About the Green Finger Leather Coral
Care Level: Easy
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Filter Feeder
Minimum Tank Size: 10 Gallons
Item Size: 3-4 inch established frag
.The Sinularia Finger Leather Coral or Soft Finger Coral, can identified by its blunt fingers and multiple long branches. This fast growing farmed soft coral is easy to maintain in the home aquarium. The addition of essential trace elements such as iodine and strontium are recommended for optimal coral health.
Soft Corals which are also known as Alcyonacea, is an order of corals which do not produce calcium carbonate skeletons, but instead have spiny skeletal elements called sclerites which give these corals some degree of support while giving their exterior a grainy or spike like texture that deters potential predators. They can also be found in a variety of unique shapes and beautiful colors.
Many Soft Corals will thrive in nutrient-rich waters and do not require intense amounts of light, making them extremely hardy. Almost all Soft Corals use symbiotic photosynthesizing zooxanthella as a major energy source, but will also readily eat any free floating food, such as zooplankton from the water column.