The Stubby Finger Leather Coral is a soft coral, which is very easy to maintain and is therefore quite a popular species among marine aquarium hobbyists. As it grows, it develops a folded appearance. The Stubby Finger Leather Coral is peaceful and requires adequate space between them and other corals. It makes a very good choice for a beginner. The Stubby Finger Leather Coral develops heavy mucous coatings when stressed, and if this is not immediately blown from the coral, it can develop an accumulation of bacteria that may lead to illness. It is an autozooid type, which all its polyps for feeding, and none for water movement. It is non-aggressive towards other invertebrates, and reproduces asexually by fission. The Stubby Finger Leather Coral thrives well in a temperature range of 72-78 degrees Fahrenheit and pH of 8.10-8.40. It requires medium to high lighting and medium to strong water flow in the marine aquarium. The flow of water should be regulated properly since the Stubby Finger Leather Coral sheds its mucous coating. It can be placed anywhere in the tank and needs ample space to expand itself in the tank. The Stubby Finger Leather Coral might secrete toxins that may prove to be harmful for stony corals in your marine aquarium. The Stubby Finger Leather Coral derives its nutrition from the zooxanthellae that dwells inside its tissue. The zooxanthellae performs photosynthesis and helps in manufacturing food for this coral. For its continued health, it can also be fed with baby brine shrimps, meaty bits, zooplankton and phytoplankton, along with some trace elements such as strontium and iodine.