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Care Level for Toadstool Leather Coral (Sarcophyton spp.)
Ease of Care: Easy. Toadstool leather corals are very hardy and adaptable, making them an excellent choice for beginners.
Lighting: Moderate. They can thrive under a range of lighting conditions, but moderate lighting is typically preferred.
Water Flow: Moderate. A moderate and indirect water flow is ideal to help the coral’s tissue rid itself of mucus and detritus.
Water Parameters: Toadstool corals are not overly demanding, but they do best in stable conditions with salinity around 1.025 specific gravity, pH between 8.1 and 8.4, and temperatures from 76°F to 80°F.
Dietary Needs: These corals have a symbiotic relationship with zooxanthellae algae that provide most of their nutritional needs via photosynthesis. They also absorb nutrients from the water column.
Recommended Foods: Though not necessary, they can benefit from occasional feedings of planktonic and dissolved organic foods.
Feeding Frequency: Direct feeding is generally not required, but if you choose to feed, doing so bi-weekly or monthly is sufficient.