Care Level: Moderate
Reef Compatible: Yes
Water Conditions: 72 - 78F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1 - 8.4, sg 1.023 - 1.025
The Purple Whip 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. This gorgonian is photosynthetic and requires a moderate amount of light, but also should be offered zooplankton and other foods designed for filter feeding invertebrates. It also requires a stronger water flow and the addition of iodine, calcium, strontium, and other trace elements to the water.