By Bob Goemans
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Family Melithaeidae

Acabaria splendens

(Thomson & McQueen, 1908)

Red Gorgonian

Range: Red Sea

Natural Environment: Inhabits dimly lit caves and also found under overhangs

General Husbandry: Has a temperature range of 72 to 83°F (20 - 28°C). Rarely imported, and difficult to maintain. Needs a steady supply of plankton-like foodstuffs and should be kept in dim areas so as not to encourage alga growth.

Aquarium Suitability: Best left in the wild

 Acabaria splendens (Red Gorgonian)
Photo © Bob Fenner
Briareum asbestinum Melithaea sp.
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