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Flower Pot Colony (Gonipora)

Flower Pot Colony (Gonipora)

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If you're looking for a unique and eye-catching coral for your reef tank, the Gonipora Flowerpot colony is a great choice.

Gonipora corals, also known as flowerpot corals, get their name from their appearance: their polyps resemble flowers, with long, flowing tentacles that sway in the water. The Gonipora Flowerpot colony is a particularly impressive example of this species, with multiple polyps growing together in a beautiful and intricate structure.

Here are some care specifications to help you keep your Gonipora Flowerpot colony healthy and thriving:

  • Lighting: Gonipora corals require moderate to high-intensity lighting, ideally with a PAR (Photosynthetically Active Radiation) level of 100-200. We recommend using LED lights with a spectrum of 380-450 nm.

  • Water Flow: Gonipora corals require moderate water flow to keep their polyps clean and free of debris. Aim for a turnover rate of 5-10 times per hour.

  • Water Parameters: The Gonipora Flowerpot colony prefers stable water conditions, with a temperature range of 75-80°F, a pH range of 8.1-8.4, and a salinity range of 1.025-1.026.

  • Feeding: While Gonipora corals can obtain some nutrition through photosynthesis, they also require supplemental feeding of small meaty foods, such as plankton or phytoplankton.

When it comes to placement in the aquarium, the Gonipora Flowerpot colony prefers to be positioned in areas with moderate water flow and moderate light levels. It is important to note that the Gonipora Flowerpot colony can be sensitive to changes in water conditions and may require regular testing to ensure proper water quality.

Overall, the Gonipora Flowerpot colony is a beautiful and unique addition to any reef tank. With proper care and attention, your Gonipora Flowerpot colony will grow and thrive in your aquarium, providing a stunning focal point for years to come.

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