Purple Feather Gorgonian

(13 customer reviews)


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The Purple Feather Gorgonian, Pseudopterogorgia bipinnata, is also called the “bipinnate sea plume”. Although in the wild there are several different color morphs of this species, we collect only the dark purple/blue ones shown in the picture. These are very attractive gorgonian and generally do well in a reef tank. They come from moderate depths of water but are still photosynthetic, so they will do best in a fairly well lit tank.  As with all gorgonian, they will require regular supplemental feeding with some sort of plankton food, either a homemade mix of small particle foods or a commercially prepared product.

We have started to also get frags from colonies in the ocean which means it is possible that you will get a gorgonian on a frag plug. It just depends where I went diving and what was available.

Medium: 3 to 7 inches

Large: 7 to 12 inches



Additional information

Dimensions 1 × 1 × 1 in


13 reviews for Purple Feather Gorgonian

  1. lg.page (verified owner)

    They’re so fluffy and love a slightly stronger current. They give such nice movements to the tank, they’re super hardy, and they’re a must have for every tank!

  2. Raymond Reyes (verified owner)

    Amazing deep purple color to it! The polyps started popping out within 20 mins of placing in tank! Would totally recommend adding one to your tank

  3. am2055 (verified owner)

    Right from the start it had polyp extension. It looks stunning in my tank! Such a pretty color! Love it!

  4. mosestaryanik (verified owner)

    Purchased two of these gorgonians and they are absolutely my most favorite gorgonian!! Pictures dont do them any justice at all! Such beautiful gorgonians!! i highly recommend them!!

  5. devaji108 (verified owner)

    I got 2 smaller specimens. single branch around 5″ its a DEEP purple with fuzzy polyps. love it.

    pics here: around page 6

  6. jvcasuso (verified owner)

    First one ordered back in Nov was so nice and continues to flourish adding a lot of color to the aquarium that I decided to order another one. It is as beautiful as the first and they are favorite hitching posts for the seahorses. Great size and great deal.

  7. jvcasuso (verified owner)

    Much bigger than expected. Beautiful purple color adds a lot to the seahorse tank. Just went in yesterday and the polyps were all open today.

  8. Marcella

    What a great specimen I was sent! ITs so big and beautiful. It certainly is a centerpiece showstopper! I have mine in the center of my tank with a large yellow finger gorgonia that I bought from KP Aquatics as well.

    I love this Purple Feather! The two gorgonias really make the tank look like a colorful underwater world. If you are contemplating ordering one, go ahead you wont be disappointed!

  9. Angela Bishop

    Wow, another gorgeous gorgonian from Sea Life Inc! Very generous size and it really is a standout piece in my tank.

  10. Sharyn Z Wertz

    Awesome color and size. Ordered one, Ken sent TWO! One started opening up almost immediately…with WHITE-ish polyps. Absolutely gorgeous. These will no doubt be totally amazing when fully open.

  11. Donna Race

    My husband and I really love this Gorgonia! We received our order on Jan 9th, we believe it has already grown larger. The polyps are amazing and are extended most of the time. We have it in a BC29, images of it can be seen here: http://www.pbase.com/donnar/corals

  12. John Little

    The picturs does it no justice. This thing looks awesome and is polyped out after only 1 hour in my tank…..thanks ken

  13. Diana Graves

    This Gorgonia is my favorite so far. Mine stays in bloom almost constantly. It looks like the picture but has a pinkish tan color added to the purple when blooming. I would say this is what makes my tank. I totaly love it!

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