The Carpet Coral, Dendronephthya sp., is a type of soft coral resembling other types of popular branch-like soft corals. The Carpet Coral is difficult to keep in a home aquarium as it must have very specific tank parameters to thrive:
It should only be housed in an established reef aquarium.
It requires low lighting and medium to high waterflow.
The Carpet Coal should be supplemented with small meaty foods as it is not photosynthetic.
The aquarist should be careful to ensure waterflow is high enough to provide the Carpet Coral with food to filter feed off of while also ensuring enough supplemental feedings.