Alveopora minuta – Green and Pink Frag- WYSIWYG 2

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This is a frag of Alveopora minuta coral best described as a ‘micro Alveopora’ as the polyps are extremely small.  Base color of the skeleton is light pink with green polyps.
Growth form is short lobed or knobby branches.  This one is looking like a toadstool.

   AIMS Coral Database Fact Sheet


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Product Description

Category:  LPS (Large Polyp Stony)
Common Name:
   Alveopora Coral
Scientific Name:  Alveopora minuta  
Specimen Size:  Large frag approximately 1.5″ across
Origination: RC aquacultured frag
Entry Updated:  5/14/2017


Alveopora look similar to Goniopora corals but can be differentiated by the fact that they have 12 tentacles on each polyp rather than 24 as is the case with Goniopora.

They may grow in a branching, encrusting or mound shape depending on the species

Alveopora color is usually light tan to brown sometimes with white, green or occasionally pink oral discs.  While not usually brightly colored, their delicate looking tentacles waving in the current can look quite attractive.

They do well under moderate lighting and lower to moderate water flow.

Target feeding is not required, but they will benefit from occasional feedings of fine filter feeder type foods such as Reef-Roids or oyster eggs.

As is the case with all stony corals, attention needs to be paid to maintaining proper Calcium and Alkalinity levels in the reef tank for proper skeletal development as noted on the right.

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Quick Care Notes

ReefCorner Living Conditions for this specimen:

Lighting:  Moderate 10 hrs/day using ReefCorner Captive Reef LED Lighting, moderate intensity
PAR:  100-125 PAR measured at coral
Water Flow: moderate flow
Food:  Feeding system filter feeder foods 1-2 times a week.
Temperature: 77 - 80
Specific Gravity:  1.025 - 1.026
Alkalinity: 9-10 dKH
Calcium:  450-460ppm
Magnesium: 1320-1400ppm
pH: 8.15 - 8.35
Nitrates, Phosphates, Silicates = 0

General Care Requirements:

Care Level: Intermediate.  Alveopora are more hardy than the related Goniopora coral, but can still be somewhat delicate until they adjust to their tank conditions.  Once they settle in, they tend to be quite hardy.
Lighting:  Moderate
Water flow:  Low to Moderate.  No strong directional water flow
Placement: On sand bed or low on rock work.
Aggressiveness: Low.  Has short tentacle reach and does not possess strong stinging capability
Water Parameters:  Stony corals require that water quality is kept high and the following parameters are monitored and maintained to within the tolerable bounds:
Temperature: 76-82
Specific Gravity: 1.024 - 1.026
Alkalinity: 8dKH - 12dKH
Calcium: 400ppm or above
Magnesium: 1250ppm or above
pH: 8.0 - 8.4
Nitrates: <5ppm

For more care information, go to our Reef Database Entry