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Old 04-05-2006, 09:36 PM   #11
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Looks like the open brain is bleached (lost its beneficial algae for one reason or another). The beneficial algae, or zooxanthelate (sp?) are how corals process light energy. Since this coral is obviously not getting nourishment from your lighting due to it's bleached state, I would say that it needs very regular feedings until it is able to regain its zoo's or it will starve to death.

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Old 04-06-2006, 11:12 AM   #12
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The reason why i said no to an anemone is because i dont want it cruising the bottom of my tank hitting all of my corals. My tank is only a 29gal so i dont have enough room to keep them that spread out. As far as feeding the open brain, what do i feed it and how? The pictures that i took of it dont do the colors justice for it. It is actually really bright neon yellow/green with the white/clear edges. I just put it in my tank a few days ago, so i dont think my lights have anything to do with that yet. Is there a good all around food to feed all of my corals that need to be fed?
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Old 04-06-2006, 11:14 AM   #13
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Cyclo-peez, Marine Snow, DT's Phtyo ... and I'm sure a couple others. But these are the best!
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Old 04-06-2006, 11:24 AM   #14
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Cool, thanks! How do i feed it to them? Just spot feed them or just let it flow in the tank? Sorry, I'm new to the coral thing.
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Old 04-06-2006, 11:51 AM   #15
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Well I usually take a baster full and GENTLY blast it towards them. or you can just let it flow!!!
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Old 04-06-2006, 01:21 PM   #16
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lol...alright then! I'll go pick some up tonight. how often should i feed them?
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I usually like feeding my open brain meatier foods such as the prime reef frozen cubes, ground mysis shrimp, or finely diced silversides along with the cyclopeez. Mine readily accepts and consumes very rapidly the more substantial foods. The only reason I like the meatier foods better than the cyclopez or marine snow is because these guys will accept very large portions and I don't want to fowl my water by simply trying to target feed (there's a lot of waste in target feeding these foods).

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I didnt know they ate that big of foods. I thought they just got what was in the water. I mean i know that they would eat the plankton and such but i didnt think silversides. do i have to spot feed every mouth on it or just make sure to spot feed the whole thing?
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Finely diced. No need to feed all the mouths. I usually just release the food slightly up current and let it drift across the coral. Dose a little bit and wait for it to respond with tentacles before you put a majority of the food in.
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Well i just got back from the LFS and got some bio-plankton and marine-plankton. They came in a two pack for $25! I didn't think that it'd be that expensive. Anyway i put one squirt in today and i will wait probably another week before i put another one in. I know what you mean about not liking them because they mess up the water. its kinda cloudy after i squirted it in. I'll just do a water change this weekend if it doesnt get better. Thanks for all the help!
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