Scolymia (also known as Doughnut Corals, Disk Corals, or Button Corals) are a hot item in the reef aquarium hobby ever since specimens of this Genus started being imported from Australia. In the past few years, many corals have been reclassified, so what many people call Scolymia such as the ubiquitous Scolymia australis is now Homophyllia australis. Most people in the reef aquarium industry still refer to this coral as a Scolymia so as to not confuse people, we will continue to call them Scolymia.
The Aussie Scolymia are intensely colored corals that make for a hardy addition to just about any coral reef aquarium. Some of the most intricately patterned specimens are dubbed "Master Scolys" and make for dazzling show pieces. It is unfortunate that these beautiful corals cannot be propagated. They may survive cutting, but do not regain their signature circular appearance. Despite the fact that they cannot be propagated at this time, they are a favorite coral here at Tidal Gardens, and we make it a point to provide WYSIWYG specimens for sale online.