The Colt Coral Cladiella sp. 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. The Cladiella sp. Most specimens are generally cream to gray-white in color, and can have contrasting greenish brown to brown polyps.
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Reef Sanctuary. Its been about 2 weeks. Some times more some times less. But this is avg. Its usually HUGE!. Reef Chronicle: Yup. If parameters are fine? What is the lighting and flow its in? They like moderate to high light and flow DaveK Well-Known Member.
By halo, December 4, in Coral Forum. I notice my pussey coral wasnt standing up tonight. On closer inspection its root looks like its been chomped away - and there were loads of little white bugs jumping about on it. Now it could of been a gradual erosion last few days and I havent noticed it did used to close up randomly for no reason or something big is at it. Is there anything else thats partial to it - what time of night is good to stake the tank out if there is something I should worry about and I can leave the moonlights on to spot it. I did wonder about the name its what the chap at the LFS called it.
Generally speaking, leather corals are a soft skinned coral with visible polyps all over their skin. A leather coral can look one way in a aquarium and then over time look very different when placed in another tank based only on the water parameters, lighting and flow. Colt Corals can look similar to a finger coral, but the shape of the polyps and the tips of the fingers make it look more like cauliflower. They will more commonly range in color from a brownish red to a light pink with the polyps a little brighter color than the base. The below link highlights typical water conditions this leather coral will require. I have had the best luck when they were kept in water with 1 to 2 ppm of nitrate when lighting and flow requirements were met and all other water parameters in line as described in the below link. As they do not have a calcified skeleton structure making them a little more tolerant of some water parameters like calcium. However, they will not be very tolerance to swings in pH, Temp, or salinity which is no different than any other coral or fish. They are a very hardly coral making them a good choice for people new to the hobby.