Alveopora are much like the Goniopora but with fewer tentacles. Most alveopora species will have around 12 tentacles where the Gonioporas have 24. This piece is a great grower we picked up from Unique corals in 2017.
Care level: intermediate to advanced
Flow: medium high to medium low
PAR: 150-250, will handle up to 450nm with no issues
Original Location Range: Australia
Grown in our California coral farm providing zero impact corals
Water chemistry: Calcium 400-450, Magnesium 1350, KH 7-9.5, pH 8.1-8.4, Nitrates .01-10, Phosphates .01-.08, salinity 1.026
Temperature Range: 74- 81 Fahrenheit
Feeding: these corals can be target or broadcast fed. They will feed on smaller soaked pellets and will do well without direct coral feedings if there is heavy fish feedings. Target feeding is always best and be sure your coral is taking in the food and not just sliming it off.
For more information on coral foods we like to use click here.
Dosing: Doc highly recommends automated dosing of Ca, Kh and other elements to provide ultimate stable water chemistry throughout the day. It is important there are no fluctuations especially with Kh/alkalinity. For more information on dosing and products click here.
We like to plant these corals in areas with moderate flow on any angle of the reef.
Attachment: Use a fair amount of epoxy to set up the fragments. It is recommended to try and chip off the disk edges safe enough not to damage the skeletal branch of the coral. We do this by using coral clippers. Add a small amount of coral glue to the underside of the branch. Mix up enough two part epoxy to create a small 1/2” plus ball and dab it a few times into the glue to get it tacky then press and mold a nice pedestal base with a flat bottom in an upside down mushroom shape. Do not get any water on the epoxy before adding the coral glue. Add a few small dabs of reef glue to the flattened base dabbing the glue so it really sticks to the epoxy. Press the coral disk onto the desired location and press the epoxy flat onto the reef. Be sure the coral is fully secure for the next 10 minutes. Once set the coral should never fall off the reef. Most frags will grow quite large and encrust onto the reef.
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