Very Active

Hi: All the Berghia arrived safe and sound - very active. The berghia appear to have crawled into the rockwork. I enjoyed talking to you the other day. I took your advice and have held off on the butterfly until I see if the Berghia do their thing....


Aquacultured Long Polyp Toadstool Leather Coral

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Aquacultured Long Polyp Toadstool Leather Coral


Our aquacultured tan toadstool leather coral has very long, large polyps. The toadstool is approx. 1 inches or more when the polyps are open. It is growing on a frag plug. Adapts to most light and has a fast growth rate for a leather coral.

Some of the common names Sarcophyton coral is Mushroom, Leather, or Trough Corals. Toadstool corals are commonly found on reef flats and in lagoons and are in various shades colors with the most colorful being from Tonga and Fiji.

Culturing of the Leather colony is often accomplished by taking a slice of the coral by dividing it across the lenght and across the top like a pie and attaching that piece to live rock.

The symbiotic algae zooxanthellae hosted within the body of both corals provides a majority of their nutritional needs and do not need ot be fed.

Quick Care Info

Care Level: Easy

Temperament: - Passive

Lighting: Moderate

Waterflow: Moderate

Scientific name: Sarcophyton sp

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