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Goniopora Coral

Goniopora Coral

The Goniopora Coral is often called the Flowerpot Coral due to its appearance looking remarkably like a bouquet of flowers. This coral comes in a range of colours and each one being just as appealing as the first. Additionally, it is not uncommon for a clownfish to host this coral if there is no anemone present. 

Requirements
This coral has received a reputation for being a relatively difficult coral to maintain, however with the correct conditions and parameters it can thrive in the home aquarium. These requirements are a low level moderate water flow in addition to moderate lighting in order to satisfy its needs.

Suggestions
Furthermore, similar to many LPS this coral also holds transparent sweeper tentacles which can extend up to 6 inches and will still neighbouring corals if they are close enough. It is also a viable decision to add trace elements into your water when housing this coral in order to maintain its good health, for example calcium and strontium. 

Feeding
Though this coral will attain the majority of its nutritional requirements from the lighting through photosynthesis, it will also benefit from additional food sources in the form of brine shrimp or micro-plankton. 

STATISTICS
Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Aggressive
Reef Compatible: Yes
Lighting: Moderate
Waterflow: Medium
Placement: Middle to Top
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.0-8.4, sg 1.021-1.025
Colour Form: Green, Purple, Red, Tan
Supplements: Calcium, Strontium, Trace Elements
Family: Poritidae
Origin: Aquacultured, Fiji, Indonesia
 

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Easy to Care For
3
Easy to Feed
3
Peaceful to Other Coral
3
Fast Growth Rate
3
Easy to Frag
3
Average
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  1. If you want to keep this coral thriving flow is super important. It has to be juuuuust right. Goniopora like moderate to low flow. They need the flow to be random and where their polyps are gently waving in the flow. If the flow is too high where the polyps would be flailing around then it will stress the coral and the polyps will retract. My goniporas will retract pretty quickly if I increase the flow, or turn off the pumps for some reason

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