Reefers are Sleeping On the ‘Inflatable’ Cynarinas

The reef aquarium world has been perpetually infatuated with showy large polyp stony corals as showcase centerpieces, or at the very least a very expensive flex. Trachies have long been celebrated, Acanthos are conspicuous consumption at its finest and only in…

Multicolor Cynarina is Glowing at Blue Seas Aquarium

Cynarina lacrymalis is one of the most unique of all large polyp stony corals with characteristic large vesicles which can appear translucent and exhibit a wide range of desirable colors. Some typical colors of Cynarina lacrymalis include light brown, green,…

The Outstanding LPS Corals of AquaShella Dallas

Large polyp stony corals are some of the most highly variable of all species of Scleractinia so it’s always fun to peruse a curated collection in people’s tanks, local fish stores, and especially at large aquarium events. Such a conference…

Unboxing Some Fun LPS Corals from Cali Kid [Video]

If there’s one thing we wish we could share with you more, it’s the enjoyment and excitement of opening up a box of brand new corals for the Reef Builders Studio. Unfortunately many corals simply aren’t that photogenic in any…

Rainbow Master Cynarina Raises the Bar for these Unique LPS Corals

Cynarina lacrymalis is one of the more unique corals out on the reef, often endowed with a unique combination of polyp shape and vibrant coloration. A ‘typical’ colorful Cynarina is frequently a bright pinkish red overall with large inflated bubbly…

Reef Raft Indophyllia Reminds us of this Coral’s Potential

Indophyllia is a poorly known genus of large polyp stony coral which includes only one, very overlooked species, I. macassarenssis. There’s two reasons that Indophyllia is not at the top of many collectors wish list, starting with the competition it has…

Solomon Island Corals Make a Comeback to Unique Corals

After a long absence from the reef aquarium hobby, Unique Corals has finally succeeded in landing a shipment of fresh new wild corals from the Coral Triangle. However unlike the rest of the world fighting over the trickle of corals…

First Look at the Primary Polyp of a Baby Cynarina Coral

The world of captive breeding saltwater fish is full of cute baby pictures of fish, but the same cannot be said for our precious, beloved corals. Since all of our corals are either wild-collected or propagated asexually, we are almost…

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…

Red & Green Cynarina could audition to be life savers candy

I am not a big candy buff but the first thing that came to mind when I saw this awesome bicolor Cynarina is Life Savers® Candy. The even dual coloration of the ring of vessicles around this Cynarina’s mouth looks like the…