Japan’s CoralMonster is Flexing a Ton of Great Scolies

CoralMonster is a coral dealer in Japan with a knack for scoring some high profile livestock and today we want to take a minute to appreciate their recent haul of Homophyllia australis. Better known as Scolies or Australian scolymia, this group…

New Rainbow Scolymia Defies the Limits of Color

There have been a large number of Australian Scolies that have been described as ‘Rainbow’ but perhaps none have been more deserving of that description than this one. This Homophyllia australis was recently acquired by ACI Aquaculture from an Australian supplier…

Blue Fireworks Scolymia Starts Blooming in Japan

Between the bleeding apples and warpaint scolies, the UFOs and the masters, there’s a lot of room for variability in the coloration and appearance of Australian scolies, Homophyllia australis. Whether they are solid green, solid red, shades of orange with irregular spotting…

This is the BEST Parascolymia vitiensis we’ve ever seen!

Reef aquarium conferences like ReefStock and Reefapalooza are usually a great place to look for coral frags, but sometimes we get to see some truly stupendous coral colonies too. This past weekend’s event was a great new success for the…

Some Corals Can Be Downright Vicious!

It’s well known that coral compete for space both on the reef and in aquariums, but some species fight with no holds barred. I just returned from Reefapalooza to find all my tanks in great shape, but with one massive,…

Monsoon Aquatics Risked Their LIVES to Get These Button Scolies!!

We just received a crop of photos from Monsoon Aquatics of some button ‘Scolies’ they recently collected and boy are they spectacular! Although probably undescribed, the hobby has been enjoying these button scolies for a few years now and Northwest…

We Found The Ultimate Scolymia Habitat In Tela Honduras

Tela Honduras Sometimes the best discoveries happen by accident. Finding the ultimate Scolymia habitat in Tela was just that. The day started with a GPS point named Flor, after fishermen often seen floating above the exact same spot in the…

Australian Scolie Sells For A Record $6000!!!

A new incredible Australian Scolie has sold for the jaw-dropping price of ¥645,840 which currently exchanges to $5,840! It’s no surprise that some aquarium corals, especially in the U.S., can sell for truly eye popping figures but this time the record…

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…

Micromussa pacifica finally gives Indonesian ‘Acan Maxima’ a real name

Micromussa pacifica is a name that we’ve all been waiting for to identify an undescribed coral for nearly a decade. Ever since the small ‘Indonesian Scolymia’ popped up on the radar of reefers, it’s gone by many names but we…