Notes: One of a very few white corals, this Spaghetti Leather will sway back and forth beautifully in the currents. This coral makes a great showpiece for an established reef aquarium with metal halide lighting. As with most leather corals they may go through periods when their polyps do not extend. They may shrink and shed some of their outer skin. Do not be alarmed if this should occur it is a natural process that they go through. These leathers may remain closed for several weeks at a time, but will reopen bigger and more beautiful than ever. Additions of iodine will help to expedite their growth.
Make sure that moderate currents will be able to supply them with necessary nutrients and trace elements. Leave several inches around Leather Coral, they will need more room as they grow.
Although symbiotic algae called zooxanthellae hosted within them supply most of their nutritional requirements through photosynthesis they do require supplemental feedings. Supplementing their diet with the addition of iodine, trace elements, marine snow, phytoplankton, and food for filter feeders will help to insure their continued good health.
Please Note: Although Vivid Aquariums guarantees that all aquatic life will arrive alive and healthy we cannot guarantee Spaghetti Leather Corals after arrival due to the high level of care this species requires. We recommend that only experienced hobbyists or public aquariums purchase this species.