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Soft corals, are a great start for the marine aquarist graduating from fish to invertebrate to full-blown-reef enthusiast. Many soft corals are tolerant toward aquarium conditions, relatively inexpensive, and more easily cared for than the small or large polyped true or stony corals.

Soft Coral Habitat - Soft corals rely on currents to bring them their food , oxygen, and carry away their wastes. The best circulation arrangements involve wavemaking strategies that periodically vary the direction and intensity of water movements. Remember that most soft coral species are found in parts of the reef with the greatest current.

Filtration - Practically speaking, reef or invertebrate systems with soft corals require good filtration. An oversized protein skimmer, source of calcium replenishment, and use of activated carbon are all important items to consider.

Lighting - All species of soft coral will appreciate 2-5 watts of full-spectrum illumination for 8-10 hours per day.

Feeding -
All species of soft corals are known planktivores, consuming phytoplankton in the wild. All soft corals should therefore be periodically offered such small offerings.

 Aquacultured, ORA
Long Polyping Leather
Sarcophyton sp.

Description: A very unusual addition for any reef tank is the Long Polyping leather coral. being aquacultured by Oceans, Reefs & Aquariums (ORA). Considered to be one of the best soft corals for beginners, they are easy to keep with great success. Yet advanced reef keepers also favor this ORA beauty, as it offers a nice visual balance to the tank. The captive culturing of this soft coral has helped decrease the adjustment time to new systems making it more likely to open up quickly after shipping.
Tank Recommendations: Leather Corals are generally very hardy and will thrive in a properly maintained reef aquarium. Most need a moderate to strong water flow and tend to do very well under various types of reef tank fluorescent lighting. Metal halides are not needed. They are also easy to propagate in captivity by simply cutting them into coral frags.
Feeding:  Although the leather coral seeks it's nutritional needs from more than one place, its main source of energy comes from the minute algae zooxanthellae which supplies the coral with a steady stream of energy and nutrients. A secondary food source comes from the micro plankton and other filtered foods that the leather coral traps in its tentacles during ocean waves and currents. In the reef aquarium, the addition of bottled trace elements such as iodine and strontium should supplement the water to ensure good health.
Care Level: Easy
Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 1" to 2"  

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Aquacultured, ORA
Loco Lobo Lobophytum
Lobophytum sp.

Description: The Loco Lobo Lobophytum is a new release leather soft coral from Oceans, Reefs & Aquariums (ORA). Loco Lobo is a Devil’s Hand coral with pronounced, star shaped yellowish polyps. The thick, cushiony body of this lobophytum makes it a much more substantial soft coral. The captive culturing of this soft coral has helped decrease the adjustment time to new systems making it more likely to open up quickly after shipping.
Tank Recommendations: Leather Corals are generally very hardy and will thrive in a properly maintained reef aquarium. Most need a moderate to strong water flow and tend to do very well under various types of reef tank fluorescent lighting. Metal halides are not needed. They are also easy to propagate in captivity by simply cutting them into coral frags.
Feeding:  Although the leather coral seeks it's nutritional needs from more than one place, its main source of energy comes from the minute algae zooxanthellae which supplies the coral with a steady stream of energy and nutrients. A secondary food source comes from the micro plankton and other filtered foods that the leather coral traps in its tentacles during ocean waves and currents. In the reef aquarium, the addition of bottled trace elements such as iodine and strontium should supplement the water to ensure good health.
Care Level: Easy
Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 1" to 2"  

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 Aquacultured, ORA  
Green Polyping Toadstool Leather
Sarcophyton sp

