Unique Siamese UFO Scolymia at House of Fins

This cool image was sent to us by Luke Wilson of House of Fins showing their Siamese UFO Scolymia’s striking appearance. While there isn’t much of a story here, we still love sharing with you the unique and one-off specimens…

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…

Sclerophyllia margariticola is a new species of ‘Mini Scoly’ from the Red Sea

Sclerophyllia margariticola is a new species of small, solitary LPS coral from the Red Sea recently described in the journal Systematics and Biodiversity. The genus Sclerophyllia was first erected in 1879 and it was resurrected to include this new species as well…

Kiss Australomussa goodbye, say hello to Parascolymia rowleyensis

Australomussa’s place on the LPS branch of the coral tree of life has always been a little bit murky – today we learn a little bit more about where it belongs, and who its friends are. Parascolymia rowleyensis is the new…

Two-face masterpiece Scolymia looks both ways

It’s been a little bit since we reported on a Scolymia australis nice enough to be post-worthy but after a long absence, Frag Junky gets the honorable mention for their two-faced masterpiece scolymia. A “Masterpiece Scoly” is among the best of…

Two-face Australomussa has all the earmarks of a coral Chimera

The Two-face Australomussa pictured here from Reefkoi shows a remarkable pattern of color distribution so striking that it deserved to be called something special. We’ve all seen a fair amount of weird color mixing in various LPS corals, with chalice…

Hongtam’s reef aquarium in Hong Kong takes the display refugium to a whole new level

The display refugiums is a neat concept in itself, but this display “refugium” takes things to a whole other level. This aquarium is  not really a refugium at all since it lacks macro algae and the purpose of nutrient export,…

Bleeding Warpaint and other Scolymia take center stage at Germany’s White Corals

Bleeding apples, warpaint reds, spirograph scolies, FrankenScolies, IncrediScolies, Mini Scolies, Orange Scolymia and tye dye super mega ultra Scolymia australis are the creme-de-la-creme of solitary LPS corals which couldn’t be any more ostentatious if they had been painted by an artist’s…

In your face with Macna’s best Scolymia

  There were so many awesome Scolymia at MACNA this year, as a frequent participant in small and large aquarium shows all over the country we can say with confidence that this one of the best spreads of Scolies that…

Funky new little ‘Mini Scolie’ now coming in from West Australia

One of the coolest new things spotted at MACNA this year was not necessarily the products, but a treasure trove of colorful “Mini Scolies” from West Australia. New fish species are discovered on an almost daily basis but it’s very…