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Old 12-29-2013, 07:19 PM   #1
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Duncan coral care...

Just picked up a nice piece. Do I need to feed this or do they get what they need from the water column?
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Old 12-29-2013, 09:37 PM   #2
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Both. It will survive on light/water column, but target feed to thrive.
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Old 12-30-2013, 01:35 PM   #3
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I picked one up a while back that only had like 3 heads on it and was finally able to target feed it and once I did that it finally started putting out more heads.
I target feed it Mysis and homemade fish meaty food as well but not to often.
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Mysis shrimp or coral smoothie , mine is growing pretty fast !! These are really cool corals !!
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Old 12-30-2013, 01:58 PM   #5
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Once a week? Twice a week?
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Old 12-30-2013, 02:20 PM   #6
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I feed mine once every other week. It grows like crazy. They don't need it though but it's fun to watch them eat and it is a pig
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Flaxon,
Duncans are great, easy coral to care for. With proper lighting, you don't need to feed them...though it is really cool to watch. I never feed mine. I have 2 different color variations side by side and don't feed them on purpose, though they sometimes get lucky when I broadcast feed my tank, and they grow like weeds. In a year I went from 2 heads on the one to...I think it is around 50 last I counted.
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The difference is if you feed them they will grow faster , you don't have to feed them but a little snack is always good right ?
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They will grow decently if you don't target feed. All they need is good lighting and the water column to grow.
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