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Alveopora Daisy coral
Origin: Indian and Pacific Oceans, Red Sea
Kind: Hard Coral with long polyp (LPS)
Form: form of thick and short tentacles with polyps. The skeleton is porous and light. It looks like a bunch of daisies when it is completely open.
200 L / 44 imp gal / 53 US gal
T°: 24 to 26°C or 75 to 79°F
pH: 8.1 to 8.5
Density: 1023 to 1025
How to feed the Alveopora Daisy coral?
The almost daily feeding of this coral by the aquarist is imperative for its survival. In general, you can use phytoplankton, red plankton and other fine particle powder. For example, the use of Min's from Fauna marin (very practical and efficient complete food) is recommended, as well as the mix Coral sprint (1 teaspoon for 500 L / 110 Imp gal / 132 Us gal) + Ultra clam + Amino acid KZ (1 drop for 100 L / 22 Imp gal / 26 Us gal) - Sucre: Le récif du belon by Fredeau.
Varying the food over the course of a week is also a guarantee of success!
Who can live with the Alveopora Daisy coral?
Cohabitation with clown-fish can sometimes displease the coral (stress due to the recurrent presence of fish in the tentacles, burning caused by anemone mucus brought by clown-fish...).
How to breed the Alveopora Daisy coral?
You with two possibilities:
- separate from the skeleton's ramifications
- cuttings: recover the shoots that form at the foot of the colony.
Which aquarium for the Alveopora Daisy coral?
Obviously, the basic living conditions for the maintenance of Alveopora are those of a reef aquarium.
The Alveopora like to live in half-shade, in a current ranging from low to (small) medium. This coral will therefore be more comfortable in the lower part of the aquarium. However, this is a generality and your coral can be an exception: if it remains constantly retracted, move it with other light and mixing conditions.
Regularly monitor your calcium, magnesium and Kh levels, which are the basis for good maintenance (use ICP-OES tests to monitor these parameters). Do not hesitate to stock the aquarium with Alveopora as they appreciate a slightly high nitrate level (ideally 10 to 20 mg).
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For a long time, this coral had the reputation of being quite difficult to maintain in aquariums (a colony usually died within a few months). This is a little less the case today thanks to the progress made in the technique of reef aquariums and in the feeding of corals. Attention, its maintenance remains however delicate (rather random, some colonies will bloom or others will be impossible to recover...).
Green (the most common), purple, brown, white, yellow, grey...: many colors are available for sale.
Beware of the confusion between Alveopora (12 polyps on each tentacles) and Gonioporas (24 polyps on each tentacles). Alveopora are generally easier to hold in time than Gonioporas.
There are many species of Alveopora:
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