Gorgonian; Photosynthetic vs. nonphotosynthetic

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mx#28

Active Member
#22
Originally Posted by confusedfishy
http:///forum/post/2625468
Here is my newest addition to my reef tank! It is amazing! Thanks to ReefkprZ I know what type of Sea Fan it really is. It is a Gorgonia acabaria.
Since it is non-photosynthetic and rather difficult to keep fed, how are you planning to keep it healthy? What foods, how often, etc.?
 
#23
Originally Posted by MX#28 http:///forum/post/2626282
Since it is non-photosynthetic and rather difficult to keep fed, how are you planning to keep it healthy? What foods, how often, etc.?
In all of my tanks I use Essential Elements and Coral-Vite but based on recommendations from ReefkprZ from another thread I am planning on trying several different things including:
coral frenzy
kent chromaplex
esv spray dried phytoplankton
I am hoping feeding these foods and supplements will work. Check out the thread...
https://forums.saltwaterfish.com/t/321597/live-sea-fan-in-seahorse-tank
 
#25
Originally Posted by NEreef
http:///forum/post/2635675
how light-demanding are the photosynthetic gorgonians,in you guys' opinions?
It depends on the species, I cant say for sure on all but researching some different ones I have seen from moderate to high. The one I have is in the moderate category. But even at that they are still susceptible to build up, algae, and necrosis so, IMO they must be monitored closely.
 
#34
Originally Posted by corallover23
http:///forum/post/2644095
Its About 12 Inches Tall. Its Round....
Very nice, not a purple ribbon then, they're flat ~ could be Pacific sea whip (Ellisella sp.
although I hope not, since they're classed as very difficult to keep). Regardless, if it turns out to be photosynthetic, and you want to do a trade, let me know. I'll swap you a purple ribbon frag for a frag of yours.
 
#35
Originally Posted by Scopus Tang
http:///forum/post/2644338
Very nice, not a purple ribbon then, they're flat ~ could be Pacific sea whip (Ellisella sp.
although I hope not, since they're classed as very difficult to keep). Regardless, if it turns out to be photosynthetic, and you want to do a trade, let me know. I'll swap you a purple ribbon frag for a frag of yours.
JUST TO MAKE SURE I AM CARING FOR IT RIGHT I KEEP IT UNDER HALIDES AND I FEED IT PHYTO CYCLO. IF YOU PAY FOR SHIPPING I CAN GIVE YOU A FRAG OF IT!ITS GROWING FAST
 
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alexmir

Guest
#37
blueberry gorgonians are non-photosynthetic. They are really difficult to keep and require complete filterfeeding with various filter feeder foods.
 

spanko

Active Member
#38
Here is my new pteroforfia (purple blade).
first one colorbalanced, shot on auto setting on camera (true color of tank)
second as shot on auto setting on camera (shows extra blue from 20k Radium)

 
#39
Originally Posted by spanko
http:///forum/post/2649394
Here is my new pteroforfia (purple blade).
first one colorbalanced, shot on auto setting on camera (true color of tank)
second as shot on auto setting on camera (shows extra blue from 20k Radium)


Henry, very nice
Gotta love the gorgonians.
 

spanko

Active Member
#40
Yeah they are cool creatures. Between this one and the Plexaurella I like them both equally as well. Wish I could get into the more colorful ones however I tried a yellow one early on and kept it for a month or two before it started to open up less and less and finally not at all. They are so beautiful I don't want to chance killing another.
Here is the yellow.

 
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