Sinularia brassica (Cabbage Leather Coral)

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Sinularia brassica (Cabbage Leather Coral)

Post  thierry on Mon May 17, 2010 5:53 pm

Source: liveaquaria.com

QUICK STATS
  • Care Level: Easy
  • Temperament: Semi-aggressive
  • Lighting: Moderate to High
  • Waterflow: Medium to Strong
  • Placement: Top
  • Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
  • Color Form: Tan
  • Origin: Fiji, Indo-Pacific, Maldives
  • Family: Alcyoniidae
  • Insert Date: 14 November 2009


The Cabbage Leather Coral is also referred to as Flat Leather Coral, Flower Leather Coral, or Carpet Coral. It is found in a variety of colors, usually tan to brown with lighter striations. Its flat, lobed appearance resembles a cabbage leaf.
It is semi-aggressive and needs space between itself and other corals in the reef aquarium. Some species are toxic to stony corals. It is very easy to maintain in the reef aquarium and makes an excellent coral for the beginning to expert reef aquarist. It requires medium to high lighting combined with moderate to strong water movement. Fluorescent lighting should be combined with actinic lighting. For continued good health, it requires the addition of strontium, iodine, and other trace elements to the water.

It is an encrusting coral that will reproduce easily on its own in the reef aquarium by budding (splitting off a portion of its base).

Cabbage Leather Corals contain the symbiotic algae zooxanthellae and receive the majority of their nutritional needs from the light driven process of photosynthesis. It will also be beneficial to supplement the diet with additional food such as micro-plankton, baby brine shrimp, or foods designed for filter feeding invertebrates.

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Whoops

Post  thierry on Mon May 17, 2010 5:54 pm

Had this for a long time already, it was located underneath the toadstool. Never knew what it was :p

So here a history of the coral:















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The days after, Part 1

Post  thierry on Tue May 18, 2010 10:42 am

The Cabbage leather is doing fine under very hard circumstances. He doesn’t seem to be bothered with the toadstool doing what he does (dying?) and also the bad values don’t seem to bother him much at this point. But we are doing everything to at least preserve him.
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The days after, Part 2

Post  thierry on Wed May 19, 2010 10:36 am

The Cabbage Leather is now looking sad to…it is starting to hang a bit. Hope he will keep holding on, at least till I’m sure that either the Toadstool will recover or not.
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All gone :(

Post  thierry on Fri May 28, 2010 12:22 pm

The Cabbage coral is really gone now Sad
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