War Paint Scolymia

Common Name: Scolymia
Latin Name: Scolymia australis
Order: Scleractinia
Phylum: Cnidaria
Family: Mussidae
Origin: Australia
Category: LPS
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Peaceful
Lighting: Low-Medium
Waterflow:  Low – Medium
Placement: Low – Medium
Colors: Various
Growth Speed: Slow

The war paint Scolymia also known as a Scolymia is one of the brightest and eye catching corals you can keep in your aquarium. The War Paint Scolymia gets its name from its amazing deep vibrant blue base wand red marbling pattern throughout the coral body.. This is the striking war paint scoly, unmistakable with any coral  or scoly. They are almost always circular in shape and grow to about 3-4” across. They come in a variety of different colors but the most sought after varieties are the warpaint, bleeding apple and master scolies. Scolymia are easy corals to keep and are best kept on the sandbed. It is important to ensure however that they don’t get covered with sand. They do not have any sweeper tentacles and will not harm other corals. Its common for aquarists to group different colored scolies into gardens. Unfortunately, scoly can not be fragged and do not typically reproduce in home aquariums. They are fairly slow growing but will accept almost all meaty foods and coral foods designed for lps corals.