Goniopora, often called flowerpot coral, is a genus of colonial stony coral found in lagoons and turbid water conditions. Species of Goniopora can be found in the Persian Sea areas, the Indian Ocean, and various tropical and subtropical areas of the Pacific Ocean. Goniopora are a very difficult coral to keep alive and are not recommended for a novice reef aquarium hobbyist.
Common Names: Goniopora or Flowerpot coral Skill Level: Difficult Classification: Scientific
Open Brain Coral Trachyphyllia geoffroyi is attractive, and unique. These corals are most often found as a free living, solitary individual living along a reef base on muddy or sandy bottoms, or in seagrass beds.The Open Brain Coral is moderately easy to care for, they only need a lower moderate light and gentle water movement.
Common Names: Open Brain Coral Skill Level: Moderate Classification: LPS
The Hammer Coral is a large polyp stony (LPS) coral and often referred to as Euphyllia Hammer Coral or Anchor Coral. The Hammer coral gets its name from the hammer or anchor shape of its tentacles. During the day the tentacles are extended and provide nice movement to the reef which is much like the movement you would normally find only in soft corals.
Common Names: Hammer Coral or Anchor Coral Skill Level: Moderate Classification: LPS