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Old 12-07-2004, 11:45 PM   #1
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goniopora..

Just got it today thinking it was a xenia...what do you guys think?Should I return it?My LFS had a 24 hour return or exchange policy?Has anyone figured out how to keep it alive?
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Old 12-08-2004, 12:01 AM   #2
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I've had mine for a little over a month with no problems to this point.... fingers crossed.....
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Old 12-08-2004, 12:08 AM   #3
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Exchange it!!!! They DO NOT do well long term. If you have one last 6 months consider yourself lucky. Well less than than 1% survive past a year. Frankly, it is irresponsible to harvest and/or sell them, IMO, and I'm sure many others would agree.
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Old 12-08-2004, 12:08 AM   #4
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cool! I read your post about it! where do you have it in your tank?Do you feed anything?Dose?
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Old 12-08-2004, 12:11 AM   #5
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If you have one last 6 months consider yourself lucky.
Has anyone have last past 6 months?
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I had one for about 9 months. It is down to two polyps left. It looked great for about the first 4-5 months. They are very attractive, but not meant for captivity....yet
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Old 12-08-2004, 12:13 AM   #7
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at my lfs there are 3 guys that take care of the fish section. one of the I think knows more about fish than corals, he told me it was a polyp!
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Old 12-08-2004, 12:16 AM   #8
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They are very attractive
yeah it is! its about the size of a volleyball right now
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It is a group of polyps(colony) that share a skeleton. Do a goggle search and you'll see what I'm talking about regarding survival. Another reef forum had a group of people organized to "Stop Goniopora Abuse" LOL. They need lots of light and lots of nutrients, and it's hard to get light through murky water, plus who wants a murky reef tank
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Old 12-08-2004, 01:01 AM   #10
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Well....Ive read more articles on it....and from what Ive read, Ive got the most difficult coral to keep in a reef tank I am just starting to get corals too ! I went to the LFS looking zoos.....Well if I decide to keep it...everything should be all downhill from here right?
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