The offspring of Melithaea japonica are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Melithaea japonica, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Melithaea japonica, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.
Melithaea japonica is an endemic an predemonatly shallow-water gorgonian that lives on vertical and overhanging rock surfaces. They are distributed on both the Pacific and the Sea of Japan coasts in temperate Japan. The colonies, which exhibit intense hues of red or orange, yellow or pink, grow mostly in one plane and ramify dichotomously.