Blueberry Sea Fan Coral
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Blueberry Sea Fan

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Approximate Purchase Size: Nano: 2-1/2 to 3 inches, Medium: 3 to 5 inches, Large: 5 to 7 inches

The Blueberry Sea Fan is also referred to as the Blue Gorgonia or Blue Tree coral. Blue is a very unusual coloration for any coral, and this Sea Fan will make a great showpiece or centerpiece to any reef aquarium. The red or orange base color with intense blue polyps differentiates this variety from other sea fans. 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 they require supplemental feeding several times per week. The Blueberry Sea Fan is not ideal for beginners and should only be maintained by an experienced aquarist.

Difficulty The Blueberry Sea Fan is not ideal for beginners and should only be maintained by an experienced aquarist.

Aggressiveness The Blueberry Sea Fan is peaceful, but it should be given adequate space away from neighboring corals or anemones.

Waterflow They require moderate to high water movement.

Lighting Since they are not photosynthetic, Blueberry Sea Fan only requires a low level of lighting.

Placement Place anywhere which provides the required water flow and lighting level.

Diet and Feeding Blueberry Sea Fans are not photosynthetic. Therefore, they require supplemental feeding. Feed enriched Artemia nauplii, rotifers, dust-sized pellet food, copepods, daphnia, and other similar sized foods. Marine Snow is also a good food source. Stirring the substrate to suspend edible particulates is helpful, along with the presence of fish which can also help nourish it. Feed every other day depending on appearance.

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Photos are representative of each species. All marine life will be unique and variations should be expected, color and sizes may vary.
*Guarantee Restriction: All of our livestock are guaranteed. However for one or more of these species, they may be marked with a guarantee restriction. If it does, it means the specific animal may not handle stress from environmental conditions well. These stresses can include poor water quality, harassment from tank mates or confined aquarium conditions. When stressed, these species can lose the ability to ward off infection and disease. Other species may be listed as Restricted because they have such specialized feeding requirements that is difficult recreate in a aquarium and may succumb to malnutrition.