How do you care for an Alveopora coral?
How do you care for an Alveopora coral?
High lighting is not recommended. We recommend 100-150 PAR. Alveopora corals prefer moderate water movement so their polyps can move freely. However, it should not be directed right at the polyps or the movement might be too vigorous and could damage the flesh of the coral.
Where do you put Alveopora?
Some corals are very light demanding and can change color dramatically under different intensities or different spectrums, but Alveopora tend to maintain a consistent appearance. I would recommend finding a spot in the tank where the coral would receive a middle of the road intensity of around 50-100 PAR.
Does Alveopora sting other corals?
Alice Alveopora Corals (aka Flowerpot Corals) will bring a burst of color and movement to any reef aquarium. They can sting nearby corals so leave a few inches between Alveopora and other corals.
Is Alveopora easy to keep?
Some say that they are relatively easy to keep given the right water parameters and tank placement, while others say that it is a coral that only more advanced hobbyists should attempt to take care of.
How do Alveopora grow?
Alveopora tissue does not typically spread and encrust to other mediums but rather grows by skeletal growth like many other lps. I believe there are branching varieties though. Think of it like an Euphyllia, this coral needs new skeletal structure to increase in size.
How long does it take for Alveopora to open?
Yes, mine took a few days to open up. After about 2 weeks, it opened up fully. I have mine located about mid level of the tank.
Will Goniopora spread?
This is my fastest growing Goniopora. Tissue spreads quickly over freshly cut skeleton and then onto the mounting plug. It prefers moderate to high water flow, with moderate to high lighting conditions. I feed this species DT’s oyster eggs, Cyclop-eeze juice and phytoplankton three to five times per week.
Can you put Goniopora together?
Goniopora can be very aggressive but not all are. Some can be next to each other while others are not. They can also put sweepers out pretty far if need be. It can happen fast since gonis are very touchy.
Where should I place my Goniopora?
The best placement for Goniopora coral is an area with moderate light intensity and water flow. This would typically be considered the middle region of the aquarium, about halfway between the most and least intense lighting and flow and away from the water flow.
Is Goniopora photosynthetic?
Goniopora are a photosynthetic coral so they derive some of their nutritional requirements from light.
Do Goniopora like high flow?
Goniopora appreciate low to medium flow, but preferably with some randomness to it. That way you will get that gentle waving motion which helps keep the coral clean and brings food past the colony.
Do Goniopora like high light?
First, they require moderate to high lighting, depending on species. They must also have some water movement so their polyps can move freely. However, it should not be directed right at the polyps or the movement might be too vigorous.
Is Goniopora coral hard to keep?
For a long time Goniopora were considered an impossible coral to keep. There were even discussions online about it being unethical to keep importing them because of their poor survivability. The problem with their mortality rate was that it was deceptive. Gonioporas would not immediately die.
Does Goniopora grow fast?
Once the tissue reaches the plug or rock encrusting growth can be as quick as 1 mm a month. The next step in Goniopora propagation (and for all corals for that matter) is sexual reproduction in captivity.
Where do you put Goniopora coral in tank?
Can you place Goniopora next to each other?
Is Goniopora Coral hard to keep?
Are Goniopora fast growers?
What makes Alveopora different from other corals?
In terms of lighting, Alveopora seem to do well in a variety of intensities. Some corals are very light demanding and can change color dramatically under different intensities or different spectrums, but Alveopora tend to maintain a consistent appearance.
How to care for Alveopora stony coral?
Like with any stony coral, you will want to make sure the tank’s calcium, alkalinity, and magnesium levels are all where they should be. Alveopora are not a super fast growing coral compared to some fast growing SPS, but for a large polyp stony coral, they are pretty fast.
Where can I find Goniopora corals?
Today, there are some very robust species of Goniopora available but the stigma has stuck and even covers similar-looking corals such as Alveopora. Alveopora are found in the islands of the Indo-Pacific including Fiji, Tonga, Solomon Islands, and the Great Barrier Reef.
What is the difference between Alveopora and Goniopora?
Let’s cover what the differences between Alveopora and Goniopora. First, both corals have round stony skeletons from which a bouquet of stalks extend from. Where they differ is the number of tentacles on each polyp. Alveopora have 12 tentacles on each polyp while Goniopora have 24. That is the quickest and easiest way to differentiate the two.