Flower pot coral growth?

kitstyx28

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I'm just wondering how the flower pot coral grows? I've had mine for about six months and it looks the same as the day I got it. I looked online and the information seems pretty sparse. Most people say its hard to keep alive and others say they have had theirs for years. I'm curious to know how they grow. I have mine sitting in the sand bed on the front of the tank. One of my clown fish and blenny are always laying on the flower pot too. Is that maybe hindering some growth? The clown isn't hosting it, she just likes to take a break and lay on it as she swims by.


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Is yours like a ball after they closed? I noticed if it is a ball shape their growth rate will be on a slow side. I have kept several of the green/white/neon gonipora before but several months later they were all got brown jelly decease and died. They are super prone to brown jelly decease. I had another pink on in my frag tank for a 2 months now, which is like a flat surface after they closed. Haven't seen any growth for this one yet...
 

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Is yours like a ball after they closed? I noticed if it is a ball shape their growth rate will be on a slow side. I have kept several of the green/white/neon gonipora before but several months later they were all got brown jelly decease and died. They are super prone to brown jelly decease. I had another pink on in my frag tank for a 2 months now, which is like a flat surface after they closed. Haven't seen any growth for this one yet...
Yep, mine is ball shaped. I was thinking from the shape that the growth would be small. I'm sorry to hear that yours got brown jelly disease and died. They are a nice coral to have. I love how the fish love this coral.

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I had a yellow one for about 1 year and it grew a couple mm not much but polyps grew.


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I'm about to attempt to keep one, saw a pink goni frag and will pick up this weekend. I'll be happy if I can keep for a year given the reported short lifespan.
 
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I had a neon green goni for about 8 months. I never noticed any growth. Then, after 1 year it started getting gooey and brown mush... i'm getting brown jelly disease like the guy mentioned above me... I threw it out. It was on the sand bed under 4 T5's
 
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Dude I've had a goni for like 8 months and I feel like it hasn't grown at all! I guess that's why some of the nicer have a healthy price tag?
 

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Mine have been groing really slow. it's actually in recovery mode with only a few polys left but its been like that for 6 months.
 
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in my experience, the ones from aus do a bit better long term. i've kept them successfully by feeding them (something like goniopower, reef roids, etc). mine liked to eat a lot. i've also had them die on me without target feeding. i just got one in my new tank, we will see if i can keep it alive and what kind of growth rates i can get.
 
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I just got one of the common green ones about a week ago. It looks like it was fragged from a larger colony because the top is curved and all 4 sides were cut straight. It's been responding well and extending about an inch out. Not too sure how it'll continue to grow with the sides cut so sharply.
 
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