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Old 05-30-2011, 01:25 PM   #11
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One more question... Bought a green goni a while back but it's tentacles didn't come out that far when I got it. Now it's huge and the tentacles come out a couple of inches. Is this normal? Anyone else has some goni?
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Oh also the tentacles of a goni should be extended. Just means that it's healthy. Goniopora have long stalks, part of what distinguishes them from some other corals.
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Old 05-30-2011, 01:50 PM   #13
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Thanks for the info. I heard these were hard and wanted the challenge.
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Old 05-30-2011, 02:48 PM   #14
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From my experience my Hammer tripled size in a year. The frogspawn doubled, and not much difference in size with the torch.
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Nice. I think one of the heads is starting to split. I just started a 28 nano a couple of months ago when I got back to the states.
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It is a Euphyllia of some type.

Do not put it in strong flow or it will develop long, powerful sweeper tentacles.
Sweepers are a corals form of defense, it has absolutely nothing to do with flow. When these corals (Euphyllia and most LPS) sense other corals in the tank it will send out these sweepers trying to kill them.

And for the OP the reason Goniporas are challenging is not that they are hard to keep, just that wild caught specimens just don't do well in the home aquarium for whatever reason
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One pic is when I first got it and the second was recent. It looks more brown cause the tentacles are fully extended
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If we are talking about Flower Pot or Ball coral, this sounds weird but, Goniporia gets sick easily, so keep the coral clean at the base of the tenticals. Any detritus can cause bacterial or fungal infections to start and that is what kills most of these corals. They are also real sensitive if any of your fish are nippers. Most folks think they are difficult because they feed at night, but most die of Brown Jelly disease or a fungal infection.
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Thanks for the info. I guess just as long as there is good tank flow and it's constantly in motion it will keep stuff off of it. I do often vacuum the sand around it.
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