyllia bowerbanki. We’ve documented the various color forms of this large,…

Wild 4-Way Homophyllia coral is four times the Scoly

What you are seeing here is a very peculiar coral, both in color, pattern, and especially the fact that there are four corallites growing closely into a mini colony. This head-scratching and head-turning coral was collected in Australia by Ultra…

Couple of Great Homophyllia australis at World Wide Corals

Homophyllia might have taken over as the name for Scolymia but that doesn’t mean we’ve lost any love for the ‘Australis’ doughnut coral. Hundreds of these corals are exported from Australia every week, and by and large, every single one of…

ARC Ultra Bowerbanki is Part Master, Part UFO

The ARC Ultra Bowerbanki is a recently imported coral colony from A Reef Creation that channels the best color patterns of the species, and the genus. Normally, ‘Scolies’ are the LPS coral which we see with either a master color…

There’s a Scolymia Party in the Australian Reef Wall Display [Video]

Australian Scolies, officially known as Homophyllia bowerbanki, are an Australian endemic coral that demonstrates some of the wildest colors of almost any coral species. As you may have guessed by now, the flat vertical aquascape in the Australian reef display…

Moseleya latistella- The First Colony I HAD to Have

Moseleya latistella is a very interesting coral that gets virtually zero airtime in the mindshare of reef aquarium hobbyists. This is completely understandable since most colonies of Moseleya – we couldn’t even find a common name for it – are…

We’ve Been Hunting a ‘Tonga-Mussa’ for Over Five Years!

Tonga-Mussa is a name we came up with sometime before 2015 to describe a unique LPS coral that we’ve only seen imported from Tonga. At first glance this coral looks like a slight variation of the beloved Homophyllia bowerbanki from…