The Finger Leather Coral

August 18, 2011 by  
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Finger Leather Coral - Alcyonium sp.Finger Leather Coral
Alcyonium sp.

"What has fingers, feels like leather, looks like a chili pepper, is called a colt… and lives in all the worlds oceans?

Being a fast grower and easy to care for, the Finger Leather Coral is a great soft coral

for aquarists!

The Finger Leather Coral Alcyonium sp. is a great soft coral for beginners. They can survive in a variety of conditions – including different water temperatures, and different lighting conditions. In the wild the Alcyonium genus is found in all types of water including temperate, warm, and subtropical waters. They are found in basically all world waters and are easy to take care of… Read More

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Devil’s Hand Coral

July 9, 2011 by  
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Devil's Hand Coral - Lobophytum Sp.Devil’s Hand Coral
Lobophytum Sp.

"Oh my gosh, even in the ocean the devil has a hand!

The Devil’s Finger Coral allows an aquarium to have a beautiful and colorful display!

In general, the Devil’s Finger Coral Lobophytum sp. is a relatively easy to care for and to reproduce. They have a large variance in the shapes and colors that are produced and this genus can make a great challenge for advanced aquarists to breed for the variations.

This coral can be brittle when held, so you will want to be careful when handling it. Their outside is fleshy feeling with many projections. Their colonies that form are low and encrusting and can be either erect or bowl-shaped. In the wild they can grow to over 1 meter or 3 feet in diameter… Read More

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Finger Leather Coral

April 5, 2011 by  
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Finger Leather Coral - Alcyonium sp.Finger Leather Coral
Alcyonium sp.

"What has fingers, feels like leather, looks like a chili pepper, is called a colt… and lives in all the worlds oceans?
ME!"
10/2/2010

Very fast growing and easy to take care of, the familiar Finger Leather Coral is a

very popular soft coral!

The Alcyonium sp. (Finger Leather Coral) typically is found in temperate, warm, and subtropical waters around the world. They are extremely easy to take care of, which makes them a favorite and popular coral for beginners. In a reef aquarium they adapt to cool water, warm water, bright lights, low lights, just about any environment they are introduced to… Read More

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Colt Coral

March 12, 2011 by  
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Colt Coral - Cladiella Sp.Colt Coral
Cladiella Sp.

"Big lumpy fingers full of fluff is the best way to describe me… I just don’t know where "colt" came from!"

1/10/2011

The Colt Coral has heavy lumpy looking “fingers” covered with fluffy polyps,

and they grow in all directions!

The Colt Coral Cladiella sp. is a popular and easy care leather coral that is readily available for the reef aquarium. It has projections resembling fingers that are round to cone-shaped, and stubby. These thick finger-like projections branch upward from a very short, pale white stalk. They will fork and grow more projections, which grow out in all directions. They have polyps that are fully retractable, yet when extended are well tufted, giving it a very fluffy appearance. All total these characteristics give a “thicker” look to their colonies… Read More

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