Soft corals are the perfect choice if you want to bring some more movement into the aquarium. In contrast to stony corals, which consist largely of a solid calcareous skeleton, soft corals have a great number of tiny calcareous needles in their tissue. This makes them much more flexible and let them sway back and forth in the current - a wonderful sight! These corals are also perfect for beginners or low-maintenance saltwater tanks. This is because soft corals are more tolerant of fluctuations in water parameters and cope well with increased nutrient concentrations. All leather and soft corals offered by Coralaxy are aquacultured and well acclimatized.
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Leather corals form a protective skin at regular intervals (two to three weeks). During the formation of the protective skin, the polyps of the affected corals remain closed and a membrane-like layer is formed, which is released a few days later. This process serves to remove pollutants and contaminants. In order to completely remove the protective skin, you should ensure that there is sufficient waterflow in your reef aquarium.