Goniopora is an unusual LPS with elongated polyps that extend far from the skeleton, and wave back and forth in the current. This hard coral has all the motion of soft corals, and comes in a wide range of colors. These corals grow best with moderate to high flow and light, and feed them regularly (either broadcast or directly). (The best advice I’ve ever gotten for growing Goniopora is to treat them like Acros that need to be fed).
This variety is an interesting, almost iridescent shade of purple under white lights. Under blues, there is a faint green fluorescence that shines through from underneath the purple. This is a subtle one, but quickly becoming one of my favorites.
These are large, multi-polyp frags from the same colony shown in the image. Because of natural variation among frags yours may not look identical to this image.
Like all hard corals, this requires overnight shipping.
Gregory C. (verified owner) –
This isn’t an alveopora? :p
gary olson (verified owner) –
Just starting too open