I got this quote form the book "Aquarium Corals" by Eric Borneman...
"Alvepora are considered similar in their care requirementsand as difficult to maintain as Gonopora, and they are not likely to survive in most home aquariums." It's husbandry is still a mystery but low current and medium light best minic their natural location. It seems they also prefer a slightly higher nutrient level in the water. Most of these corals just begin to slowly nacros from the bottm up. Sorry for the bad new. Good luck with the coral...Lando
Some people are like slinkies...they serve no real purpose yet can still bring a smile to your face when you push them down the stairs!:p
Have a great day! Brian