Description: The Green Polyp Leather Coral is one of our favorite corals aquacultured by ORA. It is easy to keep and propagate, making it a great coral for the beginner.This leather coral is of the genus Sarcophyton Coral, also called in more layman's term a Mushroom, Leather. Other names for this easy to keep coral are Mushroom Leather Coral, Cup Leather Coral, Toadstool, Umbrella Coral, and Mushroom Coral. Leather Corals are generally easy to propagate in captivity by simply cutting them into coral frags.
Tank Recommendations: The Mushroom or Toadstool Leather as they can be called require medium to high lighting and like to be placed in medium to strong water flow. For continued good health, please remember to add iodine, strontium, and trace elements to the water.
Feeding:  Although the leather coral seeks it's nutritional needs from more than one place, its main source of energy comes from the minute algae zooxanthellae which supplies the coral with a steady stream of energy and nutrients. A secondary food source comes from the micro plankton and other filtered foods that the leather coral traps in its tentacles during ocean waves and currents. In the reef aquarium, the addition of bottled trace elements such as iodine and strontium should supplement the water to ensure good health.
Care Level: Easy
Approximate Purchase Size: 1" to 2"

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  Rasta Leather
Sinularis Flexibillis

Also called Spaghetti leather
100's of tentacles. Super long, super flowing, beautiful coloration
Description:A favorite from Fiji, the best description for the Spaghetti Finger Leather Coral is a finger type leather with a large number of very long strands of leather. One of the favorite leather corals for the aquarium, Spaghetti Leathers are golden-white to green in color and have a highly branching form and are covered in tiny polyps. These corals grow quickly and can quickly become a showpiece after they are established. Larger specimens are more "branchy" than smaller ones and make an impressive display with pulsing water movement.
Tank Recommendations:When placing in your aquarium, find a good spot and leave alone. Handle as little as possible. Excessive handling can damage newly arrived specimens. Once established, they are quite hardy, not as touchy as their initial requirements sound. Spaghetti leathers do best in medium to bright lighting. Moderately strong to strong water movement is also important. The water quality should be kept high with a fairly constant temperature between 75 degrees and 80 degrees.
Feeding:  Although the leather coral seeks it's nutritional needs from more than one place, its main source of energy comes from the minute algae zooxanthellae which supplies the coral with a steady stream of energy and nutrients. A secondary food source comes from the micro plankton and other filtered foods that the leather coral traps in its tentacles during ocean waves and currents. In the reef aquarium, the addition of bottled trace elements such as iodine and strontium should supplement the water to ensure good health.
Care Level: Moderate
Approximate shipping size: Small: 1" to 2"; Medium 2-1/2" to 4"; Large 4" to 6"; Extra Large 6" to 8"

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  Green Finger Leather
Sinularia sp.

Description:Green Finger Leather Coral, Sinularia sp., brings depth to the aquascape of the home aquarium.
Tank Recommendations: Leather Corals are generally very hardy and will thrive in a properly maintained reef aquarium. Most need a moderate to strong water flow and tend to do very well under various types of reef tank fluorescent lighting. Metal halides are not needed. They are also easy to propagate in captivity by simply cutting them into coral frags.
Feeding:  Although the leather coral seeks it's nutritional needs from more than one place, its main source of energy comes from the minute algae zooxanthellae which supplies the coral with a steady stream of energy and nutrients. A secondary food source comes from the micro plankton and other filtered foods that the leather coral traps in its tentacles during ocean waves and currents. In the reef aquarium, the addition of bottled trace elements such as iodine and strontium should supplement the water to ensure good health.
Care Level: Easy
Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 2" to 3"; Medium: 3" to 5"; Large: 5" to 7"

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 Blue Devils Finger Leather

Description:Beautiful formations. In stock are singles, doubles, triples and pieces with up to 8 hands. They thrive in the aquarium and can be kept under a broad range of water and lighting conditions.
Tank Recommendations: Leather Corals are generally very hardy and will thrive in a properly maintained reef aquarium. Most need a moderate to strong water flow and tend to do very well under various types of reef tank fluorescent lighting. Metal halides are not needed. They are also easy to propagate in captivity by simply cutting them into coral frags.
Feeding:  Although the leather coral seeks it's nutritional needs from more than one place, its main source of energy comes from the minute algae zooxanthellae which supplies the coral with a steady stream of energy and nutrients. A secondary food source comes from the micro plankton and other filtered foods that the leather coral traps in its tentacles during ocean waves and currents. In the reef aquarium, the addition of bottled trace elements such as iodine and strontium should supplement the water to ensure good health.
Care Level: Easy
Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 2" to 3"; Medium: 3" to 5"; Large: 5" to 7"

