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Home > Corals > LPS Hard Corals > Flower Pot Coral
Flower Pot Coral (Goniopora sp.)
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 QUICK STATS
Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Aggressive
Reef Compatible: Yes
Lighting: Moderate
Waterflow: Medium
Placement: Middle to Top
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.0-8.4, sg 1.021-1.025
Color Form: Green, Purple, Red, Tan
Supplements: Calcium, Strontium, Trace Elements
Compatibility: View Chart
Origin: Aquacultured, Fiji, Indonesia
Family: Poritidae

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The Flowerpot Coral is often referred to as Daisy Coral, Ball Coral, or Sunflower Coral. All of the flower references are because of its appearance when all of its polyps are opened. It takes on the visage of a bouquet of flowers. It is the rounded or ball-shaped variety and should not be confused with its branching relatives. It is not overly aggressive, but space should still be provided between itself and other neighboring corals. Its polyps can extend far past its base into the reef aquarium, where it can sting other species of corals.

Being a moderately difficult coral to care for and requires moderate lighting combined with moderate water movement within the aquarium. For continued good health, it will also require the addition of calcium, strontium, and other trace elements to the water.

The symbiotic algae zooxanthellae hosted within its body provides the majority of its nutritional requirements from the algae's light driven process of photosynthesis. It will also benefit from additional food in the form of micro-plankton or brine shrimp. Clownfish will often be found in association with the Flowerpot Coral and play in its polyps if no anemone can be found in the reef aquarium.

Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 2" to 3"; Medium: 3" to 5"; Large: 5" to 7"


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SW - Flower Pot Coral, Metallic Green (Indonesia) - Large
  CN-79261,  $ 79.99
SW - Flower Pot Coral, Red (Aquacultured) - Medium
  CN-79508,  $ 89.99
SW - Flower Pot Coral, Purple (Aquacultured) - Medium
  CN-91399,  $ 99.99
SW - Flower Pot Coral, Purple (Indonesia) - Medium
  CN-81397,  $ 59.99
SW - Flower Pot Coral, Short Polyp - Tan/Green (Fiji) - Small
  CN-82209,  $ 39.99
SW - Flower Pot Coral, Short Polyp - Tan/Green (Fiji) - Medium
  CN-82222,  $ 49.99
SW - Flower Pot Coral, Long Polyp, Green - Small
  CN-82794,  $ 49.99
SW - Flower Pot Coral, Long Polyp, Green - Medium
  CN-82807,  $ 59.99
SW - Flower Pot Coral, Long Polyp (Aquacultured) - Medium
  CN-81403,  $ 49.99
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  SW - Flower Pot Coral, Metallic Green (Indonesia) - Small
  CN-79259,  $ 59.99
 
    
  SW - Flower Pot Coral, Metallic Green (Indonesia) - Medium
  CN-79260,  $ 69.99
 
    
  SW - Flower Pot Coral, Red (Indonesia) - Small
  CN-86642,  $ 99.99
 
    
  SW - Flower Pot Coral, Red (Indonesia) - Medium
  CN-86655,  $ 119.99
 
    
  SW - Flower Pot Coral, Red (Indonesia) - Large
  CN-77574,  $ 129.99
 
    
  SW - Flower Pot Coral, Red (Aquacultured) - Small
  CN-78188,  $ 79.99
 
    
  SW - Flower Pot Coral, Purple (Fiji) - Small
  CN-81576,  $ 49.99
 
    
  SW - Flower Pot Coral, Purple (Fiji) - Medium
  CN-81577,  $ 59.99
 
    
  SW - Flower Pot Coral, Purple (Aquacultured) - Small
  CN-81579,  $ 49.99
 
    
  SW - Flower Pot Coral, Purple (Aquacultured) - Medium
  CN-81591,  $ 59.99
 
    
  SW - Flower Pot Coral, Purple (Aquacultured) - Large
  CN-81592,  $ 69.99
 
    
  SW - Flower Pot Coral, Purple (Aquacultured) - Small
  CN-91398,  $ 69.99
 
    
  SW - Flower Pot Coral, Purple (Indonesia) - Small
  CN-81396,  $ 49.99
 
    
  SW - Flower Pot Coral, Purple (Indonesia) - Large
  CN-81398,  $ 69.99
 
    
  SW - Flower Pot Coral, Short Polyp - Tan/Green (Fiji) - Tiny
  CN-81571,  $ 34.99
 
    
  SW - Flower Pot Coral, Short Polyp - Tan/Green (Fiji) - Large
  CN-82235,  $ 59.99
 
    
  SW - Flower Pot Coral, Short Polyp - Tan/Green (Indonesia) - Small
  CN-81573,  $ 39.99
 
    
  SW - Flower Pot Coral, Short Polyp - Tan/Green (Indonesia) - Large
  CN-81575,  $ 59.99
 
    
  SW - Flower Pot Coral, Long Polyp, Green - Large
  CN-82820,  $ 69.99
 
    
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