Purple Frilly Gorgonian

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Purple Frilly Gorgonian from the Caribbean.

Purple Frilly Gorgonian

Purple Frilly Gorgonian are also sometimes called Purple Plume. This sea fan has irregular branches of varying sizes and tends to grow in a more horizontal than vertical direction and in a single plane. With the branches extended they have a feather like plume appearance. We collect Purple Frilly Gorgonians from off the coast of the Florida Keys and they are typically found in offshore reefs. They require a moderate level of skill to maintain in a reef aquarium. You'll be please with the natural movement of this marine coral.

We recommend giving them some space in your aquarium as they can be semi-aggressive. So make sure you find a spot where they have some room to flow along with the water current.

Caring For Your Purple Filly Gorgonian Coral:

  • Like other gorgonians, you need to keep a moderate to high water flow in order to prevent algae from growing on your sea fan. Cyanobacteria can develop and cause quick deterioration in your gorgonian's health.
  • As these are photosynthetic corals you should be prepared to provide moderate to high lighting.
  • Water temperature should be maintained between 74°F- 82°F.
  • Weekly food supplements should be included in their diet. Flaked fish food and brine shrimp are good options.  

Interested in other types of purple gorgonians? Check out our Purple Whip and Purple Bush varietals. 

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  • 5
    Purple Frilly Gorgonia

    Posted by S.Erwin on 4th May 2018

    I looks just like the picture! I am so pleased with this product, as well as the others that I purchased. Prices are unbeatable and it looks beautiful in my seahorse tank!

  • 5
    Purple Frilly Gorgonia

    Posted by Jeff on 15th Apr 2018

    Absolutely gorgeous and huge. What a bargain and a beautiful splash of color in my tank.

  • 5
    Purple Frilly Gorgonia

    Posted by melissa coston on 5th Apr 2018

    the BEST gorgonias for your money!!!!very nice size and pack and shipped with perfection!!!awesome!!!!

  • 5

    Posted by Jason Vaughan on 9th Jan 2018

    5/5 Gorgonian is absolutely gigantic, never would have been able to get anything like it at my LFS. It's almost too big, almost being the key word ;).

  • 5
    1st time customer

    Posted by Mike on 20th Nov 2017

    WOW, I am very pleased with the condition this arrived in. Looks amazing in my 200 gallon tank. Nice size and after almost 1 week doing great....fully open. Just the color I needed.

  • 4
    Purple Frilly Gorgonia

    Posted by Dave Mach on 20th Jul 2017

    nice piece nice color would like a little larger even for extra cost this is a way better value than my LFS

  • 5

    Posted by Thana on 23rd Mar 2017

    Arrived perfectly, rather larger than I had let myself hope for :D It was a bit stressed and shed bits. Those bits are recovering in another tank, already displaying polyps. I hope the skin grows back on some of the branches, but the unaffected parts (90% of the whole) are showing polyps and seems to be pretty happy!

  • 5

    Posted by MIchael Geni on 18th May 2016

    Love it! Arrived healthy and added some more amazing color to my reef!

  • 5

    Posted by DeborahB on 22nd Jan 2016

    Love it! Arrived healthy and immediately extended it's polyps when placed in the tank. All the seahorses hitch on it at night.