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Old 11-12-2006, 01:04 PM   #1
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brain coral question ??

I gonna go to a fish store in a little bit and I want to buy brain coral.
Is their anything I should know like taking care of it or anything else.
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Yes they do better on the substrate. They are very hardy and I think quite nice looking. Here are mine





The purple ones are a little hard to find but green and red ones are plentiful

ALso some info

http://www.fantasyreef.com/database/...d=5&item_id=27

http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...cfm?pCatId=437
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Old 11-12-2006, 02:43 PM   #3
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thanks Ill pick one up today
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I put iodine in my tank for shrimp can that bother the Brain?
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my tank for now is a 60g with a little live sand and then just play sand I got 80 pounds of live rock now I have a wet dry with no bio balls and a protein skimmer and uv steralizer I have power compacts 260 watts I have 1 damsels 1yellow tang 1 flame angel one yellow strip maroon clownfishand and a feather duster and a bulb anemones that the clown lives in and colony polops and some kenya tree corals and 2 fire shrimp snails and hermit crabs and some other crabs

i just got a 40g with like 6 inches of live sand and it is loaded with corals and inverts it was given to me by a friend she had it for 3 years there is a brain coral wellsophyllia and a platygyra brain worm coral green striped mushrooms and red mushrooms yellow colony polyp and button polyp and some type of hard coral not sure what it is also alot of kenya tree oh ya and 2 giant star fish
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I dont think so but PWC`s will replenish any iodine needs you have. I have shrimp,hermits, crab and Lobster and it takes care of my needs. If you are dosing I would under dose and test for.
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Anything, except Trachyphyllia, was easy to me: Scolymia, Cynarina, even Symphyllia and Lobophyllia. Is there any secret to keep Trachyphyllia alive, other than MH and feeding?
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I dont believe MH`s are needed fot them and I dont feed mine.

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I dont believe MH`s are needed fot them and I dont feed mine.

http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...cfm?pCatId=429
What do you do then, for a successful keeping?

I also don't have MH, PC only, didn't feed for a some time, then tried to feed (and another trachyphyllia in opposite order), they are not eating. Water parameters (measurable ones) are good, carbon is weekly changed.
What else could I try?
Again, all other LPS corals are fine in the same tank.
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Liveaquaria says "It does not require additional food to maintain its health in the reef aquarium, but it will feed on micro-plankton or foods designed for filter feeding invertebrates."

I do feed my coral DT`s phytoplankton. I do no additional feedings though I have heard of others feeding . You will need something to cover the brain if you do as the fish will get it before he does. Some people use something like a clear two litre coke plastic bottle to cover the brain till he eats. Just cut the bottom out. But as I said I have not fed anything but plankton in the five years I`ve had my green brain.
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Wetwebmedia and the general web search give information, quite different from liveaquaria. More like zooplankton around 1/2" pieces and finely chopped meaty pieces of seafood. Examples are http://www.wetwebmedia.com/trachyreproart.htm and http://www.wetwebmedia.com/trachyphlliidae.htm

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