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ive heard of them but ive never seen any..anyone got links or pics ?:read:
 

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heh yea..lol shoulda figured most would be brown..lol no offense..nice coral,how long you had it ?
 

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purple bottle brush ? i think thats what u may have
 

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Ive got 4 different kinds of purple photosynthetic ones....well, actually 3 now.....one got in a fight with a hammer a couple of weeks ago and of course lost. They all grow fairly quickly without any direct feeding.

That one that Joanne posted is actually a cool deep purple color and a triangular body. Her polyps are browned a touch though....i have the same one with white polyps.

 

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do you have the specific names for them ? scientific & common
 

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haha lol
 

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Actually thats the thing with the photosynthetic gorgs i have noticed. The actual color of the flesh doesnt change with nutrients, but the color of the polyps does. I have had them all shades from dingy brown to bright white and it is always releveant to the nutrients in the water column.

As far as scientific names.......no idea. I have looked and all I seem to find are generic names like purple brush(the one Joanne posted, and the pic I am adding here, and purple whip.

Actually now that i look closer, this one is a little different than the one joanne posted. Although im pretty sure that joannes has that triangular shape as well.


If you can find scientific names besides that i would love to hear them. :)

 

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found some, heh ,right in front of me & i didnt even notice all this time

<TABLE width=476 border=0><TBODY><TR><TD align=left>Purple Tree Gorgonian

</TD></TR><TR vAlign=top align=left><TD vAlign=top align=left>(Eunicea sp
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<TABLE width=476 border=0><TBODY><TR><TD align=left>Purple Brush Gorgonian

</TD></TR><TR vAlign=top align=left><TD vAlign=top align=left>(Muriceopsis flavida
</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

<TABLE width=476 border=0><TBODY><TR><TD align=left>Rusty Gorgonian

</TD></TR><TR vAlign=top align=left><TD vAlign=top align=left>(Gorgonia sp
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<TABLE width=476 border=0><TBODY><TR><TD align=left>Green Lace Gorgonian

</TD></TR><TR vAlign=top align=left><TD vAlign=top align=left>(Pterogorgia citrina<TABLE width=476 border=0><TBODY><TR><TD align=left>Purple Ribbon Gorgonian

</TD></TR><TR vAlign=top align=left><TD vAlign=top align=left>(Gorgonia spp
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</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
 

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seems the most beautiful ones are the non-photosynthetic ones.
 

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seems the most beautiful ones are the non-photosynthetic ones.
I totally agree. No contest. But i also have killed every non-photosynthetic one i have ever had. These ones take zero maintenance and do well. For that reason i dont even try the non-photosynthetic ones

It can be done, but ive never went out of my way to do so, so i am better off with the easy photosynthetic ones. :) I like them spread out across the floor of my reef.
 

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how is it possible to keep non-photosynthetic for years ? wouldnt they end up as chili,dendronepthya, sun's, & others ?
 

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how is it possible to keep non-photosynthetic for years ? wouldnt they end up as chili,dendronepthya, sun's, & others ?
Well now isn't that the 64,000.00 question!
I believe that some things are not meant to be kept in the home aquarium;)
 

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how is it possible to keep non-photosynthetic for years ? wouldnt they end up as chili,dendronepthya, sun's, & others ?
What do you mean?? You just have to figure out how to keep them fed.

You would know better than I. :) I tend to keep more sps than anything. I know you have put some effort into keeping some of the more difficult softies and lps
 
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