For many years, Goniopora, or Flower Pot corals, were very hard to keep alive in captivity. This greenish specimen looked okay, but within mere months, it could be dead without proper feeding. Reef keepers with years of experience tried to determine the needs of this creature. Reportedly they need good flow, must be target fed, and prefer being on the sand. Pairs do better than one isolated coral. Red Goniopora are far hardier, and ORA offers aqua-cultured specimens that have a greater likelihood of success. With the foods available to us presently, this coral has fared better in the hands of hobbyists.