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Bright Yellow Ruffled Fiji Leather
Sarcophyton elegans

Description: Sarcophyton elegans is the latin name for this very elegant Sarcophyton leather coral. Very unforgettable with its goose bump like polyps, bright yellow coloration, and soft close to the rock work pedals. As the  Sarcophyton elegans  grows, these pedals develop a unique ruffle appearance.
Tank Recommendations: The water quality must be kept high with a fairly constant temperature between 75 degrees and 80 degrees. In addition, the Sarcophyton elegans coral requires a medium high to high lighting level, and strong water movement.
Culturing: The Sarcophyton elegans is popular among aquarium enthusiasts for its ability to culture in the aquarium. To culture, use a brand new razor blade and carefully slice a portion of the crown and sandwich between two small pieces of live rock (supported by a rubber band around the 3 pieces. Place back in the aquarium in the same general area as the mother colony.
Feeding:Although the leather coral seeks nutrition from more than one place, its main source of energy capitalizes on its nature as a symbiotic creature. The leather coral enjoys a mutually beneficial relationship with the minute algae zooxanthellae which supplies the coral with a steady stream of energy and nutrients. A secondary energy source comes from the micro plankton and other foods that the leather coral traps in its tentacles during ocean waves and currents. The addition of trace elements such as iodine and strontium should supplement the water to ensure good health.
Care Level: Moderate
Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 2" to 3"; Medium: 3" to 5"; Large: 5" to 7"

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Tonga Finger Leather
Sinularia sp.

Description: Direct from the Island of Tonga, these are beautiful, easy to care for and will definitely brighten up your tank. Leather corals comprise a large sector of the soft coral group. Most are quite adaptable to lighting conditions and will tolerate higher nutrient levels within the aquarium. Many are very hardy and therefore recommended for the beginner.Leather corals of the genus Sinularia are generally hardy and make excellent additions to a beginner or advanced reef aquarium. They are fast growers and can quickly turn into a the showpeice of the tank. Leather corals do occasionally appear to have a waxy buildup - this is a normal shedding of their outer skin.  
Tank Recommendations: Leather Corals are generally very hardy and will thrive in a properly maintained reef aquarium. Most need a moderate to strong water flow and tend to do very well under various types of reef tank fluorescent lighting. Metal halides are not needed. They are also easy to propagate in captivity by simply cutting them into coral frags.
Feeding:  Although the leather coral seeks it's nutritional needs from more than one place, its main source of energy comes from the minute algae zooxanthellae which supplies the coral with a steady stream of energy and nutrients. A secondary food source comes from the micro plankton and other filtered foods that the leather coral traps in its tentacles during ocean waves and currents. In the reef aquarium, the addition of bottled trace elements such as iodine and strontium should supplement the water to ensure good health.
Care Level: Moderate
Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 2" to 3"; Medium: 3" to 5"; Large: 5" to 7"

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Yellow Fiji Finger Leather
Yellow Sinularia
Description:Leather corals comprise a large sector of the soft coral group. Most are quite adaptable to lighting conditions and will tolerate higher nutrient levels within the aquarium. Many are very hardy and therefore recommended for the beginner.Leather corals of the genus Sinularia are generally hardy and make excellent additions to a beginner or advanced reef aquarium. They are fast growers and can quickly turn into a the showpeice of the tank. Leather corals do occasionally appear to have a waxy buildup - this is a normal shedding of their outer skin.  
TTank Recommendations: Leather Corals are generally very hardy and will thrive in a properly maintained reef aquarium. Most need a moderate to strong water flow and tend to do very well under various types of reef tank fluorescent lighting. Metal halides are not needed. They are also easy to propagate in captivity by simply cutting them into coral frags.
Feeding:  Although the leather coral seeks it's nutritional needs from more than one place, its main source of energy comes from the minute algae zooxanthellae which supplies the coral with a steady stream of energy and nutrients. A secondary food source comes from the micro plankton and other filtered foods that the leather coral traps in its tentacles during ocean waves and currents. In the reef aquarium, the addition of bottled trace elements such as iodine and strontium should supplement the water to ensure good health.
Care Level: Moderate
Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 2" to 3"; Medium: 3" to 4"; Large: 5" to 6"; XLarge 61/2" to 8"

