The Green Finger Leather is a beautiful addition to a reef tank. The Green Finger Leather is easy to care for, so it is a great beginner coral. The Green Finger Leather is similar to the Green Sinularia with the difference being the Green Finger Leather has thicker "fingers", and is less branchy than the Green Sinularia. The Green Finger Leather sheds before it gets acclimatized in the tank. It is not at all an alarming situation, but rather a natural process that they go through. The Green Finger Leather periodically slough-off a thin top layer of tissues. After its shedding, it may remain closed for several weeks at a time, but will reopen bigger and more beautiful than ever. The Green Finger Leather propagates easily and is recommended for intermediate to experienced aquarists. It requires medium to high lighting requirements combined with medium to strong water movement. For its robust health, additions of iodine, strontium, and other elements are required. The Green Finger Leather can be cultured easily by cutting a piece of crown and holding it between two small pieces of live rock using a rubber band. It needs more space as it grows, and has to be kept at a distance from other corals. The Green Finger Leather undergoes photosynthesis and acquires its food using light energy, which is manufactured by the zooxanthellae that dwells inside its tissue.