View Full Version : Coral Identification

06/15/2017, 10:40 AM
I received this coral from Saltwaterfish.com as part of a random frag pack. They don't label the bags or provide a packing list so there's no identification for the pieces they randomly send.

I forwarded a picture of this to their customer service and was told it looked like a green toadstool. I thought toadstools had soft (anemone-like) tissues and swayed in the current on a single stalk? As I told the customer service person, this is more of a rigid structure, sitting flat on a rock. It has more in common (to me, anyway) with the structure of a montipora.

Can anyone confirm what this is?

06/15/2017, 04:25 PM
Sinularia brassica.

06/15/2017, 10:39 PM
Thanks Al!

06/15/2017, 11:02 PM
How can you tell the difference between Brassica and Dura -- or is there any practical difference between the two?

I'm reading that they can be toxic to other corals!! Should I be concerned? I have a Lobophyllia Brain, Scolymia, Montipora, Birdsnest & Poci, and assorted softies like Zoa, Sympodium, GSP, and Ricordea.

Why in the world would they send out something known to be toxic to other corals in a random frag pack without any instructions or notes? That seems quite foolish.

06/16/2017, 09:47 AM
I'm sure there is a difference between a Sinularia brassica and a dura, but they're basically one in the same IMO. As far as the coral being toxic goes, this is nothing that the right amount of flow, carbon & regular water changes can't handle.


06/16/2017, 11:06 AM
Thanks again, Al. The rhetoric about this guy on some sites is pretty extreme and made it sound like putting one in an aquarium was like dropping straight bleach into the water, as far as some corals were concerned.

06/18/2017, 08:19 PM
I have several leathers in my tank.. never had an issue

07/07/2017, 10:16 AM
I've kept lots of leathers in mixed reefs, no issues as long as you don't **** them off.

07/16/2017, 10:28 AM
Was wondering if any one knows what kind of coral this is