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 EXTREMELY BEAUTIFUL !!!
Colt Coral
(Cladiella)

Great Beginner Coral ~ Easy to Grow
Description: The very slippery to the touch Colt coral is also called the Cauliflower Colt Coral. On a scale of 1-10, difficulty of care is a 2!!! A most popular soft coral because of it's beauty and hardiness, It is very easy to maintain and that makes it an excellent coral for the beginning through expert reef aquarist.
Tank Recommendations: Very forgiving, it requires medium to high lighting , but does require a medium to strong water movement to do well. When placing a colt coral, provide some space between itself and neighboring corals in the reef aquarium.
Feeding:  Although the Colt coral seeks nutrition from more than one place, its main source of energy capitalizes on its nature as a symbiotic creature. The colt coral enjoys a mutually beneficial relationship with the minute algae zooxanthellae which supplies the coral with a steady stream of energy and nutrients. A secondary energy source comes from the micro plankton and other foods that the leather coral traps in its tentacles during ocean waves and currents. The addition of trace elements such as iodine and strontium should supplement the water to ensure good health.
Care Level: Easy
Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 2" to 3"; Medium: 3" to 5"; Large: 5" to 7" ; XLarge: 7" to 9"

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  Green Kenya Tree

Description: The common name for this beauty is either Kenya Tree or Capnella. It is a soft (leather) coral from the Pacific ocean. A quick grower given proper lighting and good water flow. Capnella will grow back from the tiniest bit of flesh left behind and holds fast to any substrate to which it attaches. Like most “Leather” corals, Capnella will routinely shed a “mucous tunic” to clear itself of algae, debris, etc.This is generally observed by the colony closing for a period of hours to days, followed by a shedding of a thin clear film that may take one to several days to complete. Colonies kept in higher flow areas will “shed” less often.
Tank Recommendations: The Green Kenya Tree is very hardy and will thrive in a properly maintained reef aquarium. It requires a moderate to strong water flow and tends to do very well under various types of reef tank lighting.
Feeding:  Although the leather coral seeks nutrition from more than one place, its main source of energy capitalizes on its nature as a symbiotic creature. The leather coral enjoys a mutually beneficial relationship with the minute algae zooxanthellae which supplies the coral with a steady stream of energy and nutrients. A secondary energy source comes from the micro plankton and other foods that the leather coral traps in its tentacles during ocean waves and currents. The addition of trace elements such as iodine and strontium should supplement the water to ensure good health.
Care Level: Easy
Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 2" to 3"; Medium: 3" to 5"; Large: 5" to 7"  

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Rose Leather
Lobophytum Leather


Description:Rose leathers are found in cocoa, brown, sometimes green and blue.

Tank Recommendations: Leather Corals are generally very hardy and will thrive in a properly maintained reef aquarium. Most need a moderate to strong water flow and tend to do very well under various types of reef tank fluorescent lighting. Metal halides are not needed. They are also easy to propagate in captivity by simply cutting them into coral frags.
Feeding:  Although the leather coral seeks nutrition from more than one place, its main source of energy capitalizes on its nature as a symbiotic creature. The leather coral enjoys a mutually beneficial relationship with the minute algae zooxanthellae which supplies the coral with a steady stream of energy and nutrients. A secondary energy source comes from the micro plankton and other foods that the leather coral traps in its tentacles during ocean waves and currents. The addition of trace elements such as iodine and strontium should supplement the water to ensure good health.
Care Level: Easy
Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 2" to 3"; Medium: 3" to 5"; Large: 5" to 7"  

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Certified Aquacultured
Neon Green Palua Nepthea
nepthea sp

