In this category you will find both soft corals (Alcyonaceae) as well as leather corals (Alcyoniidae). The polyps of animals from the sub-class Octocorallia usually have eight tentacles, hence the name. Soft corals hardly have a manageable number of subordinations with several families, so there are wonderful soft corals in all colours and wild forms. At Whitecorals.com, both soft-and horn corals (sea fans) are always available in most different and rare colours. Soft corals, hard corals? Beginner or expert? The classification and taxonomy of soft corals causes confusion till today. Zoanthus, Palythoa and Protopalythoa are often designated as soft corals by mistake due to their soft body tissues. These are neither soft nor hard corals. Besides not every soft coral is actually ,,soft“. Soft corals are very much suitable for nano tanks.
The difficulty depends on the species of soft corals-from easy to difficult. Soft corals in the marine acquarium are very popular with the beginners, advanced learners and experts. So one should inquire about maintenance conditions of each species before buying them (Light intensity, feeding options).