ECO-GORGONIAN ™ are sustainably produced Caribbean photosynthetic gorgonians. Small frags are sustainably collected in the Caribbean and then are attached to coral plugs & grown in a Florida greenhouse until encrusted and ready for the home aquarium. The adult colony is in no way affected and regrows its branches creating a no impact sustainably collected gorgonian for your saltwater reef tank.The Corky Eco-Gorg™ is an exceptionally hardy relative of the commonly encountered green star polyps from the Indo-Pacific. However, the Corky Eco-Gorg forms upright knobby growths that develop into pillars. When the polyps are extended, the colony appears soft and fuzzy; when retracted the colony appears smooth and rubbery. In the wild, this species is known for overgrowing other gorgonians and killing them, and similar caution should be taken when placing them in the aquarium. However, they are perfect additions to a sea horse or Caribbean soft coral biotope. A great beginners coral.