• Name:

    Purple Brush Gorgonian

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  • Family: Plexauridae
  • Species: Muriceopsis
  • Scientific Name: Muriceopsis flavida
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Also Know As:

| Purple Bush

| Rough Sea Plume

| Lamarcks Gorgonian

| Feather Gorgonian

General info about Purple Brush Gorgonian

In general, sea fans that comes from the genus Muriceopsis are classified as brachning colonial octocorals. They are known to have long sweeper tentacles and are usually found in shallow water environments.

As for the Purple Brush Gorgonian, they are predominantly colored dark violet with light violet tentacles. This are the water parameters in cultivating Purple Brush Gorgonian:

  • Calcium: 400 - 450 ppm
  • Alkalinity: 2.86 - 4.29 MEQ/L (8 - 12 dKH)
  • Phosphates: 0
  • Magnesium: 1200 - 1350
  • Strontium: 8 - 10
  • Temperature: 72° - 78° F (22° - 26° C)
  • Salinity / Specific Gravity: 1.023 - 1.025
  • pH: 8.1 - 8.4

Diet & Nutrition

The Purple Brush Gorgonian are classified as zooxanthellate. This means that they get their primary nutrition from the symbiotic zooxanthellae living within their tissues. However, on top of this, we still recommend you do supplemental feeding by adding mysis and brine shrimp in the water.

Determining Sex

A mature tank is highly recommended in propagating Purple Brush Gorgonian. They should be set at the middle or bottom portion of the tank. You can use gel glue or any underwater adhesive to securely fasten their position.

Breeding & Spawning

The Purple Brush Gorgonian requires moderate lighting and moderate to strong waterflow.

Diseases

The Purple Brush Gorgonian is prone to cyanobacteria infestation, especially if there is minimal waterflow. In case of an algal infestation, you can clean them by removing the algae with a soft brush.

Origination

The Purple Brush Gorgonian can be found in the waters of the Indo-Pacific Ocean and in the Atlantic Ocean, especially in the USA and Canada.

Caution

Although the Purple Brush Gorgonian has a peaceful behaviour, proper spacing should observed in relation to corals with an aggresive or semi-aggresive behaviour.

Acclimation Process

Purple Brush Gorgonian is purely marine. So, therefore, salinity must be maintained thoroughly at 1.023 to 1.025 specific gravity.

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Name Species Family Scientific Name More Detail Added by
Purple Brush Gorgonian Muriceopsis Plexauridae Muriceopsis flavida

In general, sea fans that comes from the genus Muriceopsis are classified as brachning colonial octocorals. They are known to have long sweeper tentacles and are usually found in shallow water environments.

As for the Purple Brush Gorgonian, they are predominantly colored dark violet with light violet tentacles. This are the water parameters in cultivating Purple Brush Gorgonian:

  • Calcium: 400 - 450 ppm
  • Alkalinity: 2.86 - 4.29 MEQ/L (8 - 12 dKH)
  • Phosphates: 0
  • Magnesium: 1200 - 1350
  • Strontium: 8 - 10
  • Temperature: 72° - 78° F (22° - 26° C)
  • Salinity / Specific Gravity: 1.023 - 1.025
  • pH: 8.1 - 8.4
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