Water Flow: Moderate
Care Level: Moderate
approx 6 inch spread when inflated
The Ultra Stunning Goniopora Colony is commonly known as the Daisy Coral, Ball Coral, or Sunflower Coral due to its lovely floral appearance when all of the polyps are opened.
Caring for the Goniopora is moderately difficult and as such, it is generally not recommended for the novice or beginning reef aquarist. The Goniopora should be housed in an established reef aquarium with high water quality. In the wild, Goniopora corals are often found in nutrient-rich shallows near the shore or in lagoons with turbid water conditions. To best replicate these conditions, the Goniopora requires moderate lighting conditions achieved by T-5 fluorescent, powerful LED, or more intense metal halide light fixtures combined with medium water movement within the aquarium.
The Goniopora has an aggressive temperament and will extend its sweeper tentacles at night well beyond the base, potentially stinging other species of corals and animals within reach. Therefore, it is important to leave ample space between the Goniopora and neighboring corals. In the home reef aquarium, Clownfish will often host within the polyps of the Goniopora if no anemone is present. Keep in mind that this relationship may not be beneficial for the Goniopora as over-eager clownfish may stress or inadvertently damage the coral. The Goniopora satisfies much of its nutritional requirements by means of symbiotic photosynthetic zooxanthellae algae hosted within its body. However, it will benefit from regular supplemental feedings in the form of micro-plankton or foods designed for filter feeding invertebrates.
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Remember, no guarantees can be made about the compatibility or incompatibility of any particular species of fish. Also, particular species within a group of fish vary in temperament and may not correspond with the guidelines below.