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Family Anthothelidae

Diodogorgia nodulifera

Hargitt, 1901

Orange/Red/Yellow Tree Gorgonian

Likely Reef Tank Suitable

Range: Western Atlantic Ocean: Southern Florida, Bahamas, Caribbean

Natural Environment: Inhabits moderate depths under overhangs

General Husbandry: Common names also include Yellow Finger Sea Rod/Gorgonian, Red Finger Sea Rod/Gorgonian, Orange Finger Sea Rod/Gorgonian, or Tree (whatever color) Gorgonian. Lacks symbiotic algae. Has a temperature range of 68 to 75°F (20 - 24°C). Requires a shaded area and daily feedings with plankton-like foodstuffs.

Aquarium Suitability: Difficult to maintain long term.

 Diodogorgia nodulifera (Orange/Red/Yellow Tree Gorgonian)
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