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Old 10-25-2012, 06:43 PM   #1
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Duncan help

I just got a Duncan a few days ago, it's looking great!! How often can I target feed and what are my options to feed? Here it is...
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Old 10-25-2012, 06:48 PM   #2
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Nice duncan! I had one like it and loved it. You don't actually need to feed it at all, just make sure it is getting enough light. I'd say it is since it looks so happy. Maybe once a week if you want to feed it something small. I used to feed mine once and awhile just because it was cool to watch.
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Old 10-25-2012, 07:56 PM   #3
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Nice duncan! I had one like it and loved it. You don't actually need to feed it at all, just make sure it is getting enough light. I'd say it is since it looks so happy. Maybe once a week if you want to feed it something small. I used to feed mine once and awhile just because it was cool to watch.
What did you feed it?
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A piece of mysis shrimp.
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Old 10-25-2012, 08:24 PM   #5
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Drop a couple mysis or brine shrimp on it..... but do so sparingly. I feed my corals a little bit once a week, and it does help their color & growth, but overdoing it is bad for the phosphates.
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Old 10-25-2012, 08:52 PM   #6
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Very nice Duncan!!!
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Old 10-25-2012, 08:59 PM   #7
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Can it eat anything other than brine?
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Awkwardly, I found that the Duncan will grow larger if you don't feed. I believe this is because of its branching style of growth. If you feed shrimp, etc, it will stay content. But if you let it filter from the tank, it will grow more heads to support the colony. Just my 2 cents.

15 heads in 6 months on my ORA purple Duncan.
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Awkwardly, I found that the Duncan will grow larger if you don't feed. I believe this is because of its branching style of growth. If you feed shrimp, etc, it will stay content. But if you let it filter from the tank, it will grow more heads to support the colony. Just my 2 cents.

15 heads in 6 months on my ORA purple Duncan.
This has two visible heads and one more starting in the back, and possible another, to early to tell.

What type of Duncan is this do you know? I'm still new to this hobby
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Old 10-26-2012, 11:26 AM   #10
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You know, I have researched plenty into identification and I have never came across specific Duncan species. I know a lot about them do to them being, IMO, the easiest LPS coral to keep.

With that said, I do see a difference between An everyday Duncan and an aquacultered ORA Duncan coral. In ORA, you generally will have a purple skirt. I think there are many morphs out there, I would say you have a normal Duncan, and I would be willing to bet that the darker lines in your coral will eventually turn all green. It is a nice piece and I would make sure you hold on to it!
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