Scientific Name Pacifigorgia spp

Common Name: Red Sea Fan, Panamic Sea Fan

Colour: Red, orange, brown with whitish polyps.

Distinguishing Characteristics: Growth in one plane. Reddish colour, stiff horny skeleton, white or clear polyps. Not photosyn-thetic. Three species are available occasionally. Two of them are shown here. Described species include P. adamsii and P. Irene.

Similar Species: There are numerous other bright red sea fans in the Indo-Pacific with whitish polyps.

Natural Habitat: Rock walls in areas with surge along the eastern Pacific coast including the Sea of Cortez down to Peru.

Aquarium Care: Secure in place with underwater epoxy. Provide strong water motion and feed daily if possible. Feed plankton substitutes such as Anemia nauplii, Daphnia, or Cyclops (copepods). Also phyto-plankton. While they ship veiy well, Pacifigorgia spp. are not hardy and do not tlirive in captivity. Not recommended to beginners.

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