Scolymia Australis (also: Homophylia australis or Isophylia australis) stands out due to its strange, distinguishing form and rich colouring among all the corals. This Australian large polyped hard coral are purchased gladly by both the beginners as well as advanced amateur aquarists. Scolymia is concerned with a single polyp (Solitary polyp), having thick, fixed tissue and small ,,teeth“ around septa. In form very often Scolymia resembles a colourful (or monochromatic), slightly bulky, circular disk-, doughnut- or tabulate corals.
These fluorescent coral species exist in different color variants. At Whitecorals you will find rare species which are mostly known by their colours: Green with red strips (Scolymia Bleeding Apple), dark green (Scolymia Green), red-green-violet-blue (Ultra Scolymia Multicolor), two-coloured Scolymias (Scolymia sp. Bicolor) and Volcano red with fluorescent blue in the middle (Scolymia Frozen Vulcano). Reef Builders the well-known online magazine mentions our Scolymias in several articles about extraordinarily coloured corals.
Get an overview about Scolymia corals with the popular scientific coral names we use in Coral ID - the coral encyclopedia
Keeping and maintaining the Scolymia corals
Scolymia are in genereal easy to keep!
Scolymia will thank you if you put down these unique corals in a low-water flow bottom zone. Scolymia does not need too much light. Caution should be given when selecting the location since these hard corals react very badly in case of entanglement. Moreover you should mandatorily note that the tissues are not damaged. Scolymia reacts very sensitively to manual damages of tissues.
Feeding the Scolymia
Scolymia can be fed with NYOS Goldpods. They eat zooplankton and phytoplankton gladly. At Whitecorals online shop you have a collection of coral food for all species of corals. Scolymia stretches at night from the center of its tentacle to catch the plankton. Active feeding is usually not necessary, however it gives corals a strong colour intensity, health and helps it in faster growth. Scolymia grows very slowly and is normally upto 10 cm.
Buy Scolymia online
At whitecorals.com you can browse and purchase Australia’s Scolymia and lots of other corals as well as molluscs and clams. You will get your desired coral delivered securely packed via fast shipping, even on Saturday. We are always available with advice and support for our private customers as well as corporate customers!