Leather Corals

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…

Toadstool Vs. Astro Leather Coral Fight!

The recently described Anastromvos ‘Astro Leather’ coral is a very curious genus that is just beginning to receive a modest degree of appreciation. We were very fortunate to receive some live colonies from Oceans Reefs Marine Aquariums in West Australia barely…

Soft Coral Safari in the Solomon Islands

It’s not a stretch to say that stony corals represent at least 75% of the corals we keep in our tanks, both in diversity and numbers. If you don’t count zoanthids, shrooms and anemones, then there’s just a tiny sliver…

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…

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…

Green Devil’s Hand Lobophytum is the coolest leather coral we’ve seen in a long time

It’s not too often we get excited about a new soft coral strain but this neon green devil’s hand leather coral, a Lobophytum species, is most certainly an exception to that rule. With bright green polyps and an even brighter…

Harlequin shrimp, Hymenocera picta, dragging off a seastar in Full HD

The Harlequin Shrimp, Hymenocera picta, is one of the most beautiful and enigmatic shrimp available to marine aquarists. The beautiful Harlequin, like it’s closest relative the Bongo Shrimp (Phyllognathia ceratophthalma), only eats starfish. However, whereas the Bongo Shrimp appears to…