Anyone had success with gonipora.

Discussion in 'General Coral Care' started by Mc, 24 Jun 2012.

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How long did your Gonipora survive.

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  2. Over 1 year

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  3. 6-12months

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  4. 1-6 months

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  1. Mc

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    Has anyone here had success with a gonipora.
    When I say success I am talking about keeping it alive for over a year.

    I decided to try one, as I have a very high nutrient system, with lots of NPS.

    Also it would be useful if you know the species of gonipora you had, anything you noticed made a difference in the success or failure, and what kind of system you kept it in.
     
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  3. ccwilke

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    Hi I bought one about a month ago.It never opened up like in the shop.I have tried almost everthing my water parameters is fine I even upgraded to a bigger tank and today I took it out of my tank and placed it into my sump.it's busy dieing slowly.Thinking of throwing it away or maybe giving it to someone who thinks he can save it.The problem I also had it were bleached and I were still new with these types of corals and even the guy at the LFS didn't tell me that and that it's hard to keep allive.

    When I bought it....

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    And now.....

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  4. BarryG

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    Ive had mine for 6 months now and is not looking anything like in the shop (also nowhere near as bad as urs) but it just doesnt open the way it used to
     
  5. Mc

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    I suspect feeding is one of the issue with these corals.
    Most of the species cannot survive on only light and seem to need a lot of phyto and zooplankton.
     
  6. viper357

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    Goniopora ideally also need manganese to survive. I have noticed recently that there is a red version of goniopora that has started becoming available in shops, which a lot of people seem to be having a fair amount of decent success with.
     
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    I feed phyto and zooplankton every day
     
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    Anyone willing to try and save this coral are welcome to come and collect it.....
     
  9. Mc

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    What makes you think they need manganese?
    How would you test for and dose this?

    I have heard people have success with the red ones, haven't seen one yet.
     
  10. belindamotion

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    These are the Red one's Viper357 is talking about...
    RSS Incredible red Goniopora going strong after three years and multiple fragging - Marine Aquariums of South Africa

    Some info on Goniporia's..not sure if it will help you...:blush:..some "Feeding and Requirements" mentioned..
    Feature Article: The Successful Aquarium Culture of Goniopora Species — Advanced Aquarist | Aquarist Magazine and Blog

    Here is a Member with a Goni growing like a weed...I just need to go find that Thread...:blush:
    PS: Found it... maybe @Chris Franky can give some tips...:blush:
    Massive Gonipora - Marine Aquariums of South Africa
     
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    belindamotion Google Master

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    Think @Len has a red one...:blush:
     
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  12. mariusmeyer

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    I have had mine now for around 16 months or there about.
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    belindamotion Google Master

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    I think I was thinking of you'rs and not Len..:p..I think I recall his turned out to be something else...some Tube**** something...:p..need to jump start the brain...:)
     
  14. Mc

    Mc Thread Starter

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    Stunning Marius.
    Thanks Belinda, I have read that article very good info.
     
  15. viper357

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    Google or Bing this: goniopora manganese goniopora manganese - Bing
    Goniopora Coral, Flowerpot Coral, Daisy Coral Information and Coral Pictures
    Goniopora - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    http://saltwateraquariumadvice.com/afawcs0149028/CATID=97/ID=520/SID=488250055/productdetails.html
     
  16. 2balive

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    I got a encrusting red one eight months ago.

    Was very nervous about it, but as your system, I feed a a lot of frozen food, including lobster eggs and add bacteria boosters. On top, I also have no mechanical filtration in the system and my skimmer is not very "productive". Also run cheato and a small refugium. I also feed phyto and zoe planton.

    So on paper my system should be a good gonipara home. The red ones are also suppose to be the easier ones to care for.

    it took mine 6 weeks to start expanding and for the first few months is was a unhealthy pink.

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    With lots of feeding and care I have mange to get mine to turn red and got lots of new short polyps coming out. But it is still early days so will only feel save after two years.

    Two things that I have noticed to significantly improve its appearance is iron/manganese supplement (pls read on it before you dose it, also have a positive effect on algae as well) and latelyI have observed a positive response to Red Sea Reef Energy A & B.

    Here is a quick cellphone pick of how it looks today. Was very tempted by Perky's purple ones, but will make sure I can keep this one happy before I get a friend for it.

    Just a note, these corals looks benign, but mine burned a hole in my cat's eye with an single touch.

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  17. Mc

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    Thanks Len looks good so far.

    Going to read the info viper posted now and do a bit of research on the manganese.
     
  18. pXius

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    Got a beautiful blue goni for more than 12 months until part of it died off due to my goby burying it underground.

    It has since been moved to a frag tank :( but doing well. Hoping it'll recover again.
     
  19. 2balive

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    Here is two more articles, I found the first one particularly helpful when I prepared for mine. Got some reservations about the second on the pathogen issue, but rest is good reading.

    Feature Article: The Successful Aquarium Culture of Goniopora Species — Advanced Aquarist | Aquarist Magazine and Blog

    Aquarium Invertebrates: Captive Husbandry Of Goniopora, Spp. With Remarks About The Similar Genus Alveopora — Advanced Aquarist | Aquarist Magazine and Blog

    Most of the stuff I have read indicates Iron and/or Manganese supplement being required.

    I use the Two Little Fishes Iron (with Manganese) Supplement. I have given up on testing and dose about 1/2 to 3/4 of the advised amount weekly.

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  20. viper357

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    Typo there, should be Manganese, not Magnesium ;)
     
  21. 2balive

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    Fixed, to many Ms and Ss in both words anyway :blush:
     
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