Goniopora Flower Pot Coral Show-Off Thread

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  1. MJC

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    Clown goes to the goni during the day, the anemone at night. Lol

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    Greetings from England....there are some lovely examples here, i have just changed my addiction from SPS to focusing on goniopora now as i felt i wanted to do something different and i like a challenge..., i have had some success over the years growing a really nice red one with green & yellow centres with pink stalks, i have grown this from a small frag, its taken me 6 years to grow it to this size but it has gotten too big so i have started fragging it, his takes pride of place on my "goni bommie", excuse the top that i sliced off for fragging....... i have found this one to be very very aggressive, in fact its so aggressive brushing my bicep against the frag rack leaves me with a heavy rash for a week, its fine handling it normally but on softer skin its a real pain, still fragging it does allow me to buy some other nice pieces when they come up for sale, gonis of this standard dont come up very often over here and when they do it hurts the wallet....

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    The green base one was picked up a few months ago ...
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    ....and the purple & orange one was bought last week, i have high hopes for these new ones, fingers crossed.
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    Very Nice!
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    This my first Goni when I got it years ago.
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    Here it is a few years after:
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    I really like Gonis and I had to get a pink and red one.
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    This is my Alveopora, which is very closely related to the Goni:
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    I just bought a green flowerpot. I have it acclimating as I'm typing I wasn't aware of the difficulty in keeping these corals. I was going to do a bayer dip after its done acclimating. how should I go about this? is it the same process as other corals?
     
  9. kyleinpdx

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    IME the single biggest determining factor in goniopora success is initial transport, handling and acclimation to a new tank. I believe that goni's get labeled as difficult because they are very susceptible to disease when stressed or injured. Once healthy and acclimated they are much more manageable. I used to do bayer dips on my goni's (as well as any other coral) but since loosing a few back to back I've stopped in favor of a soft toothbrush scrub down, visual inspection, and hope. Ideally I'd QT the frags for a while to make sure nothings funky. The reason being is that I've noticed with the past couple of frags I've picked up havent responded well to their dips. YMMV and good luck.
     
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    Thank you it does have four little brown spots on it. however, it was fully extended at the fish store and looks really healthy. is it ok ot lift out of the water to brush off and inspect? ive heard they a sensitive to air
     
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    Are you able to get a picture of the spots? They could be many things, my biggest concern would be if its tissue damage along the ridges separating the individual polyps. That tissue recession has been very hard to stop in my experience. As for exposure to air, I dont recall it ever giving me trouble just keep it reasonable.
     
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    I’d need something without all the blues and closer if possible but if it is damaged or missing tissue keep an eye on it. If it starts receding pick up some iodine and dip it.
     
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    Here’s mine. I’ve had it for almost 2 years. Was a tiny frag when I got it.

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    This is my 21g tank.[​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    Been collecting different types of Gonis for awhile now. I missed out on a large hot pink Goni about 2 years ago and used to have this encrusting blood red small polyps but super extended sweepers. Owned it twice and lost it to ice storm and stung by another coral respectively.

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    Not sure what to do about this. Zoas moved and took over the goniopora’s rock. It’s fully covered most of the time but is able to peak through every day. It’s a survivor.

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    My rainbow
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    We are also seeing some amazing glitter gonis here in Australia. Here is another one of mine and one on its way.
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