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Old 03-22-2012, 08:25 PM   #1
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?? About my coral

Does anyone know what my coral is doing?

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Old 03-22-2012, 08:32 PM   #2
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If your asking about the white star-shaped polyps coming out of it, it is feeding. How long have you had it?
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Old 03-22-2012, 09:15 PM   #3
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Old 03-22-2012, 10:28 PM   #4
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They will come out when its feeding and I see a lot of gorgs with them out all day. Just male sure algae doesn't build up on him if it does blow it off
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Old 03-22-2012, 10:31 PM   #5
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Gorgs?
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Old 03-22-2012, 10:33 PM   #6
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Gorgonians typically don't do well in aquariums, or at least they are harder to keep than most. They require phytoplankton to survive, and good water flow. I've tried a few different types and they've never lasted more than 6-8 months, and at the time I fed live phyto every 3 days. Definitely keep it algae free, and it does need some light. Good luck
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Ya that might not end too well. Phyto feeding gorgs are very very diffucult to keep alive, some are not photosynthetic at all.
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Old 03-23-2012, 11:36 PM   #8
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Yeah the non-photosynthic ones are hard for experts alike but u should be able to keep the one u have. I believe its photosynthic but theydont have any defense mechanisms to fight algae so if u keep that off them u should be alright alng with high flow. Pretty much pointed at it if u have a controller to keep it from being a constant laminer flow
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Try feeding it phyto and baby brine shrimp.
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