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.This gorgonian is not particularly demanding and relatively non-agressive. However, it shouldn't be allowed to come into contact with other gorgonians, corals, or anemones to minimize inter-species aggression. Purple Candelabras can adapt to a wide variety of lighting and prefer decent water flow. This purple Plexaura flexuosa is a rare and collectible color morph of a striking photosynthetic gorgonian that grows upright branches in a parallel plane, much like a candelabra. The gorgonian tissue is an ultra purple color and the polyps are small and a contrasting light cream color.