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Looking to build a bigger Goni garden.
Tip to keep them alive long term?
Feeding?
minor and trace elements?
Where to buy hardy aquacultured frag?
Feel free to share some pics of ur Goni!
 
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My Goni frag was the size of a dime when I bought it, this is about two years of growth.
Ca alk mag :
430-450; 8.7-9.1; 1300-1350.
Feed frozen Mysis and red plankton every two days, and that’s really about it. It’s in medium par light in my tank ~200, and gets what I’d visually say is low to medium flow.

I think as long as you don’t get a colony (ball Goni) that came straight from the wild and get a healed frag they tend to do better just because they have been raised in aquariums.
 

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My Goni frag was the size of a dime when I bought it, this is about two years of growth.
Ca alk mag :
430-450; 8.7-9.1; 1300-1350.
Feed frozen Mysis and red plankton every two days, and that’s really about it. It’s in medium par light in my tank ~200, and gets what I’d visually say is low to medium flow.

I think as long as you don’t get a colony (ball Goni) that came straight from the wild and get a healed frag they tend to do better just because they have been raised in aquariums.
do u target feed or broadcast feed? Where did you buy the red plankton?
 

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Keep normal tank parameters and feed your fish. I don’t feed corals, as I find it completely unnecessary if you’re feeding your fish plenty. Iron and manganese are beneficial, especially with gonis (and other corals too). If you’re near the valley (SFV) then check out Golden State Corals, Elliot usually has a good selection of nice gonis.



Sorry, not the best pics.


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Agree with Drexel, never fed my corals specifically just feed my fish :) I just make sure I put my return pump in feed mode so the food actually floats in the water column for longer.
 

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Keep normal tank parameters and feed your fish. I don’t feed corals, as I find it completely unnecessary if you’re feeding your fish plenty. Iron and manganese are beneficial, especially with gonis (and other corals too). If you’re near the valley (SFV) then check out Golden State Corals, Elliot usually has a good selection of nice gonis.



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Thanks for the tips.
I’m in oc un fortunately. Hopefully there are some well known lineage of Goni around in the lfs or in hobbyist tank. I think I got the typical dark art and ora red and Kevin highlighter. They have been doing well for me. The random wild ones have not done well for me so looking for well known lineage if anyone knows or have any.
 

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Lots of great looking gonis.

My record with goni is not great. I have one that is doing amazing on the sandbed. And another one that is dying with 1 polyp left. Still holding out hope that it can recover!

Hope to see more goni's.
 

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What do you guys think about Reef Lounge USA Anaheim Goni? Are they wild colonies fragged down or aqua cultured pieces? Any experience with them?
 

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