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Care Level for Goniopora
Ease of Care: Advanced. Goniopora has a reputation for being a more demanding and sensitive coral, requiring stable and pristine water conditions.
Lighting: Moderate. Goniopora generally requires moderate lighting to support its energy needs through photosynthesis.
Water Flow: Moderate. A steady and moderate water flow is important to facilitate the polyps’ movement, enhance nutrient delivery, and aid waste removal.
Water Parameters: Stability is crucial, with salinity between 1.023 and 1.025 specific gravity, pH levels from 8.1 to 8.4, and temperatures maintained within 76°F to 78°F.
Dietary Needs: Goniopora possesses zooxanthellae for nutritional support but also benefits significantly from direct feeding.
Recommended Foods: Meaty foods such as mysis shrimp and cyclops, as well as coral-specific foods like reef roids, can be advantageous.
Feeding Frequency: Feeding several times per week or even daily may be beneficial to support their nutritional needs.