Disc Corals

The Rarest Color of ‘Tongue Coral’ We’ve Ever Seen

The mushroom corals of the Fungiidae family are some of the most unique and distinctive corals in the world. Ranging from tiny circular solitary Cycloseris¬†to the largest free living colonies the mushroom corals are wildly popular species in the reef…

Branching Heliofungia is the Ultimate Holy Grail of ‘Torch’ Corals

There has never been another coral that has enjoyed such a moment of hype a popularity as the torch corals and vendors and collectors alike are constantly on the lookout for the next hottest strain, the holiest of grails as so…

Firewoks Cycloseris is a Disc Coral to Remember

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…

Damaged Heliofungia Tentacles Can Regenerate In Two Weeks Or Less

Heliofungia plate corals have incredible regenerative properties. However, very little is known about the molecular mechanisms involved in these processes. In one of the recent Coral Reef Week virtual presentations, Beatriz Diaz-Guijarro from James Cook University shares her research on…

Shallow Reefs We Found On #reefbuilders Instagram

Raise your hand if you like shallow reef tanks because we sure do!! While scrolling through #reefbuilders on Instagram it seems these lagoon-style reefs are becoming increasingly popular for their minimalistic design and aesthetic. What’s really neat about this style…

Coscinaraea (Cycloseris) wellsi: The Unknown Coral from the Deep

Having to dive deeper and deeper to try to find something more interesting, on the way down on rare occasions I have come across a coral, that I never had seen before, in the 35-45 meter (~135 feet) zone. Coscinaraea…

Crazy Sandal Coral Resurfaces after 5 Years of Growout!

Normally, when a wild and crazy version of a free living coral turns up, it’s generally sold for a premium and it disappears into a private collection. But thankfully, the truly incredible orange-splashed Fungiid that we featured five years ago…

Fuschia-Pink Lava Coals Diaseris Coming Soon to the Diver’s Den

The disc corals of the Fungia and Cycloseris genera have always been unique in the aquarium world for being great inhabitants of small and large tanks alike. The small, colorful, free living disc corals also have the potential to make great propagation material,…

Heliofungia fralinae Corals Start Their Life Sprouting From A Disk

Heliofungia fralinae are colorful disk corals, which can be found in bright pink, purple, red and yellow. We first wrote about this coral back in 2015 when we spotted a wild crop circle of Fungia Heliofungia fralinae in Menjangan Island.  Right about now you…

Millions Of Diaseris Found In Deep Reef Habitat At Ningaloo Reef Australia

Ningaloo Reef Australia An impressive population of mushroom corals “Diaseris distorta”  was discovered off Western Australia’s Ningaloo Reef. The coral reef at Ningaloo extends over 185 miles (300 km) including shallow lagoons and deeper offshore waters. Scientists were exploring these diverse habitats…