Gorgonians can be divided into two categories, photosynthetic and non-photosynthetic. Photosynthetic gorgonians require good lighting at moderate levels to thrive. Non-photosynthetic gorgonians get their sustenance through filter feeding by their polyps. This can be done by feeding phytoplankton, baby brine shrimp or detritus by stirring up the substrate at least once a week. Both types of coral require good water movement and pulsating flows are preferred. If algae accumulates on a gorgonian, remove immediately as algae can cause tissue deterioration. When transporting, keep exposure to air at an absolute minimum. Gorgonians are a unique species and are an excellent way to add variety to any aquarium! Come check some out as they are typically in stock at Into The Blue!

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