Cladocora arbusculais commonly referred to as Tube coral. Difficulty in the aquarium: Animale non indicato per i neofiti. A aquarium size of at least 150 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
The offspring of Cladocora arbuscula are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Cladocora arbuscula, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Cladocora arbuscula, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.
Colonies consist of clumps of interlocking tubular corallites which are less than 4 millimetres diameter. Clumps may be compact and attached to hard substrates or loose aggregations on soft substrates which readily fall apart if disturbed. Usually only the terminal parts of corallites are alive. Corallite walls and septo-costae are both thin and delicate. The latter are in two alternating orders and have irregular teeth.
Colour: Tan or brown, with translucent tentacles.
Habitat: Seagrass beds and other turbid environments where there is a lot of sediment.