Colt coral – Cladiella Coral
Common species: C. australis, C. humesi, C. hunisi, C. sphaerophora and over 40 others
Common Names: Colt Coral (can be mistaken for finger leather)
Lighting: Medium to High
Current: Moderate to High
Hardiness: Really easy!
Color: Brown, Tan, gray-white. Have brown or greenish brown polyps.
Feeding: Find the majority of its nutritional needs from the light. It will also benefit from micro-plankton, baby brine shrimp and foods designed for filter feeding invertebrates.
Water parameters: 72-78ºF, sg 1.023-1.025, pH 8.1-8.4
Origin: Indo-Pacific, Red Sea, Indian Ocean, Western Pacific to Polynesia
Propagation: Cut off a piece of its tentacle and attach the cutting to a solid structure such as live rock. Propagation is not easy.
Similar to Alcyonium, but they have shorter-lobed projections. Often encrusting with a very short stalk, colonies look heavy and lumpy, especially when in retracted state at night.
Popularity: 1% [?]