Featured Coral: Joe’s Passionfruit Goni

Also commonly know as the Flowerpot coral or Daisy Coral, Goniopora species are generally considered difficult to moderately difficult to keep alive in captivity. When opened up these corals look similar to a bouquet of flowers.  Not considered to be overly aggressive towards other corals they can still sting neighboring corals within close proximity as their polyps can extend well beyond their coral skeleton base.  Joe’s Passionfruit Goni is of exceptional color and contrast and this why we have featured this WYSIWYG coral as the AquaNerd Featured Coral of the Week. Goniopora corals come in a wide range of colors and species and the genus contains the following species: Goniopora columna Dana, 1846 Goniopora stokesi Milne Edwards & Haime, 1851 Goniopora fruticosa Saville-Kent, 1891 Goniopora somaliensis Vaughan, 1907 Goniopora
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