Description:Considered the "god" of nepthea's in the wild, the Palau Neon Green Nephthea will make an incredible addition by bringing exciting color and movement to any reef.
Tank Recommendations: Leather Corals are generally very hardy and will thrive in a properly maintained reef aquarium. Most need a moderate to strong water flow and tend to do very well under various types of reef tank fluorescent lighting. Metal halides are not needed. They are also easy to propagate in captivity by simply cutting them into coral frags.
Feeding:  Although the leather coral seeks it's nutritional needs from more than one place, its main source of energy comes from the minute algae zooxanthellae which supplies the coral with a steady stream of energy and nutrients. A secondary food source comes from the micro plankton and other filtered foods that the leather coral traps in its tentacles during ocean waves and currents. In the reef aquarium, the addition of bottled trace elements such as iodine and strontium should supplement the water to ensure good health.
Care Level: Easy
Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 2" to 3"; Medium: 3" to 4"; Large: 5" to 7"  

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Pitoa Island Neon Green Cabbage Coral
crasum sp


Description:Considered the "god" of nepthea's in the wild, the Palau Neon Green Nephthea will make an incredible addition by bringing exciting color and movement to any reef.
Tank Recommendations: Leather Corals are generally very hardy and will thrive in a properly maintained reef aquarium. Most need a moderate to strong water flow and tend to do very well under various types of reef tank fluorescent lighting. Metal halides are not needed. They are also easy to propagate in captivity by simply cutting them into coral frags.
Feeding:  Although the leather coral seeks it's nutritional needs from more than one place, its main source of energy comes from the minute algae zooxanthellae which supplies the coral with a steady stream of energy and nutrients. A secondary food source comes from the micro plankton and other filtered foods that the leather coral traps in its tentacles during ocean waves and currents. In the reef aquarium, the addition of bottled trace elements such as iodine and strontium should supplement the water to ensure good health.
Care Level: Easy
Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 2" to 3"; Medium: 3" to 4"; Large: 5" to 7"  

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 Cabbage Leather
crasum

Description:A cocoa or brown leather coral that can handle low to high lighting conditions, low to medium water current, and is recommended for the beginner through the advanced hobbyist.
Tank Recommendations: Leather Corals are generally very hardy and will thrive in a properly maintained reef aquarium. Most need a moderate to strong water flow and tend to do very well under various types of reef tank fluorescent lighting. Metal halides are not needed. They are also easy to propagate in captivity by simply cutting them into coral frags.
Feeding:  Although the leather coral seeks it's nutritional needs from more than one place, its main source of energy comes from the minute algae zooxanthellae which supplies the coral with a steady stream of energy and nutrients. A secondary food source comes from the micro plankton and other filtered foods that the leather coral traps in its tentacles during ocean waves and currents. In the reef aquarium, the addition of bottled trace elements such as iodine and strontium should supplement the water to ensure good health.
Care Level: Easy
Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 2" to 3"; Medium: 3" to 5"; Large: 5" to 7"  

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Assorted Toadstool Mushroom Leather Corals
Sarcophyton sp.
Description: The Toadstool Leather is one of the hardiest of corals. It is easy to keep and propagate, making it a great coral for the beginner.The Toadstool Leather Coral , or Sarcophyton glaucum is one of the well-known and readily available soft corals. Like other leather corals in the Sarcophyton genus, it resembles a mushroom or toadstool. Consequently the S. glaucum has many names similar to other leathers such as Toadstool Leather Coral, Mushroom Leather Coral, Cup Leather Coral, Toadstool, Umbrella Coral, and Mushroom Coral.They are found in various shades of yellow,green,and tan. Polyp coloration seen in various shades of white, gold, or green.
Tank Recommendations: Leather Corals are generally very hardy and will thrive in a properly maintained reef aquarium. Most need a moderate to strong water flow and tend to do very well under various types of reef tank fluorescent lighting. Metal halides are not needed. They are also easy to propagate in captivity by simply cutting them into coral frags.

