Leather Corals

Fast Growing Corals To Quickly Fill Your Saltwater Aquarium

Fill Your Tank Quickly Does your tank look like a barren rock garden, peppered with bite-sized frags? Patience is the key to keeping a successful reef aquarium but waiting around for tiny frags to grow isn’t very rewarding especially for…

Learn How To Frag Leather Corals With Gallery Aquatica TV

Fragging Leather Corals Our friend Ania from Gallery Aquatica is back at it with another episode of the Frag Files. The Frag Files is a video series on the Gallery Aquatica YouTube channel where Ania shares her expert coral propagation…

Unusual ‘Raggedy Toadstool’ Leather from Southern Great Barrier Reef

Toadstool leather corals are a distinctive group of aquarium corals which have a lot of diversity at the generic level, but the species are more challenging to distinguish. Even in the wild a Sarcophyton toadstool may be hard to tell…

Anastromvos, a New Genus of Leather Coral from Northwest Australia

Stony corals get the lion’s share of attention when corals are discussed in general, but you know we’ve got lots of love for the Octocorals and we’re pleased to learn of a brand new genus in this group. Anastromvos is the new generic…

How To Fill Out Your Reef Tank When You’re Just Getting Started

Filling Out Your New Reef Tank One of the biggest challenges for new aquarium hobbyists is patience. It’s not uncommon to have a rock garden in your living room for two months before your aquarium is cycled and ready for its…

Get Inspired By This Forest Of Soft Corals in Raja Ampat

Besides Zoanthids and the new wave of shrooms, the aquarium hobby is ruled by our love for stony corals. But soft corals are an important part of the reef environment, sometimes becoming so dominant that they form veritable forests of softly swaying…

The Tyson Reef tank looks incredible after 15 years

The Tyson Reef tank is an old school 110 gallon reef tank that is going on 15 years old. Upscale marine aquarium service company Premier Fish & Reef took over the maintenance of this aquarium about three years ago and…

Biota Aquariums want to turn novice aquarists into long-term hobbyists

Biota Aquariums is a new company that is hoping to break the high attrition rate of novice and new aquarists in the marine aquarium hobby by eliminating common points of potential failure — loss of livestock. Although the technology and scientific…

Get to know the leather corals: Sarcophyton, Lobophytum and Sinularia

Leather corals are a group of soft coral which includes the genus Sarcophyton, Lobophytum and Sinularia. Leather corals are easy to care for and a great addition to any tank, and within these groups, there are several species of leather corals…

Sarcophyton Leather Corals: Attractive, Toxic, and Tough as Nails

When it comes to hardiness, ease of care, and general adaptability, few corals can compare to those of the genus Sarcophyton—the so-called toadstool, or mushroom, leather corals. Despite their lack of chromatic brilliance, they’re also pretty neat looking to boot.…