Sinularia Dura - Cabbage leather coral brassica
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Sinularia Brassica- Fingered Cabbage leather coral

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Sinularia Dura - Cabbage leather coral

The Sinularia Brassica looks like one of the most popular and easy corals in our hobby.

It is sometimes mixed up with Sinularia Dura, that looks almost the same , but does not have the signature finger like structures within the “leaves”” that are the main attraction of both Brassica and Dura.

Colorations

 

Shapes

Up clos

 

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In the photo you can see how Tidal gardens have captured tis polyps. It is not clear to us if it is a Brassica or a Dura, but they look very much alike from up close.

 

 

 

 

Lighting

Dura does not need much light. If acclimated to non-harsh light , it will tolerat

 

e it. Low and non-reef lights are also possible, if not perfect.

 

Feeding

Due to polyp size , very fine foods are probably possible. We have not found yet an adequately supported opinion on this

Growth

Brassica grows in a way that looks something between pedal laceration and encrusting. It expands its attachment to the rock and later separate.

Propagation

Brassica has one of the highest survival %s from cutting. You can cut it as  has long each piece as several polyps on it.  Like all leather corals it resists glueing to rocks, so elastic bands or low flow enclosures with rubble are good solutions.

 

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