Feeding:  Although the leather coral seeks it's nutritional needs from more than one place, its main source of energy comes from the minute algae zooxanthellae which supplies the coral with a steady stream of energy and nutrients. A secondary food source comes from the micro plankton and other filtered foods that the leather coral traps in its tentacles during ocean waves and currents. In the reef aquarium, the addition of bottled trace elements such as iodine and strontium should supplement the water to ensure good health.
Care Level: Easy
Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 2" to 3"; Medium: 3" to 5"; Large: 5" to 7"  

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Yellow Toadstool Leather
Sarcophyton sp.

Description: The Toadstool Leather is one of the hardiest of corals. It is easy to keep and propagate, making it a great coral for the beginner.The Toadstool Leather Coral , or Sarcophyton glaucum is one of the well-known and readily available soft corals. Like other leather corals in the Sarcophyton genus, it resembles a mushroom or toadstool. Consequently the S. glaucum has many names similar to other leathers such as Toadstool Leather Coral, Mushroom Leather Coral, Cup Leather Coral, Toadstool, Umbrella Coral, and Mushroom Coral.They are found in various shades of yellow,green,and tan. Polyp coloration seen in various shades of white, gold, or green.
Tank Recommendations: Leather Corals are generally very hardy and will thrive in a properly maintained reef aquarium. Most need a moderate to strong water flow and tend to do very well under various types of reef tank fluorescent lighting. Metal halides are not needed. They are also easy to propagate in captivity by simply cutting them into coral frags.
Feeding:  Although the leather coral seeks it's nutritional needs from more than one place, its main source of energy comes from the minute algae zooxanthellae which supplies the coral with a steady stream of energy and nutrients. A secondary food source comes from the micro plankton and other filtered foods that the leather coral traps in its tentacles during ocean waves and currents. In the reef aquarium, the addition of bottled trace elements such as iodine and strontium should supplement the water to ensure good health.
Care Level: Easy
Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 2" to 3"; Medium: 3" to 5"; Large: 5" to 7"  

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 Green Toadstool Leather
Sarcophyton sp.

Description: The Toadstool Leather is one of the hardiest of corals. It is easy to keep and propagate, making it a great coral for the beginner.The Toadstool Leather Coral , or Sarcophyton glaucum is one of the well-known and readily available soft corals. Like other leather corals in the Sarcophyton genus, it resembles a mushroom or toadstool. Consequently the S. glaucum has many names similar to other leathers such as Toadstool Leather Coral, Mushroom Leather Coral, Cup Leather Coral, Toadstool, Umbrella Coral, and Mushroom Coral.They are found in various shades of yellow,green,and tan. Polyp coloration seen in various shades of white, gold, or green.
Tank Recommendations: Leather Corals are generally very hardy and will thrive in a properly maintained reef aquarium. Most need a moderate to strong water flow and tend to do very well under various types of reef tank fluorescent lighting. Metal halides are not needed. They are also easy to propagate in captivity by simply cutting them into coral frags.
Feeding:  Although the leather coral seeks it's nutritional needs from more than one place, its main source of energy comes from the minute algae zooxanthellae which supplies the coral with a steady stream of energy and nutrients. A secondary food source comes from the micro plankton and other filtered foods that the leather coral traps in its tentacles during ocean waves and currents. In the reef aquarium, the addition of bottled trace elements such as iodine and strontium should supplement the water to ensure good health.
Care Level: Easy
Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 2" to 3"; Medium: 3" to 5"; Large: 5" to 7"  

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 Assorted Combo Leather Corals
Sarcophyton sp.
Description:Each of our Maricultured Leather Coral Combo rocks will come with two different species of leather corals attached to the same rock. Leather Corals are found in various shades of yellow,green,and tan. Polyp coloration seen in various shades of white, gold, or green.These are one of the best coral values available since you get multiple leather corals (different varieties) for one price.
Tank Recommendations: Leather Corals are generally very hardy and will thrive in a properly maintained reef aquarium. Most need a moderate to strong water flow and tend to do very well under various types of reef tank fluorescent lighting. Metal halides are not needed. They are also easy to propagate in captivity by simply cutting them into coral frags.

