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Old 12-30-2003, 02:59 PM   #1
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hmmmm what to do...what to do... New coral

I bought a coral for my tank...but I am not sure how or what to feed it.... the LFS called it a brain coral, and who am I to argue with that... I will post a pic and any and all advice would be greatly appreciated...
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Loks like a lobophyllia brain coral, I see some tissue recession on the front right lobe. This coral will prefer a softer substrate than the LR, like your sand bed, it will prefer med to high light and low to med flow. It should except chunks of meaty foods like chopped shrimp, krill and silversides as well as blender mush.

The key to getting the tissue recession under control is going to be proper placement, good water parameters and feeding.
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I can't imagine trying to tackle this hobby with out this forum.... The expertise and knowledge is unsurpassed... thanks I will follow the advise and post an update in the future.....
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ok...this may be a really dumb question RR..but how do you 'feed' it?
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lightly brush the mouth with the meaty food and watch the feeding tentacles come out Then it's just a matter of giving the coral the food.
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I bought a coral for my tank...but I am not sure how or what to feed it.... the LFS called it a brain coral, and who am I to argue with that...
I would suggest picking up a copy of Eric Borneman's Aquarium Corals, too often the LFS will give mistaken information or false nicknames. Also, you will get the complete husbandry information to care for each coral and be able to determine if the coral is right for your tank.
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I will do that thank you.. I would assume that most online bookstores would carry the book?
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Amazon.com/Borders has it, and so does Barnesandnoble.com =]

How do you recommend getting the food to the coral, the long tongs I've seen people talking about? I think they have one in my LFS for turtles...would probably work for corals?
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Check Marinedepot.com for books. They are the cheapest i've ever seen anywhere..even cheaper than Amazon and way way cheaper than Barnes and Noble.
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