The Young Soft Coral, Cladiella sp., is also known as the Leather Cladiella, Colt Coral, Cladiella Finger Leather Coral, Cauliflower Coral, Young Blushing Finger Leather, or Young Finger Leather Coral. It features small colonies of finger-like protrusions with slippery-to-the-touch body. It is very easy to maintain and looks great in a reef aquarium making it one of the best suited corals for beginner and expert aquarists alike. It is best housed with moderate to high lighting, and moderate to strong water movement. As a prolific grower, the Young Soft Coral may need to be pruned. The clippings can be easily attached to pieces of live rock creating new colonies. The Young Soft Coral will also greatly benefit from element supplements and carnivorous feedings. This is one of the most popular types of soft coral in the trade.
NOTE: sometimes the Young Soft Coral secretes a protective mucus coating, it is advised to rinse in saltwater before adding to the tank.