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Old 12-15-2011, 11:12 PM
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Gonipora coral

Has anyone have kepth them in there tanks for long?
I would like to get 1 but read that there impossible to keep.
Is that really true?
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Old 12-15-2011, 11:18 PM
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They're not easy to keep alive, and a lot of them just slowly die over time. The best ones seem to be the Red with blue centers or the Gray with Purple tips. ORA has the Red one, which from some people have had great success with. There are also a couple of foods that are out that may help keep them alive.

There use to be a web site, gonipora.org, which had some pretty good results with them. I'm not sure if it's still around.
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Old 12-15-2011, 11:18 PM
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Stay a way from it.that is my 2 cents.
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Old 12-15-2011, 11:21 PM
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Just curious I've always seen them at fs but never got bc I've always that u can not keep them for long
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Most don't make it, so you really need to pick the ones that are hardy and the type that have better track records. A more hardy coral would be Alveopora. It does lot better than gonipora.
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Old 12-15-2011, 11:26 PM
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There really nice
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Old 12-15-2011, 11:30 PM
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I read about new food that was made and it keeps them alive
Is that true?
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Old 12-16-2011, 02:31 AM
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gonioporas are extremely hard to keep and usually do the best like any coral in large systems. they usually do better in slightly "dirty" tanks meant more for filter feeders like sea fans and gorgonians. they tend to end up slowly dying out after about 6 months because of not being fed enough no matter how much you feed them. ORA has been growing them and one of my favorites is Jason Fox's goniopora which is bright pink with yellow centers. I was hesitant to get the frag at first but i got it at the end of the swap for a deal. he assured me that it was the only gonio that he could not only keep alive but get to grow just by me being able to see the healed edges of the cut frag
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They can be kept by very experienced hobbyists. Unfortunately i'm not one of them.
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Oh well
I guess I'm not going to get 1
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