Coral Guide

Gorgonian - purple   (Muriceopsis flavida)
Family: Plexauridae (Octocorals)
Habitat: Found in shallow and mid-depth reef areas.
Light: Medium   Water Flow: High   Space: 100+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes   Care Level: Easy   Temperament: Caution
Diet: Zooxanthellae, microplankton, nutrient absorption
Natural History: Muriceopsis forms tall colonies with numerous branches. Muriceopsis will shed its outer layer and reveal sections of stalk that resemble dead zones.
Husbandry: Aquarists have reported negative impacts on neighboring corals when Muriceopsis is too close.

AKA: Rough Sea Plume, Lamarck's Gorgonian, Feather Gorgonian

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