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Palauan Pink Gorgonian, Aquacultured, Biota
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Aquacultured
Palauan Pink Gorgonian, Aquacultured, Biota (Hicksmellia sp.)

Quick Stats

Care Level Moderate
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Pink
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
Origin Aquacultured
Family Gogoniidae
Lighting Moderate to High
Supplements Calcium, Magnesium, Strontium, Iodine, Trace Elements
Waterflow Medium to Strong
Placement All
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Overview

The Biota Aquacultured Palauan Pink Gorgonian is a lovely photosynthetic gorgonian coral boasting a beautiful pink coloration and a striking architectural form. The sleek upright growth habit of the Biota Aquacultured Palauan Pink Gorgonian injects fantastic visual interest and helps breakup monotonous reef aquarium landscapes by naturally drawing the eye upward.

The Biota Aquacultured Palauan Pink Gorgonian is peaceful, but it should be given adequate space away from neighboring corals or anemones. Underwater epoxy is commonly used to anchor its base to a piece of live rock in the reef aquarium. It is more challenging to maintain this species as it requires supplemental feedings several times per week. This gorgonian is photosynthetic and requires a moderate amount of light achieved by T-5s, powerful LEDs or the more intense metal halides depending on the amount of filter feeding food that is available.

In order to inhibit nuisance algae and cyanobacteria growth on the Biota Aquacultured Palauan Pink Gorgonian, it is important that you provide medium to strong water flow (constant or intermittent). Remove any nuisance algae or cyanobacteria immediately as this will cause rapid tissue deterioration if it begins to cover the Biota Aquacultured Palauan Pink Gorgonian. Algae can be removed gently with the use of a soft brush. Combat cyanobacteria by soaking the coral in fresh water of the same temperature for approximately one minute. The Biota Aquacultured Palauan Pink Gorgonian will also benefit from the addition of iodine, calcium, strontium, and other trace elements to the water.

The Biota Aquacultured Palauan Pink Gorgonian should be fed a few times a week with a filter feeding food. Provide a varied diet of live or frozen baby brine shrimp, Marine Snow, PhytoPlan and other suitable micro foods.

Approximate Purchase Size: 1” to 2”.

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