Alyssa's Seahorse Savvy

Encrusting Gorgonian with Purple Ribbon Gorgonian-Photosyntheic

Sale price Price $49.99 Regular price $49.99

This is for a Encrusting Gorgonian with Purple Ribbon Gorgonian. 

Size: ~4-6+ inches, size varies.

Both of these soft coral varieties are seahorse safe meaning they will not sting them. This is basically a Corky sea finger in the making. Corky sea fingers are encrusting Gorgonians that use another Gorgonian to grow and encrust onto making them have unique branching shape but they are not actually a branching species. The encrusting Corky Sea Finger Gorgonian is very slow growing so it will look like this neat combo for quite a while. Corky Sea Fingers are a seahorse favorite too when it comes to hitching posts, they love them!

These soft corals are very easy corals to keep and great beginner corals. We recommend moderate water flow to higher and lighting. We recommend the same water parameters for soft corals as we do for all of our captive bred seahorses. These are generally moderate to fast growers and definitely eye-catching with their movement in the water flow in the aquarium. Having a diversity of soft corals in your seahorse aquarium can make for a stunning natural display.

We recommend giving them at least 2-3+ inches of their own space so they do not sting or irritate other corals. This will also give them room to grow in the aquarium.

This coral variety is peaceful and considered safe with our larger species (not Dwarf seahorses) of seahorses. 

Like our captive bred seahorses, we recommend using RODI water when mixing your saltwater. Corals can be sensitive to improper water quality. We recommend the same water parameters we do for our captive bred seahorses and fish.

Find water parameter chart here:

Please note: Coral color and appearance varies. Differences in light, glass, water parameters, and many other factors can influence how a coral appears so it may appear different in your aquarium. Many coral species will "close up" during shipping and can take a day or up to a week or more to open. This is normal and expected when you receive them. 

Give us a call 410-618-3604 or send us an email: if you have any questions. We are happy to help!