goniopora

Endless Goni – a tumbleweed Goniopora breaks the rules of attachment

A coral by and large is a colony of polyp animals that is attached to the reef – it sits there, grows onto the reef, sometimes it breaks off but it’s supposed to re-attach or at least stabilize itself. Not…

Sundays, Coffee, and unconventional reef aquariums

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/2355244[/vimeo] It’s Sunday morning, and I’m drinking coffee while procrastinating a water change. If your morning could use a little reef building love, check out these videos of Minh’s old reef aquarium. Skimmerless and heavily fed, this tank is an…

Goniopower coral food by Two Little Fishes now shipping

Goniopower is a new coral food from Two Little Fishes, developed by flowerpot-coral artist Justin Credabel. Goniopora corals have always been somewhat of a challenge to keep in an aquarium over the long term, and recent consensus seems to agree that these…

Incredible red Goniopora going strong after three years and multiple fragging

Gonioporas are gorgeous and ubiquitous, and almost every reefer has encountered them at some point in time. Many of them come in crazy colors such as Red, Green and even Blue. Yet they are considered one of the tougher LPS…

Coral bowl at Dorkfish Aquatics is a creative way to observe and target feed a red goni

Imagine our surprise when we visited a brand spankin new aquarium shop in the Denver area to discover something we had never seen before. The place is Dorkfish Aquatics, and when we swung by the new retail location we were flabbergasted by…

Route 66 Marine’s new Australian branching red goniopora has Porites envy

Red branching goniopora is a novel new growth form of the popular red flowerpot coral which was recently introduced to American reefers by the coral powerhouse, Route 66 Marine. At first glance the pictures of the red branching goni made…

Captive grown red goniopora balls from ORA are just for show

Red Goniopora balls are an unusual growth phenomenon which seems to be an artifact of captive growth conditions. ORA recently shared a story about how daughter colonies of red Goniopora, presumably G. stutchburyi, which started out as typical eraser size…

Julian Sprung’s “Refugium” is an oasis of coral and reef life

[youtube width=”670″ height=”400″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYN705Qu6_U[/youtube] If our previous video of Julian Sprung’s peninsular reef tank wasn’t evidence enough that he is an aquarist who reefs to his own wave, then this second video of his refugium coral tank ought to reinforce that…

Goniopora tenuidens, the blue Goni gets the spiral fusion treatment

Justin Credabel has been one of our reefing homeys for many years now and as logn as we’ve known him he has had a long standing love affair with flowerpot corals. In addition to making really creative and adorable music…