Green Branching Alveopora - Alveopora sp.
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Alveopora Corals, also known as Flowerpot or Daisy Corals, are very similar to and can often be confused with the mroe common Goniopora Corals (also known as Flowerpot Corals). The main difference in appearance between these two corals is in the "fringe" around each of the long, tentacle-like polyps. Goniopora corals have about 24 "fringes" around the edge of each tentacle while Alveopora corals only have twelve.
Alveopora corals can be very delicate. They are susceptible to infection and injury and their placement in the tank is vital. They should not be placed in areas with high, direct flow and should have moderate lighting. They should also be securely anchored in place so they do not get knocked over by other tankmates or when fully expanded.
These corals are photosynthetic and will produce food from the lighting in the tank but they also benefit from supplemental feeding. Planktonic foods or small food items like Cyclopeeze, baby brine shrimp, oyster eggs and similar items can be target-fed to the coral. Alveopora colonies can be ball-like or boulder-like in shape or may be found in branching colonies.
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|Common Name||Green Branching Alveopora|
|Scientific Name||Alveopora sp.|
|Water Movement||Low to Moderate|
|Specific Gravity Range||1.022-1.026|
|Water Hardness||8-12 dKH|
|Difficulty||Moderate to High|
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