Sinularia dura

The cabbage leather coral is a soft coral most often found in low growing colonies attached to harder substrates such as rubble or other dead corals. The coral is characterized by broad blunt “ruffled” lobes that resemble cabbage leaves covered in fringe-like polyps, and can be found in colors ranging from brown, tan, cream, pink, purple, yellow and grey.

Leather corals are very hardy soft corals that flourish in aquariums and can often be found in pet shops and for purchase online. In the aquarium, reproduction can be facilitated by cutting a large or small piece of the main coral colony and attaching it to a new location with superglue or a rubberband.

Sinularia dura tolerates a wide range of lighting and water flow, but prefers moderate to high light and moderate to high water flow.