Plexaura flexuosa – Purple Candelabra Gorgonian Frag – WYSIWYG 2

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This is a frag of Plexaura flexuosa which is called Purple Candelabra Gorgonian.  Color is dark purple with tan polyps.  Polyps are withdrawn in this picture.
It is a good Gorgonian choice for the reef tank as it is photosynthetic and generally does not require target feeding to remain healthy.  It  grows multiple vertical branches which sub divide and is very hearty.
It can add an interesting vertical shape and movement in many types of reef tanks.


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Product Description

Category:  Misc Livestock
Common Name:
  Purple Candelabra Gorgonian
Scientific Name:  Plexaura flexuosa
Specimen Size:  Large frag approximately 2.5″ tall
Origination: RC aquacultured frag
Entry Updated:


The Purple Candelabra Gorgonian comes from the Western Atlantic: Florida and the Caribbean region.

Color is a dark purple with tan polyps.

Growth form is vertical branches which divide into sub branches as it grows.

They like moderate to fairly bright lighting.  Water flow should be moderate to fairly strong.

Purple Candelabra Gorgonians are photosynthetic and therefore target feeding is generally not required, but they will feed on smaller foods that may be present in the water column and will benefit from occasional feeding.

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Quick Care Notes

ReefCorner Living Conditions for this specimen:

Lighting:  ReefCorner LED Lighting 10-hr / day, moderate intensity.
PAR:  150-200 measured at coral
Water Flow: Moderately strong alternating
Food:  Feeding system filter feeder foods 1-2 times weekly
Temperature: 77 - 80
Specific Gravity:  1.025 - 1.026
Alkalinity: 9-10 dKH
Calcium:  450-460ppm
Magnesium: 1320-1400ppm
pH: 8.15 - 8.35
Nitrates, Phosphates, Silicates = 0

General Care Requirements:

Care Level: Easy
Lighting:  Moderate to moderately strong
Water flow:  Moderate to moderately strong
Placement: Low on rock work or down on sand bed.
Feeding: Appreciated, but generally not required
Aggressiveness: Low

For more care information, go to our Reef Database Entry