Item number FMC_2731
FMC Alveopora minuta V
- Scientific: Goniopora sp., Alveopora sp.
- Common: stony coral
- Origin: Indopacific, Australia
- Size: up to 20 cm
- Temperature: 75.2 °F - 80.6 °F (24°C - 27°C)
- Feeding:Granules (LPS Grow and Color),Plankton, Dustfood (Coral Dust), Zooxanthellae / Light
- Tank: >50 Liter
Goniopora and Alveopora have gained great popularity in the Saltwater aquarium hobby. Ultimately, they are not only outstandingly colored, but also bring movement into the aquarium - a great addition therefore for a reefaquarium.
The main difference between the two species is simple: Alveopora have 12 tentacles, Goniopora 24 tentacles.
Most of them thrive in a reefaquarium, yet some are still considered difficult today. Nevertheless, with the many additives we have to offer today, and the appropriate feeding, it is easier than ever to keep these astonishing corals.Our experience has shown that aquariums in which dustfoods are fed, Goniopora and Alveopora grow much faster and color up much nicer.
Gonioporas and Alveoporas should get a moving but never direct current, otherwise they will not open and might die.
They need medium light intensity and can therefore be established between the middle and bottom zone of the aquarium.
They are not quite as sensitive to water quality, but they should still be offered lower No3 and Po4 concentrations.
The identification of the species is not easy despite good reference books.
To be able to do this 100% you would have to have a skeleton.
Therefore we have to classify species as "sp."