The Blueberry Gorgonian will make a great showpiece or centerpiece to any reef aquarium. The red or orange base colour with intense blue polyps differentiates this variety from other sea fans.
The Blueberry Gorgonian is peaceful, but it should be given adequate space away from neighboring corals or anemones. Underwater epoxy is commonly used to anchor its base to a piece of live rock in the reef aquarium. It is more challenging to maintain this species, as they require supplemental feeding several times per week.
This Gorgonian is not photosynthetic and requires a low level of lighting to ward off a build-up of microalgae. It also requires a stronger water flow and the addition of iodine, calcium, strontium, and other trace elements to the water.
Because the Blueberry Gorgonian is not photosynthetic, its survival is dependent on regular and frequent feedings of micro-plankton, live, baby brine shrimp, or foods designed for filter feeding invertebrates. This Gorgonian should only be maintained by the skilled reef aquarist in a well established reef.