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Old 02-21-2006, 08:36 PM   #1
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Colt Coral care

woohoo - My shipment from saltwaterfish.com came in this morning

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1 colt coral (Great purple color..I am excited)
When i did my initial research about the colt, most information led me to believe that intentional feedings are not required. I just saw a website that suggested that feedings would be beneficial. Now i am confused.

Any advice?

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I have had a colt coral for eight years and never fed it intentional. They feed mostly from light and whatever is in tank. It will be OK.
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What lighting do you have on the 37? I have never fed mine either, I do feed the tank phytoplankton every week. They do grow big and fast in the right conditions so don't be suprized if it out grows your tank..
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Mine took over the right side of my 175 bow, it was never fed anything extra.
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I just got a coralife fixture with 2x65 PC and lunar LEDs.

My open brain has been really thriving under the new light, so I am pretty excited about what the colt will do.

I have heard that the colt's can grow crazy fast and take over. Right now I have him placed on a rock at the bottom right of the tank. its been about 4 hours since I finished aclimation and it is starting to really open up.

Gonna hate going back to work on Monday...hehe

thanks all.

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