The Thick Finger Leather Coral is a soft coral, which is very easy to maintain and is therefore quite popular species among all the marine aquarium hobbyists. As it grows it develops to a folded appearance. The Thick Finger Leather Coral is basically peaceful, and requires adequate space between them and other corals. It makes a very good choice for a beginner. The Thick Finger Leather Coral comes in variety of colors that can add a splash of colors into your home tank. It is non-aggressive towards other invertebrates, and it reproduces asexually by fission. The Thick 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 the water should be regulated properly since the Thick Finger Leather Coral sheds its mucous coating. It can be placed anywhere in the tank, but needs ample space to expand itself in the tank. The Thick Finger Leather Coral might secrete toxins that may be harmful for some stony corals in your marine aquarium. The Thick Finger Leather Coral derives its nutrition from the zooxanthellae that dwells inside its tissue, and performs photosynthesis. For its continued health, it can also be fed with baby brine shrimp, meaty bits, zooplankton and phytoplankton, along with some traces elements such as strontium and iodine.