Sarcophyton elegans

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Yellow Fiji Leather
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Yellow Fiji Leather
Species Sarcophyton elegans
Difficulty Moderate
Required Lighting Medium-High
Temp. 72-75F
Placement All
Coloration Yellow
pH 8.1-8.4
Specific Gravity 1.023-1.025
Water Hardness Hard
Temperament Peaceful
Water Flow Medium


Alternative names[edit]

Yellow Fiji Leather, Yellow Fiji Leather Coral

Tank compatibility[edit]

Although this coral does not have sweeping tentacles, it does need to be placed with reasonable space away from other corals.

Diet[edit]

Yellow Fiji leathers contain zooxanthellae (symbiotic algae) and are therefore photosynthetic. However, they will benefit from occasional feedings of plankton and baby brine shrimp.

Feeding regime[edit]

Supplemental feed once a week or so.

Environment Specifics[edit]

This coral can be sensitive to water conditions. It needs medium to high lighting with reasonable current. It also will require the addition of strontium, iodine, and other trace elements to the water.

Behaviour[edit]

This coral is a good barometer if the water conditions in captivity have problems, it will close up and contract into itself.

Identification[edit]

These yellow corals grow close to the rockwork, and will develop beautiful ruffles around their edges.

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