The offspring of Cupressopathes pumila are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Cupressopathes pumila, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Cupressopathes pumila, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.
Very special thanks for the first photo of Cupressopathes pumila (Brook, 1889) to Marzia Bo, Ph.D. from Italy!
Dr. Bo has taken this photo in the Bunaken Marine Park in North Sulawesi, Indonesia, between 20 and 30 m depth, the water temperature was around 26 °C.
Black corals normaly feed on zooplankton, but not exclusively!
Have a brief look to the publications underneath this information:
First description of algal mutualistic endosymbiosis in a black coral (Anthozoa: Antipitharia)
Azooxanthellate? Most Hawaiian black corals contain Symbiodinium!