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Old 03-30-2005, 10:20 PM   #11
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i have a flower pot coral, and was told the same thing...very hard to keep...but i got mine on sale for 29.99 from my reputable LFS. I have had mine over a year and is doing well...it in moderate flow and 1/2 way to the top of my 55 gallon and 220 watts CF.



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Old 03-31-2005, 03:15 PM   #12
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I have a pic in my gallery now or its under the indefication forum as "ID this coral"
I apperciate the help guys any thing else you can share would be great
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Old 03-31-2005, 03:38 PM   #13
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goniporia.

they are super hard to keep for any length of time apparently. I've had mine for 3 months give or take. I supplement my water with kent liquid reactor, microvert and phytoplex.

So far so good.

There is a link in this thread that you should read about caring for them.
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someone told me it was flower pot so im guessing thats it there is a pic in my gallery if you want to take a look at it
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Old 03-31-2005, 05:01 PM   #15
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*bows* Called it without the pic

Did you check out the link in my prior post? JenNKerry have had phenomenal success with this difficult animal (to the extent that Liquid life is supplying them with free food for research purposes).

If you look closely at each of your "flowers" you'll see that each flower has exactly 24 petals or tentacles coming off of it. The sister species Alveopora tends to maintain more of the "flower" shape and has 12 of those petals to each flower (the easier of the 2 animals to keep).

Good luck with it. Apparently it is possible to keep these, but you're going to have to work at it in order for it to survive. Yours looks great right now so I wouldn't change the position unless you find that it stops opening for more than a day or two or your polyp extension starts to diminish. If you start to notice less and less polyp extension that's your indicator that it is on the decline so pay close attention to that.
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ive had it for about 3 months and havnt moved it so far, the pic i have here its really not doing it justice i borrowed the camera so ill get it over the weekend again and get a good pic of it, its normaly about twice the size of that and i would say the polypes get about 6-8 inches out from the stone, thanks guys all your post were very helpful
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