Originally Posted by joy13
I wonder how you tell if it likes a food or not?
From the article I am reading:
Even if you cannot positively identify the species of Goniopora
in your care, you can figure out what it may eat. When trying foods, it is important to note the difference between a stress reaction
and a feeding reaction.
If you target-feed with a syringe and are too forceful with the flow, the coral will quickly retract its polyps in defense. A polyp retraction in response to stress is quick and fluid, and often spreads across the whole colony. However, polyp retraction for feeding is slower and jerky. Some polyps will bend toward the food, retracting one side of the polyp in rhythmic pulses. The polyp will then sit there with its mouth on the food and eventually fully retract. There is often active pronounced tentacle curling as they capture food particles. Goniopora burgosi
has the most active tentacle curling of all the Goniopora
at Fin and Feather.