The Sinuolaria Finger Leather Coral is also referred to as Sinularia
Coral, Finger Leather, or Trough Corals. They are found in various shades of brown and green, with white or gold polyps. It is difficult to identify many species because they all have the similar appearance of long tentacle-like appendages, each with a distinct stalk and capitulum (cap). As they grow, their finger-like appendages get larger.
The Sinularia Finger 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 more plain Sinularia Leather Corals are easy to maintain in the reef aquarium and make an excellent coral for the beginning through expert reef aquarist. Sinuaria Corals require medium to high lighting combined with medium to strong water movement. For continued good health, they will also require the addition of iodine, strontium, and other trace elements to the water.
Culturing by the experienced hobbyist is often accomplished by cutting off a portion of the Coral's branches and attaching that piece to live rock or placing it in the sandy bottom of the reef aquarium.
The symbiotic algae zooxanthellae hosted within its body provide the majority of its nutritional needs from the light driven process of photosynthesis. It will also benefit from additional food such as
baby brine shrimp, or foods designed for
filter feeding invertebrates.
It is normally shipped attached to a small piece of live rock or rubble.
The Maricultured Coral is mounted to a natural “rock like” plug that can be placed easily and securely in or between rockwork in the reef aquarium.
Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 1" to 2-1/4"; Medium: 2" to 4-1/4"; Large: 4" to 7"