Corky Finger Gorgonian

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The Corky Sea Finger also called a corky finger gorgonian is for sale at Foxy Saltwater Tropicals. It's scientific name is briareum asbestinum and is a perfect addition to any saltwater reef tank.

Corky Finger Gorgonian / Corky Sea Finger

The scientific name for this soft coral is briareum asbestinum. Corky Finger Gorgonians actually have several names Corky Sea Finger and our favorite - Deadman Fingers. These goronians are soft Caribbean Corals that we source directly from the waters off the Florida Keys. They are found in the Western Caribbean including the Bahamas and South Florida. Corky Finger Gorgonians grow in shallow water and are fairly easy to maintain in a saltwater aquarium. They look furry and typically grow in a tall column, like fingers. Healthy specimens may even grow up to 24 inches in geight. 

Corky Sea Finger Requirements and Facts:

  • The corky sea finger is very easy to care and a perfect soft coral for beginners. 
  • Medium to strong water flow is required.
  • Fluorescent lighting or metal halides will be a good option for these gorgonians. Corky Finger Gorgonians are photosynthetic and require less light than other corals.
  • Give your gorgonian plenty of space though. They spread fast and will take over your other soft corals, so place they far enough away from the competition.
  • They eat by generating a mucus coating that traps food particles. This coating gets shed about every 10 days or so.
  • Marine algae and zooxanthellae are common food sources for the deadman fingers.
  • You can also feed them tiny live plankton.
  • Trace elements such as iodine, strontium and calcium will ensure healthy growth.

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  • 5
    5 more stars

    Posted by Ryan on 11th Jul 2013

    As usual, the coral came bigger and healthier than I imagined! I love this site. Decent variety, very fair prices, and the lowest shipping I've found.

  • 5

    Posted by Tim on 5th Jan 2013

    For $6, I expected a 2-3" sample. When I opened the was appx 7", and ready for some lighting! After a few hours of acclimating, it opened up and showcased its beauty. My only regret is that I only ordered one.

  • 5
    real nice

    Posted by robert on 21st Dec 2012

    looks real good nice size to

  • 5

    Posted by Edna on 28th Nov 2012

    I received a very lovely, great size a bargain price!