Neon Green Toadstool Leather Coral
This Neon Green Toadstool Leather Coral is a fully aquacultured specimen. This variety of toadstool has the most vibrant neon tentacles we’ve ever seen on a leather! The toadstool coral is a must have beginner coral for the reef aquarist! Chaos Aquaculture’s Neon Green Toadstool Leather frags are approximately 1-1.5″ in size.
Leather corals are a soft coral and require the conditions typical for success with just about any reef tank. Toadstool leather corals are often sold as different varieties, based on their color or the size of their polyps. Long polyped, short polyps, green polyp and Yellow Fiji Leather are just three of the most commonly available varieties of toadstool coral.
The Toadstool coral gets its name from the resemblance smaller frags have to toadstool mushrooms, which is why you may also see them for sale at your local fish store listed as a mushroom coral.
A Toadstool coral has a long stalk and a small mushroom cap-like top (called a capitulum). As the cap grows larger, it folds and looks a bit like a carpet anemone. When the polyps are fully extended, toadstool leather corals almost have a fuzzy appearance. Every night, and a few times during the day, the toadstool will retract its polyps, revealing a smooth surface.