The Orange Tree Gorgonian is also commonly referred to within the aquarium hobby as the Orange Sea Fan or Orange Tree coral. It is either orange or orange/red in color and has branches forming a fan shape with large red or orange polyps. The Orange Tree Gorgonian is a very beautiful species that will make a great showpiece or centerpiece for any reef aquarium.
The Orange Tree is not photosynthetic and requires a low level of lighting to ward off a build-up of algae, but it requires a moderate to strong water flow to thrive. This species is generally anchored to the reef through the use of underwater epoxy, which can anchor its base to a piece of live rock within the reef aquarium.
Due to their aquarium requirements and dietary needs, they are best kept by experienced aquarists.
Aggressiveness Very peaceful, poses no threat to any other corals or gorgonians.
We recommend a moderate to strong level of water flow.
The Orange Tree Gorgonian is not photosynthetic and only requires a low level of lighting to ward off a build-up of micro algae.
Place anywhere which provides the required water flow and lower lighting level.
Diet and Feeding
Must be fed planktonic type animals/food several times per week. Provide feedings of Marine Snow, PhytoPlan, and other micro-plankton foods including, live baby brine shrimp, frozen thawed foods broken up into very small pieces, like copepods and other foods eaten by filter feeding corals and invertebrates. Must provide the addition of iodine, calcium, strontium, and other trace elements to the aquarium water to thrive.