Feeding:  Although the leather coral seeks it's nutritional needs from more than one place, its main source of energy comes from the minute algae zooxanthellae which supplies the coral with a steady stream of energy and nutrients. A secondary food source comes from the micro plankton and other filtered foods that the leather coral traps in its tentacles during ocean waves and currents. In the reef aquarium, the addition of bottled trace elements such as iodine and strontium should supplement the water to ensure good health.
Care Level: Easy
Approximate Purchase Size: 5" to 7"  

Double Leathers $74.99 Triple Leathers $99.99
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Sarcophyton Umbrella Leather Coral 3 - 4"
Sarcophyton sp.
Description:The Sarcophyton Umbrella Leather Coral can tolerate a wide variety of lighting levels. These corals are very adaptive to aquarium life. They tolerate most water currents, but do not prefer strong water movement. Sarcophytons shed a surface layer of dead waxy tissue, a method of removing waste and accumulated algae. Stronger currents in an aquarium help remove these materials, reducing the frequency of shedding.The Sarcophyton Mushroom Leather Coral is also referred to as the Sarcophyton Coral, Mushroom, Leather, or Trough Coral.
Tank Recommendations: Leather Corals are generally very hardy and will thrive in a properly maintained reef aquarium. Most need a moderate water flow and tend to do very well under various types of reef tank fluorescent lighting. Bright lighting such as metal halides are not needed. They are also easy to propagate in captivity by simply cutting them into coral frags.

Feeding:  Although the leather coral seeks it's nutritional needs from more than one place, its main source of energy comes from the minute algae called zooxanthellae which occurs naturally in the water. This supplies the coral with a steady stream of energy and nutrients. A secondary food source comes from the micro plankton and other filtered foods that the leather coral traps in its tentacles during ocean waves and currents. In the reef aquarium, the addition of bottled food such as AlgaGen's PhycoPure™ Reef Blend is recommended to ensure good health.

Propagation Information: Propagation by the experienced hobbyist is often accomplished by cutting off a portion of the Coral's crown and attaching that piece to live rock or placing it in a container with small stones and sand.

Care Level: Easy
Approximate Expanded Size: 3" to 4"

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 Speckled Finger Leather

Description:Unusual leather not often seen. They thrive in the aquarium and can be kept under a broad range of water and lighting conditions. Can be easily propagated by cutting and grafting.
Tank Recommendations: Leather Corals are generally very hardy and will thrive in a properly maintained reef aquarium. Most need a moderate to strong water flow and tend to do very well under various types of reef tank fluorescent lighting. Metal halides are not needed. They are also easy to propagate in captivity by simply cutting them into coral frags.
Feeding:  Although the leather coral seeks it's nutritional needs from more than one place, its main source of energy comes from the minute algae zooxanthellae which supplies the coral with a steady stream of energy and nutrients. A secondary food source comes from the micro plankton and other filtered foods that the leather coral traps in its tentacles during ocean waves and currents. In the reef aquarium, the addition of bottled trace elements such as iodine and strontium should supplement the water to ensure good health.
Care Level: Easy
Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 2" to 3"; Medium: 3" to 5"; Large: 5" to 7"  

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Red Carnation Coral
Dendronephthya sp.

Carnation Leathers do better in areas of the tank with less lighting.
Recommended also for tanks with Flourescent lighting.
DescriptionCarnation Corals are quite possibly some of the most beautiful corals in all the world. They can exist in spectacular arrays of color and, when expanded, present an array of 3 dimensional polyp formations. It is no wonder that they appear with such frequency in stores across the country. However, this is very misleading. All members of Carnation corals are extraordinarily difficult to keep in captivity.

