Purple Feather Gorgonian

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 11 customer ratings
(11 customer reviews)


Product Description

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 normally collect around 4 to 8 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.

11 reviews for Purple Feather Gorgonian

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    am2055 (verified owner)

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

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    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!!

  3. Rated 5 out of 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

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    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.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    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.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5


    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!

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Angela Bishop

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

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    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.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    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

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    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

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    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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