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Short Polyp Goniopora

Short Polyp Goniopora

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Short Polyp Goniopora coral, also known as Goniopora or Flowerpot coral, is a stunning addition to any coral reef aquarium. This coral has a unique appearance, featuring large polyps with colorful tips that come in a variety of hues, including green, orange, blue, and purple. The coral also has a thick fleshy base that can vary in color from beige to brown.

To care for Short Polyp Goniopora coral, it's essential to provide the right lighting, water flow, and water quality. This coral requires moderate to high water flow and moderate to high lighting levels. If the lighting is too intense, the coral can bleach and die. It's recommended to provide a mixture of blue and white LED lights, with a PAR reading of 200-300.

In terms of water quality, Short Polyp Goniopora coral prefers a stable environment with a pH range of 8.1-8.4 and a salinity range of 1.023-1.025. It's also essential to maintain appropriate calcium, alkalinity, and magnesium levels, as these elements are crucial for the coral's growth and health.

Feeding Short Polyp Goniopora coral is relatively easy, and they are known to thrive on a diet of small planktonic foods, such as phytoplankton and zooplankton. It's also recommended to target feed the coral a few times per week with a high-quality coral food, such as Cyclop-Eeze or Reef-Roids.

Overall, Short Polyp Goniopora coral is a stunning coral that requires moderate care and attention. With the proper lighting, water flow, and water quality, this coral can thrive in a reef aquarium and provide a beautiful and unique addition to your collection


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