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HHHmmm - eish Ashraf - I am sorry to bring bad news, mate. But, even though I MIGHT be wrong, it does look like a goniporia to me....
Well - just try your best to keep it fed with some coral food....

Good luck!
 
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HHHmmm - eish Ashraf - I am sorry to bring bad news, mate. But, even though I MIGHT be wrong, it does look like a goniporia to me....
Well - just try your best to keep it fed with some coral food....

Good luck!
Yup - I thought so - Anyway I look at it this way - At least I get to enjoy its splendor for a few months.

Before you "green peace okes" have a fit. It was caught already so it can either live for as long as possible getting the best care I can give it or DIE in someone elses tank.:razz:
 
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LOL Ashraf..... no problems.... but - try and feed the coral some coral food - this could most likely enhance the chances of the coral's survival.....
How does Kent Marine Phytoplex or Fozen Phytoplankton blocks sound as food to you..
 

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An easy way to tell the difference is to count the amount of "fingers" at the end of a stalk, if it has 12 it is alveopora, if it has 24 then it is goniopora.
 
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Defo a goni, once very tricky to care for, but recent importd (to the UK at least) have prooven very hardy and thrive in well managed tanks.
 
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The Kent phytoplancton is good. You can also use things like Coral Frenzy of Cyclopeeze
 
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Niel, can your mate tell me what type of Goni the large Green one in front is? I have the same - would be great if he could share his secrets with us foklks that bought these as an uneducated purchase like myself - and I really want to make it work.

Mine is 4 months old, and growing like mad - new polyps all over the show

I feed my Goni Cyclopeez, ZoPlan and frozen Red Plankton - have a device to cover the goni while I do it, it is under t5's.
 
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Very nice neilharris. Your friend has some nice specimens. I love the movement of goniopora. I was able to keep mine about 10 mos. before it succumbed. It's death is a slow process and painful to watch. We have them for sale all over Atlanta but many of our members are reluctant to do Gonio because of the poor success rate. I fed mine phytoplankton, Cyclopeeze, you name it, to no avail. Hope you guys continue your success with these animals and share your knowledge. I'll be following.
 
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