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.
Create a sensational soft coral setup full of texture, color, and movement with greater ease and savings. Excellent for both novice and advanced reef aquarists, the Premium Thick Finger Coral Maricultured 3 Pack includes three fantastic finger corals at one great package price! The corals included in this convenient and budget-friendly package are sure to add lively movement and color to your reef aquarium landscape as these flexible soft corals sway hypnotically in the current.
Maricultured corals are propagated from small cuttings of corals growing in their natural habitat. The cuttings or fragments are mounted to a base and are then allowed to grow out in protected inshore areas for several months. Once they are ready for sale, the maricultured corals are shipped to the United States, where they are then conditioned and adjusted to artificial lighting and synthetic seawater prior to shipping to your door.
The corals included in the Premium Thick Finger Coral Maricultured 3 Pack have a semi-aggressive temperament so be sure to provide ample space between other corals taking into account their placement and relative size in the aquarium. Sinularia corals can produce chemical compounds that can be detrimental to hard corals so care should be taken when introducing them into a mixed reef aquarium. Routine water changes and the use of chemical filter media is often recommended in systems housing these corals to help prevent buildup of these chemical compounds.
The corals included in the Premium Thick Finger Coral Maricultured 3 Pack can thrive under moderate to high lighting conditions achieved by T-5 fluorescent, powerful LED, or the more intense metal halide light fixtures. While not as demanding as small polyp stony (SPS) corals, it is still imperative to maintain high water quality ensuring proper pH, alkalinity, and calcium levels while keeping phosphate and nitrate levels as close to zero as possible. Under ideal conditions these corals can grow rapidly, allowing dedicated or experienced reef hobbyists to propagate fragments or broken pieces of these corals and grow them into new colonies.
Along with proper lighting and water quality, the corals included in the Premium Thick Finger Coral Maricultured 3 Pack will thrive when provided medium to strong, intermittent water flow within the aquarium. This can be easily achieved with the addition of powerheads, wavemakers, or water circulation pumps.
Though the corals included in the Premium Thick Finger Coral Maricultured 3 Pack host symbiotic photosynthetic zooxanthellae algae that help satisfy a major portion of the corals nutritional requirements, these corals will benefit from supplemental weekly feedings of micro-plankton and other foods designed for filter-feeding invertebrates especially when housed in reef aquariums that do not contain fishes. For continued good health, these corals will also require the addition of iodine, strontium, and other trace elements to the water.
The corals included in the Premium Thick Finger Coral Maricultured 3 Pack are mounted to a natural "rock-like" plug that can be placed easily and securely in or between rockwork in the reef aquarium.
Approximate Purchase Size: 1-1/2" to 3"