ORA Grube’s Gorgonian
Originally collected in the Philippines by Klaus and Rosalia Grube, the ORA Grube’s Gorgonian (Pinnigorgia flava) began its slow march across the reefkeeping world around 1990. From the Grubes’ aquarium in Berlin it spread between public and private aquarists all over Europe. And then, thanks to the famed reef aquarist Julian Sprung, it was introduced to key US coral farmers including ORA. Grube’s (pronounced Grooba’s) Gorgonian certainly offers something very different. This very thin-branched soft coral creates a wonderful visual display as it waves gently in the passing water currents. Its body and polyps both are tan to pink in color. Especially compared to most other gorgonians, it is hardy and grows quickly. Frags are approximately 2 inches and arrive attached to a black plastic plug.
The ORA Grube’s Gorgonian can be placed at all tank heights under any lighting with moderate water flow.
See below for more information.
Size and Care Requirements
- Purchase Size: ~2″ (length)
- Max Size: NA
- Water Parameters: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.2-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
- Color: Pinkish tan
- Reef-Safe: Yes
- Diet: Zooxanthellate
The Benefits of Farmed Grube’s Gorgonian
Grown under captive conditions, captive-bred livestock offers several significant advantages over its wild counterparts. It tends to be more disease resistant and harbors fewer pests. It is better capable of handling shipping/acclimation stress and therefore is specially adapted to living in an aquarium. By purchasing captive-bred gorgonians, you support the aquaculture of marine organisms and help to make our hobby more sustainable!
100% Alive on Arrival (AoA) Guarantee
We guarantee that every ORA Grube’s Gorgonian we sell will be Alive On Arrival and in good health. Should it arrive in any other state, we’ll replace it free of charge (including shipping)! In cases where the total livestock loss is less than $40, we will issue store credit. For more information, please also visit our 100% Alive On Arrival Guarantee page.