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Old 02-25-2005, 07:56 PM   #1
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Sunflower Coral

Ok ive seen a couple diffrent articles on this and one says it needs low water flow and some says it needs high which is true
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Old 02-25-2005, 08:37 PM   #2
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They need to be direct feed on a regular basis...... A few guys in my reef club have them and they have them in low flow areas..... I don't have any so I can't say which is best.
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Old 02-25-2005, 09:45 PM   #3
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alright apperciate it ill keep him on low flow unless anyone else tells me diffrent
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I'll support low flow. They need to be able to catch food particles. IMO, they don't have very good grip. High flow tends to sweep the food right past them.
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LOW FLOW and not too much light either! A caved area is best suited i found
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Ok that looks nothing like mine, at the LFS it was sold as sunflower but they are notorious for selling things of the wrong name ill try to get a camera in the next couple days to get a pic of it on here but for now the skeleton is bright green and it comes about with about 100 sweepers with little bright green and purple sunflower looking things on the end, any ideas what the real name of it is
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This a great coral but does need some special attention. I have a pic of mine in my gallery. Low flow is good. It will extend its polyps when it senses food in the water. It will need to be target fed two or three times a week. Just cut the top off of a large pop bottle. place it over the coral and squirt food into the Drinking hole.
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Your coral is either a Goniopora (24 "petals" per "flower") or Alveopora (12 "petals" per "flower"). Common name "Flower Pot". Your LFS has sold you one of the most difficult to care for corals. They thrive on weekly feedings of liquid life and blender mush. They otherwise have an abysmal survival rate.

Checkout www.reefcraze.com for the Infamous JenNKerry collection of Goni's and Alve's!

There's a picture of my accidental goni in my gallery. Good luck with it!
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Your coral is either a Goniopora (24 "petals" per "flower") or Alveopora (12 "petals" per "flower"). Common name "Flower Pot".
that is a possibility. Or it could be a sun coral, tubastraea sp. Any chance on getting a pic?
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