Corky Sea Finger

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 5 customer ratings
(5 customer reviews)



Product Description

Corky Sea Finger, Briareum asbestinum, also called the “Deadman’s Fingers”. It is an active planktonic feeder and should be fed some sort of micro food on a regular basis.

Corky Sea Fingers are very hardy gorgonian which makes them great beginner corals. Their appear with one or multiple pillars in the wild. You will see them quiet often with one long pillar and a smaller one growing on the side.

Corky Sea Finger’s body is light purple with white polyps in the warmer water of the summer time. The rest of the year, Corky Sea Fingers are beige with beige / yellow polyps (We will add a picture of that very soon). Their fuzzy polyps makes them a great addition to every tank. They can overgrow and kill other corals if placed to close.

The colony can be attached to any substrate using some sort of quick curing epoxy or gel super glue, and the branches can be pruned and attached to other substrates if it gets too big or if you want to make more colonies. Gorgonians are also called “octocorals” and “soft corals”, and are in fact very closely related to stony corals.

Medium:  around 6 to 8 inches

Large: >8 to 12 inches

Please Note:  Any new fish purchased from us or from a local pet store should to be quarantined.  All fish from anywhere in the wild can be possible carriers of bacteria and protozoa that can lead to an infection in your system, so we always recommend that you use some sort of quarantine system prior to adding them to your system.  If you have a fish only system and can medicate the whole system, you may not need a separate quarantine tank.  If you have a reef system that cannot be medicated, a good ultraviolet sterilization system should prevent any kind of disease outbreak.  We medicate our system for bacterial infections and protozoans, but because we don’’t always hold our fish for long periods of time, there is no way to be sure all the protozoan cysts have been killed.  A little bit of prevention will save you lots of trouble down the line.

5 reviews for Corky Sea Finger

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Leah Szczepanski (verified owner)

    These are awesome although the color of mine is not quite like the picture, more of a pale purple and brown but still nice looking. It opened very quickly and has long, flowy polyps that give a lot of movement.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    devaji108 (verified owner)

    1st of all let me start by saying that I was so looking forward to my order from KP aquatics for a very long time. the build was ready and the gorgs are amazing! great company!

    the corky sea finger is quickly becoming one of my fav. corals. it opened up with the 1st 24 hrs. like the review above the gorg. i got is more of a tan/pink/ cram color. its big a bushy and flows with the current.
    if your thinking only one gorg. get this one. if your thinking more then this is a must on the list!

    I have a build thread on reef Central. this tank will focus on gorgs. LPS and softies stop by in see them in a tank and fallow along the progess:

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    jvcasuso (verified owner)

    Nice size and great price. It began to open almost the moment it went into the tank. Fully opened within 2 days. Appears to be very, very healthy.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Steph30aydenb (verified owner)

    Same experience as person above. Still waiting for it to fully open but it is very neat even when not. Very nice size. Love it!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Marcella (verified owner)

    I am waiting for this to fully open up in all its fuzzy glory. The corky finger is a lavender color when no polyps are open and looks very shiny and smooth very attractive.

    The ones I received yesterday started extending their polyp after a couple of hours. One extended just on the tops and the other sporadically around the body area. I can already tell that when completely opened they will be pretty gorgeous.

    They are really fuzzy looking. The ‘fuzz’ on the ones I received are a pinkish tan rather than the white in the picture. I think it complements the lavender really nicely

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