Goniopora Flower Pot Coral Show-Off Thread

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  1. Flashy Fins

    Flashy Fins Active Member

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    New member here! :yo: I didn't see a show-off thread for goniopora, but hopefully there are enough of us succeeding with flower pot corals to warrant one, because I would LOVE to see more of these! Here's mine:

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    Made this close-up pic my screen saver. :love:
    It's a bit pinker than it looks in person; I'd say the true color is halfway between the pink in close-up shots and the red you see in my FTS:

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    I don't know which species I have, but it's defied the difficult label these carry, since I do nothing special for it. I have low to medium flow in my tank and broadcast feed once or twice a week. I see it catch food each time, but I don't make any effort to target feed.

    I bought it as a tiny frag in a local shop about a year and a half ago:

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    One of my best coral purchases to date! Anyone else have one doing well?
     
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    eliramos Valuable Member

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    holy wellso! thats a big boy!!
     
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    9balliw Active Member

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    image.jpg image.jpg Flowerpots are by far my favorite coral here are a couple of mine

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    This green monster is my newest one I bought it from a local very experienced reefer it is extended most of the time even when my others are not
     
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    Yeah, I love that one, too! It was one of my first corals, purchased from a wholesaler that was going out of business and opened up to the public to sell their remaining livestock. Forget what I paid per coral, but I know I walked out with that big boy, 2 other types of brain corals, a coco worm, a bar of cyclopeeze, and $30-40 worth of reef books for just over $150. It was a very good day!
     
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    This is my Red Goniopora with purple centers:

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    This is my ORA Red Goniopora that I've had for at least a year or more.
    My pair of Percula Clownfish have adopted the coral as their new host after I removed the RBTA.

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    It started out as a small golf ball sized frag and has now grown to be about six inches in diameter when extended.

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    The most exciting thing right now is that the clownfish have a clutch of eggs on the base of the coral.
     
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    What is the recommended flow and lighting? I have purchased and kept gonis in the past with no issue but now that my tank is SPS dominate I can't seem to keep a frag of pink goni happy. It has been 3 months and I have no polyp extension as when purchased. No fish are picking on it and my duncan and euphyllia are fine and growing.
     
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    I have my goniopora in a mixed reef with plenty of flow. I like to keep all of my LPS towards the bottom of the tank with moderate light.
    I have had great success with this ORA goniopora, but I haven't had much luck with any wild caught specimens. Those tend to slowly wither away and die.
    I have an avleopora coral that is recovering quite well in the same general location; moderate light and high flow.
     
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    here is my ORA Goniopora which I have had for more than 2 years

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    Here are my ReefGen Goniopora which I have had for about 6 months

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    Here is my Indonesian Cultured Goniopora which I have had for 5 months

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    All the pictures were taken about 3 months ago
     
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    Couple different angles of my flowerpot island! There are a couple more in there I didn't get a good pic of. Main ones are ORA red and the flowerpot package from gonzo.


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    saltyhog Valuable Member R2R Supporter Reef Squad Leader R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019

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    My clownfish are pretty rough with my goni. Have any of you who's clowns are using them for a nem substitute having any problems with them threatening your goni's health?
     
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    The red one looks like it might be an avleapora.
     
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    Your green one is an avleapora. Some still call it a flower pot but not a goniopora.
     
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    hart24601 Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award

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    See what I did there by not calling it a goniopora? :wink:
     
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    Just bought one at our local frag swap looks happy hope it stays that way. WP_20150325_021.jpg

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    Some gorgeous specimens in this thread! I think mine is wild, but I wouldn't recommend looking specifically for a wild one, since the captive ones are easier. I did try a wild blue one once, but it never opened up for me, so I passed it on to a more experienced reefer. I know it opened in his tank, but not sure how it's done for him long-term. Seems like the blue and purple ones are especially tough for most people.
     
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