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Old 08-01-2011, 04:56 PM   #11
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small polyp and large polyp stony corals.

I have a 3 sps in my 125g so far and they are growing like weeds! My birdsnest was a couple short sticks when I got it and its huge in comparison to what it was.

Like it was said though, you have to be really on your parameters and keep them stable for them to thrive.
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You should get a dendrophilia it's pretty much like the sun coral but so much easier to take care of.
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Old 08-01-2011, 08:57 PM   #13
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Thats really pretty. I've seen them online but wasnt ready to commit lol
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Thats really pretty. I've seen them online but wasnt ready to commit lol
Yea it is. And it stays open about 22 hours a day. I was feeding but not as much now and it's still doing real well. Was a little pricey but it was worth it.
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Something u recommend for a sw beginner?
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Old 08-02-2011, 03:14 AM   #16
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Gotta put my 2 cents in. I also have a single Dendrophyllia and it's beautiful. Mine stays open as well. I feed it bits of raw shrimp and scallops. That way it doesn't pollute the tank. U need to train them to open during the day. Otherwise they're only open after lights out. It's easy to do. I even give mine a couple spectrum reef pellets occasionally. But only after they've soaked in water to soften them a little.
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Again been thinking about my future SW nano 20 gal! Yet again I'm attracted to something that seems difficult just like I was with the mandarin, I have been researching and decided to keep a space for when my tank is well established and iv added a fuge. But back to topic iv seen the Sun Coral and it looks great I really want one, does anyone have one and how hard are they to feed and train to stay open in light?? I must have one lol!
I HAD an Orange one and a black one. I tried to feed them both and keep them healthy but wasn't successful. I tried for months and they slowly depleted. I went with a dendrophyllia instead. Still non photosynthetic but even cooler. Had mine now over a year and its huge. Here's a pic of it.
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It's not a anemone is it? How do you and what do you feed them and still you have to train to stay put I'm day I'm believing? I can't find much info on these dendrophilia things??
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They're not anemones, although people mistake them for anemones. They won't bother ur fish. They're nocturnal by nature. That's probably why people don't have much success with them. They're not feeding them when they're open at night. U train them by putting a tiny morsel on top of them when they're closed up. They get a taste and put a feeler out. U gradually increase the amount of food depending on how much they open and consume. I've done it this way and mine is growing and healthy. It's a very easy coral to care for if u just take a little time. It's pretty fascinating
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Can you feed bits of raw prawn, is that the same as a shrimp?
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