Bright Orange Swiftia Deepwater Gorgonian
Bright Orange Switfia Deepwater Gorgonian, Swiftia sp. Nonphotosynthetic coral variety.
Water flow: moderate to higher water flow
This is a colorful non-photosynthetic Gorgonian. We recommend moderate to higher water flow for this species. Colors and shapes vary, they are beautiful. These are sure to add bright color to your aquarium! It is best to place them in an area algae will not grow on them with plenty of water flow. They have bright blue polyps when they open and open and close as they prefer.
These Gorgonians are filter feeders, and non photosynthetic. It helps to spot feed them often. We feed them live enriched Artemia nauplii, phytoplankton and other various corals foods available on the market a few times a week.
Gorgonians are safe to keep with our captive bred seahorses.
It is important to give corals their own space in the aquarium. 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: https://seahorsesavvy.com/blogs/news/cycling-a-saltwater-aquarium-for-seahorses
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.
If you have any questions please reach out to us. We are happy to help. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone: 410-618-3604.