Gorg ID Pls

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  1. Savvas

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    LFS guy says this red gorg is photosynthetic, i'm not so sure tho. Do photo gorg's
    consume wet and dried foods like this one does? Specific ID would be great.

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    NAH Im no expert, but would say its definately one of the non photosynthetic gorgs. If it closes up under intense lighting is one way of knowing for certain (but thats not a rule as mine are always open under my lighting)

    I feed my gorgs reef pearls, pytoplankton, lobster eggs and Im sure they grab other particules out of the water column as I feed my fish. Got to have a very good skimmer to handle the extra feeding though
     
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    I have one that looks exactly like that, definately non-photosynthetic.
    I feed it zooplanktos and cylcopeeze.
     
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    It looks like its either Acalycigoria sp. or Acanthogorgia sp.
    Both non-photosythetic are far as I know.
     
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    The only one's I find that are "photosythetic" are purple in colour...:p
     
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    I would think that these are not commonly available over here either.
     
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    I have photosythetic gorgonia its callled briareum.
     
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