Did you know that this specimen ships from our LiveAquaria® Wisconsin Facility, home of our popular Diver's Den® WYSIWYG Store and our LiveAquaria® Certified Captive Grown Corals (CCGC)? What that means is that you can rest assured knowing this specimen received the highest level of care from our experienced and professional LiveAquaria® staff!
PLUS, hobbyists that use our LiveAquaria® Professional Reef Salt have the added benefit knowing marine species shipped from our LiveAquaria® Wisconsin Facility share the same water parameters. In other words, if you use our Professional Reef Salt, marine species shipped from our Wisconsin Facility will acclimate and transition to your home aquarium with less stress to set the foundation for longer term success.
Tree Corals may also be referred to as Finger Leather, Branch, or Cauliflower Corals. They are brown branching corals which form encrusting mats. In the wild, they are usually found in strong currents.
They are aggressive and can produce toxins, so adequate space needs to be provided between them and other corals within the reef aquarium. They are moderately difficult to maintain in the reef aquarium but make excellent corals for the established reef aquarium system. They require medium to high lighting combined with medium to strong water movement. They seem to prefer a coarse gravel substrate. For continued good health, they will also require the addition of iodine, strontium, and other trace elements to the water.
The symbiotic algae zooxanthellae are hosted within Paralemnia Tree Corals and provide the majority of their nutritional requirements from the light driven process of photosynthesis. They will also benefit from additional food such as micro-plankton, baby brine shrimp, or foods designed for filter feeding invertebrates.
Tree Corals are normally shipped attached to a small piece of live rock or rubble.
Approximate Purchase Size: 1-1/2" to 3"