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Goniopora - Purple Frag - (no longer available)
Goniopora sp.
 
 
 
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Tank Stats
Size: 1-2 inches
Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Light - Medium Flow, marine snow
Origin: Indo- Pacific
Acclimation Time: Temperature Acclimate
Coral Safe: Yes
Invertebrate Safe:
Minimum Tank Size:
  
  

The Purple Goniopora is one of the most beautiful corals available at saltwaterfish.com. It is commonly referred as the flowerpot coral and makes a beautiful addition to any reef tank. The Purple Goniopora is an aggressive coral and must be provided with ample space so that its long polyps do not come in contact with other coral specimens. It dwells directly on the sand bed, but many species will also do well higher on the rockwork. Therefore the tank should be well established with sand bed and rockworks. If your tank is having clownfish not hosting by any other sea anemones, make sure whether you really want to keep this in your tank, because the clownfish love these corals. The Purple Goniopora is semi-aggressive toward other marine invertebrates, and is nocturnal in feeding habits. It mainly feeds on acellular marine invertebrates, phytoplankton, zooplanktons, and meaty bits. Intense or medium light is crucial for the Purple Goniopora to grow, even shutting down the lights for 24 hours can also affect adversely on this type of coral. Perfect arrangement of light is necessary for it to thrive well. The Purple Goniopora is traditionally prone to bacterial and fungal infection, which adds to the delicacy of its nature. Since it is very delicate in nature and should be handle with care as it damages very easily, therefore it is not a good choice for a beginner aquarist. When keeping the Purple Goniopora, it is very important to maintain the correct level of calcium and alkalinity which is important for skeletal development. It is photosynthetic and doesn?t take any supplementary foods.

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