Goniopora

Discussion in 'General Coral Care' started by Andreas, 2 Jul 2009.

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How long have you been able to keep Goniaporas happy in your tank

  1. < 3 Months

    8 vote(s)
    22.2%
  2. 6 Months

    7 vote(s)
    19.4%
  3. 9 Months

    8 vote(s)
    22.2%
  4. 12 Months

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    2.8%
  5. > 1 Year

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    33.3%
  1. Andreas

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    I would like to know how long you have been able to keep this specie alive.
    Most people suggest that they only stay alive in our tanks for 9 months but some reefers have been able to keep them for many years.

    I boought one not knowing this and my one has been really happy for aboout 4 months in my tank and it is really extending very very well.:)
     
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  3. jacquesb

    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    I will add another option to the poll - less than 3 months.....
     
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    Andreas, Do you target feed him?
     
  5. FransSny

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    Voted, although it wasn't my own (my boets and he's not on this forum)
     
  6. lanzo

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    there is some goniapora's that will live very long and one that i know of that will die n a few weeks or months.

    Those that look like little balls...they inflate very big...and coloration is very shocking(normally yellow in color)...they are the once that die very quickly.

    The only goniapora that i have seen kept for more than a year is one that has very small wholes in the skeleton were the polyps extend... and the shape of the skeleton is oval. i wish i had a picture to show you guys
     
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    Another thought on this , be careful that goniapora is not sold as alveopora (which is a bit easier) but might be confused by a new member to the hobby
     
  8. lanzo

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    goniapora= 24 tenticals on one polyp
    alverapora= 12 tenticals one one polyp
     
  9. Andreas

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    Thanks

    No I dont. I have heard guys say that they squirt Magnesium around them every so often but I dont.

    I want to try and see what happens when doing regular NSW changes as suppose to using synthetic salt.:)
     
  10. Andreas

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    WOW 4 guys have been able to keep theirs for more than a year. Have you been doing anything in specific?

    How long has Alan had his ones for?
     
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    Looking at the votes and I realise not everybody has voted I am still convinced that keeping anything with a 1 yr life expectancy is just wrong
     
  12. RUAN

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    why is it wrong
     
  13. FransSny

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    Hi Ruan

    Sorry I dont want to go all "greenpeace' but if we 2000 members on MASA alone bought 1 species each year & they only live for that year....whats going to be left for our mini reefkeepers

    In round about 2000 Indonesia alone had about 950 000 pieces of coral exported .....SCARY

    Sorry I dont have up to date figures
     
  14. Andreas

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    Yes I agree. I wonder if the ones that have made it past one year are doing well?

    I have read that some reefers have been able to keep them for more than 4 years:)
     
  15. sihaya

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    Also keep in mind that many of these corals are dyed. This might be why some people lose them in <3 months despite their best efforts.
     
  16. RUAN

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    thanks sihaya
     
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    Very good point Sarah

    Thanks, we tend to sometimes forget this..this is also a issue with a lot of other corals
     
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    Mine did too, until 6 months, and he has slowly been going downhill since
     
  19. Andreas

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    Sorry to hear:(
     
  20. RUAN

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    oooo ok:)
     
  21. lanzo

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    really... i always did wonder if they did it with the goniapora's cause some of the colours ive seen is a it hectic
     
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