Toadstool Mushroom Leather Coral, Brown (Sarcophyton sp.)

Toadstool Mushroom Leather Coral



The Toadstool Mushroom Leather Coral is referred to as Sarcophyton Coral, Mushroom, Leather, or Trough Corals. They are found in various shades of brown, tan or green, with white or gold polyps. The Toadstool Mushroom Leather Corals are relatively peaceful, but adequate space should be provided between them and other corals in the reef aquarium. Some can produce toxins which are harmful to other reef inhabitants.

The symbiotic algae zooxanthellae hosted within its body provides the majority of its nutritional needs from the light driven process of photosynthesis. It will also benefit from additional food such as micro-plankton, baby brine shrimp, or foods designed for filter feeding invertebrates.

Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Peaceful
Lighting: Moderate to High
Waterflow: Medium
Placement: All
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
Color Form: Tan
Supplements: Strontium, Iodine, Trace Elements
Origin: Fiji, Indonesia, Maricultured – Indonesia, Singapore
Family: Alcyoniidae


Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 2″ to 3″; Medium: 3″ to 5″; Large: 5″ to 7 Maricultured: 1 1/2″ – 3″


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