Green Finger Leather Coral - Sinularia sp.
Sinularia corals are usually good for beginners in that they are hardy and easy to keep. They grow best under medium to high light conditions with adequate water movement. Sinularia corals rely mainly on photosynthesis as a food source, but can benefit from additional zooplankton supplements. These corals can grow fairly large and should not be kept in a crowded aquarium. They can be propagated easily for regular maintaining "trimming" as well as to make new colonies.
Sinularia corals are some of the more aggressive soft corals. They can grow quickly and may overcome some less aggressive colonies, and they can release chemicals into the water as a means of "chemical warfare" among corals in their competition for space. Sinularia corals are also especially productive with the mucus coating they secrete. They should only be kept in systems with moderate to high water flow, efficient skimming, and high water turnover to help the coral shed its mucus coatings and to remove it from the tank before it can irritate any other corals.
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|Common Name||Green Finger Leather Coral|
|Scientific Name||Sinularia sp.|