I believe you're right. I was think gon.. gonia.. something. Goniopora I see now.
I'm really still hoping Kelso knew what it was before purchasing. Good way to blow some money picking out something that needs "expert" only care, "perfect water conditions", and that folks told you that they were pretty difficult.
Kelso, having said all that, I've been there when I first got started. This hobby and the excitement is extreme.
"Life may not be the party we hoped for but while we are here we might as well dance!"