Likely Reef Tank Suitable
Likely Fish-Only Tank Suitable
Range: Indo-West Pacific Ocean: Widespread.
Natural Environment: Inhabit shallow reef tops, lagoons, and reef slopes and usually seen in depths between 6 - 15 feet (2 - 5 m).
General Husbandry: Probably the best looking of all leather corals. It is sometimes referred to as the Ruffled Leather because of its frilly/ruffled edges.
Requires strong light good water circulation.
Not something for the 10 gallon aquarium!
Does not usually require hand feeding, as its nutrient requirements are met with nutrient absorption from surrounding waters and photosynthesis.
Needs sufficient space between its neighbors.
FYI: Easily propagated from cuttings.
Mariculture specimens available in the trade.
Can attain 48 inches (120 cm) in height and 36 inches (90 cm) in width.
Experience Level: Beginner
Diet: Photosynthetic/Absorption of nutrients
Aquarium Environment: Reef or fish-only aquarium
Coral Safe:With caution
Fish Safe: Yes
Invertebrate Safe: Yes
Acclimation Time: 30 minutes+
Aquarium Hardiness: Hardy
Calcium (Ca): 380 - 430 mg/l
Alkalinity: 2.5 - 3.0 meq/l
Phosphate (PO4): <0.05 mg/l
Magnesium (Mg): approx. 1350 mg/l (relate to specific gravity)
Strontium (Sr) 8 - 10 mg/l
Temperature Range: 68 - 83°F (20 - 28°C)
Minimum Tank Size: 100 gallons
Lighting: PAR 400 - 450+
Water Movement: WM 2 - 3
Specific Gravity: 1.023 - 1.025
pH: 8.0 - 8.4
Iodine/Trace Elements Monitor/as necessary to maintain quality seawater.