ORA Red Goniopora
Farmed corals are overall sturdier and more adaptable to aquaria than are their wild counterparts. We see this over and over again, but perhaps the best example of this is in the genus Goniopora. While at one time considered extremely difficult to keep, certain captive-propagated strains (including some gorgeous red morphs) are now successfully kept even by beginning hobbyists. Also known as the Red Flower Pot coral for its bouqet-like appearance, this LPS coral has extra-long polyps that sway in the water currents. It has a bright metallic red sheen with a blue-purple dot over the mouth of the polyp. The ORA Red Goniopora has been farmed at ORA for several generations and thus is well domesticated. In fact, the biggest thing you need to worry about with the hardy farmed specimens is aggression; when placed near another coral, it may load its tentacles with nematocysts, creating a white-tipped appearance.
The ORA Red Goniopora can be placed at all tank heights so long as it receives medium-high light levels and moderate water flow.
See below for more information.
Size and Care Requirements
- Purchase Size: ~1″ (length)
- Max Size: NA
- Water Parameters: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.2-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
- Color: Mainly red with hints of orange and purple
- Reef-Safe: Yes
- Diet: Zooxanthellate
The Benefits of Farmed Red Goniopora
Grown under captive conditions, captive-bred livestock offers several significant advantages over its wild counterparts. It tends to be more disease resistant and harbors fewer pests. It is better capable of handling shipping/acclimation stress and therefore is specially adapted to living in an aquarium. By purchasing captive-bred gonis, you support the aquaculture of marine organisms and help to make our hobby more sustainable!
100% Alive on Arrival (AoA) Guarantee
We guarantee that every ORA Red Goniopora we sell will be Alive On Arrival and in good health. Should it arrive in any other state, we’ll replace it free of charge (including shipping)! In cases where the total livestock loss is less than $40, we will issue store credit. For more information, please also visit our 100% Alive On Arrival Guarantee page.