[Coral-List] Goniopora Stokesi: have you grown them?

Walt Smith walt at waltsmith.com
Tue Jun 13 13:22:49 EDT 2017

Have you considered the stress on proper handling at origin plus shipping
and acclimation issues to a new environment and providing the correct
parameters of temperature, flow and lighting that this species might require
in captivity? Looking for a common ailment is perhaps not the focus that
will provide you with the whole picture since this species comes from many

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Subject: [Coral-List] Goniopora Stokesi: have you grown them?

Hello Coral-Listers,

Thank you for your time.  I am curious to hear from anyone who has worked
with Goniopora stokesi and has grown them in aquaria settings.

Historically this coral has had roughly a 10% survival rate in captivity.
It has however, been showing some promising results from certain Aquaculture
sources though.  I have unsuccessfully located substantial science as to
what leads to successful husbandry of this coral.  I hypothesize that since
most Goniopora stokesi die, and do so in a similar fashion there must be a
common ailment across most specimens.  Their are many rumors of causation,
but it would be beneficial to hear first hand from people who have worked
with them and can provide some solid data.


Damien Beri

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