Yellow goniopora Problem or Not?

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  1. Xereo

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    well here is my issue..
    i got a Yellow goniopora for my bday.

    Well this is what i found is weird.
    During the day when my t5's are on it wont come out.
    but as soon as my lights go off and i have my night light on its out and happy.

    anyone else have this problem?
     
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  3. FransSny

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    You probably know that they are one of the more "impossible" species to keep ? So firstly good luck.

    The best would be to actually try and find out what species this is (have a look on Wet Web Media...loads of pics) as different Goni's have different lighting requirements. Some even come from very murky water, although most prefer moderate to high lighting.

    Also most corals feed (extend) after lights out so this could be normal although when I had one it never displayed this behavior.

    I would suggest just looking at its placement so it still receives enough lighting while staying on the sandbed.

    And then just keep feeding it

    PS: Yellow is not a "normal" colour for them so I suspect it might be dyed, this process has an effect on it's zooaxanthella being expelled and thus harsh lighting will then be detrimental to its health. It needs to build up the zooaxanthella over time.

    Keep us posted
     
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    I have a yellow alvepora (natural color) and they look very similar to goni's, difference is the length of the extended polyps (alveporas are shorter) and the amount of tentacles (alveporas have more than 12 if memory serves). Placement (light, flow) is essential with these guys and they like high nitrates. Whenever I do a water change this alvepora sulks for a couple of days till the nitrates start to climb again.

    I don't think they are impossible to keep but they are definitely pretty finicky and not the easiest to keep happy.
     
  5. Tony

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    go to goniopora.org for help and identification
     
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