Care Level: Easy
Lighting: Moderate to High
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
The toadstool coral is a perfect beginner coral for the saltwater aquarium. They are a saltwater reef soft coral and require the conditions typical for success with just about any reef tank. Toadstool leather corals are often sold as different varieties, based on their color or the size of their polyps. Long polyped, short polyps, green polyp and Yellow Fiji Leather are three commonly available varieties of toadstool coral.
Toadstool coral are found from Fiji islands through the Indian Ocean, often in shallow water flat reefs or lagoons, in reefs that are mixed with both soft and hard corals. Shallow water reefs are generally pounded with high intensity light–so while we often consider this coral to be a moderate-to-low light coral in the aquarium world (because they are tolerant of lower levels of light than many corals), there is no reason to shy away from the beautiful toadstool leather coral if you have a high-intensity reef setup.