Cantharellus is an Actually RARE Stony Coral

We’ve been window shopping the supply of corals for sale online for the past few weeks just to take stock of what most vendors are selling and we’ve come away with a couple thoughts. First of all, we understand the…

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…

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,…

This Persian Gulf Reef is Home to 400 Million Cycloseris!

All corals are uniquely suited to particular environments, but it so happens that most coral reefs are full of microhabitats. This is why we mostly see a wide variety of different coral species from the shallows to the depths at…

Can’t Say I’ve Ever Seen A Cyclo Like This One!

I like to think I’ve seen my fair share of disc and fungiid corals, I was alone in my appreciation of Lithophyllon in the early 2000s and I’ve got Sandalolitha frags out in the wild that are going on 14 years old.…

Chimera Heliofungia, a fusion of two long tentacle plate corals

It’s quite rare that we see a long tentacle plate coral which is noteworthy enough to turn heads, but we have a special treat for you today. This incredible¬†Heliofungia actiniformis comes to us from Bali Aquarium who spotted this specimen…

Fluorescent Friday: Cycloseris edition

Disc corals are some of the most recognizable corals on the reef, and some of the most popular coral animals for the home aquarium. Disc corals in all their various forms are easy to keep, come in a bewildering array…

Pair of rare orange Cantharellus imported from Fiji

Cantharellus is a genus of Fungiid coral that you’ve probably never heard of, but which is actually kind of really common and widespread on reefs around the world. Whereas the majority of disc corals that we get for our aquariums…

Cycloseris disc corals can exhibit full-on Chimeras

If there’s one thing we love about corals the most, it’s that they don’t play by the same rules as other animals. Corals are able to exhibit a whole array of seemingly impossible biological phenomenon, including the ability to be…

Cycloseris boschmai is the smallest free living disc coral to date

There’s a new species of Cycloseris on the block and this one is distinguished by how small it remains. Growing up to only two inches (50mm) in diameter, Cyloseris boschmai was recently, finally described after more than three decades of…