Goniastrea sp – Brain Coral – WYSIWYG 2

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This is a medium colony of Goniastrea coral.  Color is bright  green valleys with reddish maroon ridges.
This coral has some older damage in a couple of spots.  Priced accordingly.


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Product Description

Category:  LPS (Large Polyp Stony)
Common Name:
  Brain Coral
Scientific Name:  Goniastrea sp.
Specimen Size: Medium Colony approximately 4″ x 3.5″ across.
Origination: Wild import
Entry Updated:  4/28/2017


Goniastrea coral are very similar to the more common Favia coral in both looks and care.

They like moderate lighting and moderate water flow.  In brightly lit tanks they may need to be sheltered by an overhang or similar.

They will benefit from an occasional feeding of small meaty foods like mysis shrimp once or twice a week at night when their feeding tentacles are out, but feeding is not required.

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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Photo Notes We want you to be happy with the coral that you receive and we take pride in the corals that we offer.  To provide true representation of the color and health for our WYSIWYG corals, they are photographed and white balanced under the ReefCorner LED lighting at approximately a 10K to 14K white point to best show the actual color of the coral. The coloration may vary when viewed under different lighting.  The grid the coral is typically photographed on is approximately 0.6" per square to give you a size reference.
Naming Notes We identify the scientific name when we are able to with some degree of accuracy. You will notice that we don’t give our corals cool names like “AWESOME ULTRA SUPER METALLIC NEON RED AND SCREAMING LIME GREEN ULTRA ULTRA COLORED AUSSIE” unless it is a name in common usage in the hobby that helps to identify the coral. We let our pictures do the talking and you can be the judge of whether our corals are awesome or not.


Quick Care Notes

ReefCorner Living Conditions for this specimen:

Lighting:  Moderate 10 hrs/day using ReefCorner Captive Reef LED Lighting
PAR:  100-150 PAR measured at coral
Water Flow: moderate non-laminar flow
Food:  Feeding small meaty foods 1-2 times weekly
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: Easy.  As with most Faviidae corals, this one is fairly easy to keep.
Lighting:  Moderate intensity.
Water flow:  Moderate
Placement: On live rock or sand in the bottom portion of the tank.
Aggressiveness: Low.  Short feeding tentacles extended at night.
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