Nephthea Leathers are a peaceful and easy to keep leather coral that is a great choice for new hobbyists. Some species will release toxins into the water, which can be harmful to stony corals. If you are running a mixed reef we recommend using chemical filtration like activated carbon to help remove the toxins from the water.
Our recommendation is to keep this coral in medium to high light and flow. While these corals will survive and grow in low light and flow conditions, that isn’t ideal for them. We observe brighter colouration and longer polyp extension the more light and flow we provide them. In the wild these corals tend to be in very turbulent and shallow reefs so it makes sense that they would be happiest in these conditions.
These corals grow quickly and have the potential to take over a large portion of the reef. We recommend isolating them to their own rock island to help contain it within your aquarium. They grow into large tree-like structures that will sway back and forth in the flow.
|Lighting||Low - High Light|
|Water Flow||Low- High Flow|
|Placement||Bottom - Top|