View Full Version : Anyone know of some corals that look like waves of fire?

06/24/2015, 02:28 PM
Hi there! I'm wondering if anyone knows of a coral that looks like a giant wave of fire. It's gonna be a huge center piece coral that waves around with the high flow. I found a fire gorgonian that I wanted but can't find any for sale. So does anyone else know of an awesome one? https://www.google.com/search?q=fire+gorgonian&rlz=1CAACAG_enUS635US635&es_sm=93&tbm=isch&imgil=xjyb6M1969V6fM%253A%253BfFdbwfw2zVcX9M%253Bhttp%25253A%25252F%25252Fwww.melevsreef.com%25252Fn ode%25252F467&source=iu&pf=m&fir=xjyb6M1969V6fM%253A%252CfFdbwfw2zVcX9M%252C_&biw=1242&bih=597&usg=__7grVUpTKefi6imKO44K8D7yyojI%3D&ved=0CCgQyjc&ei=wRKLVaesB9LYoASmiYCwBA#imgrc=xjyb6M1969V6fM%253A%3BfFdbwfw2zVcX9M%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.melevs reef.com%252Fsites%252Fdefault%252Ffiles%252Fimagecache%252FContent_Image_Full%252Ffire_gorg.jpg%3Bh ttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.melevsreef.com%252Fnode%252F467%3B640%3B480&usg=__7grVUpTKefi6imKO44K8D7yyojI%3D

06/24/2015, 02:29 PM

06/25/2015, 12:13 PM
Buy a tiny frag and wait?
Seriously, and I am---the corals that come in that color are generally non-photosynthetic and require a great deal of attention to hand-feeding. For most people they are very difficult, and often end badly.

06/27/2015, 08:38 AM
the coral you posted is a swiftia exserta. Other red corals include the red diodogorgia, ctenocella pectinata (very uncommon and very hard to keep), lophogorgia chilensis

07/06/2015, 11:37 AM

07/10/2015, 02:37 PM
Granted it's not a coral (don't bite my head off :D), the first thing that came to mind was dragons breath macro algae. Pretty easy to get, at least in the US.


I hope you find what you're looking for. :)

07/11/2015, 11:00 AM
Granted it's not a coral (don't bite my head off :D), the first thing that came to mind was dragons breath macro algae.

That's what I was going to say, but he wanted a coral. Thanks for pointing this out too.