Unlike most other corals which are colonies of small polyps, most leather corals are a single giant polyp.
Typically they stick to a rock singly or in colony Exposed to moderate or high light with some flow , fine polyps of green or yellow
or white will cover all the surface , The polyps catches fine particles and light to provide growth and living
Sacrophyton glaucum ( Leather)
Lobophyton glaucum ( Finger Leather)
Christmas Tree coral
Placement ,Light , Wave and Food requirement
Place coral on any level of aquarium .
LED full spectrum light of medium intensity is sufficient ,
High light will encourage leather to expand polyps
Wave action should be low to moderate and non direct. .
Full Spectrum Led light of medium intensity 8-12 hrs is able to keep alive and growth
Feeding once or twice a week will promote faster growth and propagation.
Feeding : Phytoplankton,Zooplankton, Copepod, Cyclops coral food and Rotifer
Water parameters need to be maintained well for Long Term Success :
DKH : 8-12 ; Magnesium : 1200-1400 , Calcium : 400-450 ppm and Trace elements .
You can use REEFMAX Additive ABCDEF to meet all above.
And Reefmax Amophos , Carbon , Super Bacteria and Chaeto to take care below:
Nitrate 0-50 ppm ; Ammonia : Non detectable ; PO4 < 0.1 ppm
Maintaining good water purity and mineral levels will enhance growth and expansion.
Salinity : 1.023 – 25 and Temperature : 25 – 29 degC .
Scientific Name: Scarophyton, Lobo, Sinularia
Common Name: Leather
Type of Coral: Soft Coral
Lighting: Moderate LED Full Spectrum
Placement : Lower bottom of Aquarium .
Flow: Moderate continous , non direct.
Care Level: Very easy, Beginner Coral
Feeding : Zooplanton , Phytoplankton
Premium Coral food and Rotifer
Approximate Size : M close palm size rock
L : half open Palm size rock