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Finger leather corals
Origin: Pacific and Indian Ocean
Kind: Soft coral
Form: arborescent. Its colour varies from brown to white when the polyps retract.
200 L / 44 imp gal / 53 US gal
T°: 25 à 27°C or 77 to 81°F
pH: 7.5 to 8.3
Density: 1025 to 1026
60cm / 24"
How to feed the Colt corals?
This coral is home to microorganisms called zooxanthellae which it feeds on. To facilitate the development of these micro-organisms, a minimum amount of light is required.
Tip: a regular supply of plankton will be beneficial even if it is not essential.
Who can live with the Colt corals?
Like many soft corals, this species will find its place anywhere in the tank.
How to breed the Colt corals?
Very easy, you just have to separate one part of the colony to install it elsewhere. To do this, separate a branch with a razor blade (clean, straight cut) and hold it on a clean rock with nylon string.
Which aquarium for the Colt corals?
However, the Cladiella will appreciate good mixing and moderate to intense lighting (lower half of the aquarium with the use of HQI lamps).
Leave some space around it as it can spread quite rapidly if conditions are favourable. Therefore, a 200 L / 44 imp gal / 53 US gal aquarium offers enough space for its development, although an 80 L / 18 imp gal / 21 US gal aquarium may also be suitable.
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The Cladiella genus has several dozen species that are difficult to differentiate.
This coral seems slippery between the fingers, like soap.
Very fun to observe, this coral retracts at the slightest touch.
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