RUBY RED GONIOPORA CORALS
Flowerpot Corals are often referred to as goniopora. It takes on the visage of a bouquet of flowers. It is the rounded or ball-shaped variety and should not be confused with its branching relatives. It is not overly aggressive, but space should still be provided between itself and other neighboring corals. Its polyps can extend far past its base into the reef aquarium, where it can sting other species of corals.
- temperature: 25-27 °C
- food: zooplankton, light (Zooxanthellae)
Care Level: IntermediateLighting: Medium-HighPlacement: Bottom – MiddleTemperament: Semi-aggressiveWaterflow: Medium-High
Expect 2 – 3 cm frag size .
** Photos is for reference of the species only, actual pcs will vary during shipment .
Water Chemistry: It is important that proper calcium (420-440 ppm), alkalinity (8-9.5 dkh – run it 7-8 if you are carbon dosing) , and magnesium levels (1260-1350 ppm) are maintained. Raising magnesium levels gradually up to 1400-1600 ppm can help to combat algae outbreaks, just keep CA and Alk in line as you raise the Mg.
Nitrates should be below 10 ppm and phosphates should be below .10 ppm. We recommend doing a water change when Nitrate levels rise to 10 ppm. It is important to replace your phosphate media when phosphates rise to .10 ppm. Media Reactors make the most efficient use of your phosphate media by fluidizing it.