Diet and Feeding They are exclusively ahermatypic, meaning all species lack zooxanthellae required for photosynthesis. Another words light has no affect on its well being. Without the symbiotic algae, these corals require a continual wash of phytoplankton across their polyps in order to survive. Indeed, captive conditions may be possible using a regular feeding of phytoplankton, however, the amount of food required would still be difficult to cope with in a closed system. In the reef aquarium, the addition of bottled trace elements such as iodine and strontium should supplement the water to ensure good health.
Note: The Carnation coral can expand and contract tremendously. Size will vary from smaller when you receive them, to larger once they have adjusted to your aquarium for a period of weeks.
Care Level: Difficult
Approximate Inflated Size: Small: 2" to 3"; Med 3" to 5"; Lrg: 5" to 6"

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Red/Orange Tree Soft Coral
Umbellulifera sp

Orange Tree Soft Coral does best in areas of the tank
with somewhat shaded lighting.
Description:The Red/Orange Tree Coral resembles harder to keep Dendronephthya genus, fortunately for the hobbyist, it is much easier to keep. The coral's color are shades of a deep orange.
Placement: The Red/Orange Tree Coral grows at ocean depths, under ledges and such, therefore it requires lower lighting levels in the aquarium or in bright aquariums, locate or create a shaded area to place it in. The Red/Orange Tree Coral will not polypp well if a direct water current is hitting it, therefore have the water current be indirect, such as in a manner to bounce off a nearby structure.
Diet and Feeding They are exclusively ahermatypic, meaning they lack the zooxanthellae required for photosynthesis. It does not gain any nutrition from light, therefore, its diet is totally from micro plankton and other filtered foods that the Tree Soft traps in its tentacles during waves and currents. In the reef aquarium, the addition of bottled trace elements such as iodine and strontium should supplement the water to ensure good health.
Note: The Tree soft coral can expand and contract tremendously. Size will vary from smaller when you receive them, to larger once they have adjusted to your aquarium for a period of weeks.
Care Level:Moderate
Approximate Inflated Size: Small: 2" to 3"; Med 3" to 4"; Lrg: 4" to 5"; XLrg: 6" to 8"

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 Red Chili/Cactus Coral
(Alcyonium)

White polyps on strawberry red soft coral make for a real beauty!
Description:One of the only corals available to the aquarium trade in a bright red color. Beautiful and manageable in size, Chili Coral is a great addition for the reef aquarium hobbyists from beginner to advanced level. Also Known as the Strawberry Coral, they are a real beauty and simple to keep.
Tank Recomendations: Chili corals do well in low light areas of your tank. Do not place directly under bright lights, place in lower areas of the tank or in caves, out of the direct path of light, preferably in shaded areas. Generally easy to care for, it fares best under medium to high water current, does best with alternating/pulsating/changing water movement.
Diet and Feeding They are exclusively ahermatypic, meaning they lack the zooxanthellae required for photosynthesis. It does not gain any nutrition from light, therefore, its diet is totally from micro plankton and other filtered foods. In the reef aquarium, the addition of bottled trace elements such as iodine and strontium should supplement the water to ensure good health.
Care Level: Easy
Approximate Inflated Size: Small 2" to 3", Medium 3" to 4", Large 4" to 5", XLarge 5" to 7"

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Blue Palm Coral
(Nephtheis fascicularis)

Description:A striking Tunicate that can add some terrific color to your established reef tank. This is a filter feeder and requires no specific lighting to live. Also called the Lollipop Tunicate, or Lollipop coral, the Nephtheis fascicularis have thick, fingerlike stalks which support the asparagus-like heads which are actually clusters of what are called zooids. Their sole purpose is to continually filter the water for food, therefore they need good water flow and daily planktonic feedings to thrive. Occasionally these cluster heads drop when stressed such as in shipping or moving to a new location, however they will grow back indicated by a mucas-like substance enveloping the branch.
Placement: The Blue Palm is non-photosynthetic and has no lighting requirements, but should be placed in an area of strong water current to filter feed. We have found this coral does best in tanks that have been established for a year or longer and have some sediment on the bottom of the tank.
Diet and Feeding They gain zero nutrition from light, therefore their diet is totally from micro plankton and other filtered foods found in the sediment of the aquarium and filter foods placed in the aquarium. An excellent feed for tanks that have some sediment on the bottom of the tank is to stir up weekly the sediment to place it in the water for your Blue Palm and your other filter feeders.
Care Level: Moderate
Approximate Inflated Size: Small: 1" to 2"; Medium: 2" to 3"; Large: 3-1/2" to 41/2"

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