Reef Walls, Sharks, Tarpons, and More! Los Mogotes Dive Site, Cuba

Los Mogotes Dive Site If I had to pick a favorite dive site in Cuba’s Gardens of the Queen, Los Mogotes would definitely make it into the top three. As I edit my way through my Cuban photo collection, Los…

Scolymia Coral Spotting in the Gardens of the Queen, Cuba

Scolymia Coral Spotting Scolymia is a large polyp coral species that lives a solitary life. There are two species of Caribbean Scolymia, the larger Scolymia lacera, and smaller Scolymia cubensis and you can learn to identify both by clicking the links above. While…

Quick Guide To Large Polyp Caribbean Corals

Large Polyps When most people imagine corals, they think of hundreds of tiny polyps creating a larger colony of coral. And while this is true for most corals there is a second category of corals which have large polyps, and even single…

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,…

Caribbean Coral Diaries: Scolymia lacera

Surprise! I’m a coral addict!! I hope I’m not overdoing it with my enthusiasm for corals, but it’s about to get a whole ‘nother level of fangirl for Scolymia lacera. If you’re like me, every time you get it the…

Caribbean Coral Diaries: Scolymia cubensis

Scolymia cubensis The time has come to write about my favorite Caribbean coral, the Scolymia. There are two species of Scolymia the smaller solitary disk coral, (Scolymia cubensis), and the large fleshy disk coral (Scolymia lacera). This article is about the smaller…

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…