ORA Toadstool Leather
Toadstool corals are a very distinctive type of soft coral. True to their name, they are more or less mushroom-shaped. Their stalk-like pedestal supports a big, flattened, leathery structure called a polypary. Younger colonies have a more convex center, while the center becomes increasingly concave with age. This coral can become quite large and bulky as it grows. Long, slender polyps extend from the top surface of the polypary in heathy specimens. The ORA Toadstool Leather is an extra-hardy strain that is well suited for beginning hobbyists. The tips of its super skinny polyps are bright white while the rest of the polyp is a rich golden tan. Its polypary is greyish tan to brown. The ORA Toadstool Leather is exceptionally adaptable and resilient; it may be placed at all levels in the tank with low-medium lighting and moderate water flow.
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Size and Care Requirements
- Purchase Size: ~1″ (length)
- Max Size: 12″ (width)
- Water Parameters: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.2-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
- Color: Beige base with white-tipped green tentacles
- Reef-Safe: Yes
- Diet: Zooxanthellate
The Benefits of Farmed Toadstool Leather
Captive-bred livestock offers a huge advantage over wild-caught specimens. Because it is cultured in captivity, it is better adapted to living in an aquarium, tends to be more disease resistant and harbors fewer pests. It is also better able to handle shipping/acclimation stress! By purchasing captive-bred Toadstools, you support the aquaculture of marine organisms and help to make our hobby more sustainable.
100% Alive on Arrival (AoA) Guarantee
We guarantee that every ORA Toadstool Leather we sell will be Alive On Arrival and in great health. Should it arrive in any other state, we will replace it free of charge (including shipping). If the total livestock loss is less than $40, we will issue store credit. For more information, please also visit our 100% Alive On Arrival Guarantee page.