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Discussion in 'LPS Corals' started by amalick, 23 Feb 2009.

  1. amalick

    amalick

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    Can you guys help ID my recent purchase for me. Alveopora or Goniopora. I'm hoping Alveopora so that I have a better chance in it surviving after 6 months..
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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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    amalick Thread Starter

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    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.....
     
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    amalick Thread Starter

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    How does Kent Marine Phytoplex or Fozen Phytoplankton blocks sound as food to you..
     
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    Yes - and yes.... The Kent is DEFINITELY the "GOOD STUFF"!
     
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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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    Rather use the Kent Max products, then that coral has got a chance
     
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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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    One of my mates tank. Some of at least a dozen gonis, all thriving and this bunch hosted by a pair of true percs.

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    WOW Neil! Amazing! What's his secret!
     
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    awesome man
     
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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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    What device? Share please?????
     
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    thank you will try that one for the galaxy!
     
  19. Amberjack69

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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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