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Old 03-24-2013, 01:50 AM   #1
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Flower pot coral

Just got a new flower pot (green) coral yesterday from liveaquaria...it's not fully extending anymore...any suggestions? Changing the placement? Too soon?
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If the coral is goniopora, keep in mind this is not a hardy species. Each polyp must be fed every few days.
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I have to agree they are not the hardiest of corals. I would leave it where it is for a few days as it acclimates to the tank. If it still is bad then move it higher up in the tank. What kind of lighting do you have?
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Old 03-24-2013, 09:49 AM   #4
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I have to agree they are not the hardiest of corals. I would leave it where it is for a few days as it acclimates to the tank. If it still is bad then move it higher up in the tank. What kind of lighting do you have?
I have T5 HO, I'm just unsure of their behavior. It seems pretty happy at night. It's at the bottom and has moderate flow. All parameters are great...fingers crossed.
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How many bulbs? These guys need a good amount of light.
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Old 03-24-2013, 11:05 AM   #6
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I have goniopora and it's in the corner of my tank. They love moderate flow and not so much light. They close at night when not feeding or touched by fish. You might have too much light since they open up at night to feed. They are feeder filter.
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I have gonioporia and it's in the corner of my tank. They love moderate flow and not so much light. They close when touched by fish.
Thanks! First time ordering coral online so I'm a bit paranoid. Lol. How long have you had yours?
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I have mine for 4 months. They look really nice when they open up. You feel like under the deep ocean when they start waving their tentacles.
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I have mine for 4 months. They look really nice when they open up. You feel like under the deep ocean when they start waving their tentacles.
I know! I got a little of that then I think my fox face scared it a bit. I'm looking at a small hammer for my next purchase
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When your foxface is hungry it will nip on corals. Most likely that's the reason why your flower pot is close during the day and only opens up at night to feed when all fish are asleep.
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