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Title Coral Profile: Sinularia Leather Coral
Author

Tanner Crawford

Last Updated

2019-12-04

Abstract

A Finger shaped coral will add some texture to your reef! It's os easy to keep.


Common Name: Sinularia Leather Coral

Scientific Name: Sinularia sp.

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A leather coral for any experience level.

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It has a gentle to rapid wave based on the flow it is in and the way that its flexible tissue moves.

Region found: Indo-Pacific

Care Requirements:

Flow- high

Lighting- medium

Food/Nutrients- Mainly photo feeder, but can benefit from the addition of CALA-fin Calanus Powder and baby brine shrimp.

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Unique characteristics-

It can from in a variety or colors. The most common in the aquarium trade are brown and green. The production in aquaculture and sustainable harvesting keep wild populations from reducing.

Sinularia will make a waxy film that it sheds periodically that allow the reduction of algae growth to form on its polyps. It can remain in this state for days or weeks.

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This coral can reduce its size to keep from being injured in moves or when being picked on by other fsh or corals in the tank.

Prefered conditions-

pH- 8.2- 8.4

Temperature- 72-78 F

Salinity 1.024-1.026

dKH 8-128

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Recommended Items:

These are a few items that can help you succeed with this and many more corals that are available in store. Talk to a sales staff member about your tank and the specific needs of your reef. 

 

AL581 Magnesium

AL582 Calcium

AL583 Alkalinity 

AL813 Amino Glow

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