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Kenya Tree Leather

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The Kenya Tree Leather is a rapidly dividing soft coral that is great for beginners because it is very hardy. Expect 2"-5" sized corals with multiple branches.

 Kenya Tree Coral Care

The Kenya Tree Leather is a rapidly dividing soft coral that is great for beginners because it is very hardy. Please see below for additional care tips for Kenya Tree Leathers as well as checking out our Top 5 Tips for setting up a reef.


 Location

Indo-Pacific - Islands of the Indo-Pacific including Fiji, Tonga, Solomon Islands, and the Great Barrier Reef.



 Lighting

Kenya Trees or Capnella does not require as much light as some other corals. It can be kept under normal output fluorescents without much difficulty.

Low Light

Low light translates to about 30-50 PAR

Medium Light

Medium Light is between 50-150 PAR

High Light

High Light is anything over 150 PAR

Lighting is a loaded topic, so for a more in-depth discussion of lighting, please see our Deep Dive article.

 Water Flow

Moderate water movement is recommended.

 Feeding

Kenya Tree Leathers rely heavily on the products of their zooxanthellae but also may feed on phytoplankton and similarly sized microfauna in the water column.



 Propagation

This genus for the most part has been propagated extensively in captivity and is an excellent candidate for aquaculture. It is reasonable to believe that a sustainable harvest can be achieved in time.

 Acclimation

Proper acclimation is extremely important considering the stress imposed on the animals by the shipping process. Please take a moment to review our Acclimation Guide.

 Photography

The images were taken with a Canon 5D mk II and 100mm macro lens under T5 Fluorescent lighting. Quite a lot goes into how we go about shooting the corals and anemones you see on Tidal Gardens. For an in-depth look at our methods, check out our comprehensive Reef Aquarium Photography FAQ.

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