Holographic Acanthophyllia Adds A New Dimension to Doughnut Corals!

The Holographic Acanthophyllia is a specimen of doughnut coral which is rainbow on a whole different level. We’ve covered our fair share of Acanthophyllias over the years, but the new multi-dimensional coral from Reefmaster Indonesia is a radically different specimen. …

Eye of the Tiger Indophyllia Is A Diamond in the Rough

Sometime, when presented with a huge selection of the craziest Donut Corals (Acanthophyllia deshaesyana), your attention can’t focus on one particular piece, as they’re all gorgeous. But on the side, in the middle of the rejected one, a pure jewel…

Rainbow Acanthophyllia Makes its Way to America

We’ve just sighted another Rainbow Acanthophyllia and it’s quite a doozy! We see a decent number of pseudo-rainbow colored meat corals but only a few of them have the color and pattern to really take the motif all the way. Earlier…

Crazy rainbow Acanthophyllia will knock your socks off!

We’ve seen some pretty epic Acnthophyllia meat corals in our day but a pair of insane specimens from Malaya Reef Aquatic are on a whole other level. If we had an idea of what colors and patterns constituted a top shelf for the one…

Fluorescent Friday: Acanthophyllia edition

Acanthophyllia is a particular group of corals which holds almost a mythic place in the realm of coral reef aquarists. This large showy coral has been a mainstay of mini reef aquariums for decades, with the solitary polyp being one…

6-headed Cynarina is a freak of nature

Cynarina lacrymalis, ‘modern corals’ or whatever the scientists and cool kids are calling them these days, are one of the longstanding popular corals in the aquarium hobby today. Coming in shades of pink, red, green, brown and all colors in…

Double headed ‘Siamese’ Acanthophyllia

A very rare and strange Acanthophyllia was really imported by Eye Catching Corals which features two identical polyps and corallites growing from a common stalk. We’ve seen “double” Acanthophyllia before which were of different sizes and colors and clearly simply…

Showstopping jaguar Indophyllia at Age of Aquariums

This amazing Cynarina Indophyllia was the crown jewel of the Age of Aquariums booth at Reef-a-Palooza. This healthy specimen was going for a fraction of the price of the bright chalice morphs that filled booths around the show and we were amazed…

Top 5 Beginner-Friendly LPS Corals

With so many corals available on the marine aquarium market today, even experienced reefkeepers can have a difficult time deciding which species to choose. But for the novice reefkeeper, figuring out which corals are beginner-friendly and which are best left…

This Rainbow Acanthophyllia is one of the nicest we’ve ever seen

The rainbow Acanthophyllia coral we came across this weekend is one of the nicest meat corals we’ve ever seen. We spotted this gorgeous meat coral at Mile High Aquatics in Parker, Colorado and we were impressed at how this coral…