General information - Goniopora is a beautiful but deceptive LPS
coral, until recently, it was thought that Goniopora were impossible
to keep alive in captivity but thanks to some researches and to new
food products now days it can be kept in captivity. According to
recent researches lack of Manganese and Iron are probably two of
the major factors that make it so easy to keep alive. The varying
species typically range in color from brown, to bright green,
blue or red.
Common Name - flowerpot coral, daisy coral, ball coral
Scientific Name - Goniopora
Family - Poritidae
Photo by: Lawfish
Origin - Indo-Pacific
Nutrition - Phytoplankton and zooplankton are essential for the Goniopora, Requires direct feeding with
frozen foods such as Cyclops, mysis brine shrimp for best health.
Behavior – Semi aggressive
Maintenance and care – The Goniopora is very demanding coral.The Goniopora should be placed away
from other corals in order to protect her from aggressive corals that can damage it.
Water Parameters – Temperature: 77F-84F, PH: 8.1-8.4, Specific Gravity: 1.023-1.026
Water flow- Moderate to strong