Goniopora Lobata or G. Stokesi or Gonipora

Latin name
Goniopora Lobata/G. Stokesi
Common name
Maximum diameter 25 cm.
Values of the water
Temp. 24/27 Densit 1022/1024 PH 8,4

Antozoo colonial, pertaining to the order of the Madreporari, family of the Poritidi; endemic in the Indian ocean and the western Pacific ocean.
The colony characterized from a globular limestone skeleton, produced from the cenosarco, on which the skeletons of the single individuals are developed, so near uni the others to assume a poligonale shape; to the dead women of an individual the cenosarco it supplies to level the turning out space in order to allow insediarsi to a new one polipo; in such a way the colony grows in the time of diameter.

It is the common mesoglea is the single individuals appear generally of intense color a green one because of the strong presence of alghe simbionti of the species of the Zooxantelle present in the woven ones.
Normally the single ones polipi introduce very estroflessi with the body lengthened sormontato from a crown of small tentacles that a small encircles stoma; in situation of rest the polipi ritraggono in the cenosarco common, making to appear the colony similar to a carnoso globe.

The colony prefers to be arranged in correspondence of one such water current to make to sweetly move the single individuals, when they are estroflessi, without for strapazzarli too much.
Much delicate, intense lighting system has need of one, preferibilmente with light of cold coloration, 10,000 K and beyond, of water very filtered and oxygenated, poor of nitrogenous substances and phosphates.
They are advises to you you attend water changes with sifonatura of the bottom and regular added of Soccer, Strontium, oligoelements and bioelementi.

Ermatipica nutre mainly of the metaboliti ones of the Zooxantelle simbionti, occasionally goes nourished with plancton frozen-dry made to recover some minute in water, preferibilmente the same one of the Aquarius, or better, dept freeze, to spuzzare with an appropriate syringe in the pressed ones of the colony.
Much difficult one to raise, very rarely has been succeeded to raise colonies for devout of 18/24 months; subject, moreover, to the limitation in the import, C.I.T.E.S., advisable only for acquariofilo expert and a much patient.


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