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Old 11-24-2004, 03:35 PM   #11
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Bouch - they look like sun corals to me.

I've read that you can train them to open up when the lights are on by feeding them during those times.

I've heard the frozen cyclop eeze is a good food source they will accept.
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Old 11-24-2004, 04:18 PM   #13
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Yup, yours is a sun coral as well. You can train them to come out during the day. Mine do when I add water or do a water change and stir things up. They also will if they detect a food source. This is not a colonly coral, they are individual corals living together, so each one needs to be fed in order to survive.
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I agree as well, what you have is a sun coral. Very good advice ^
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Thanks for the advice everyone... I keep them in the shade and they seem pretty content where they are and are open most of the time, even during the day.

A couple other unrelated questions though. I tend to have few problems keeping my corals alive, with the exception of cynarinas for some reason. I typically place them low in the tank w/ low-moderate water flow. I tried once, on someone's advice, placing it high in the tank b/c he told me it likes more light, but that didn't work either. As soon as it hits the water, the tentacles come out for a while, it never opens, and eventually dies. Any suggestions?

Also, I just got a great looking blue-tailed wrasse a couple of days ago. I have only seen him at night, so I'm assuming he stays buried while the light is on. Does this pass once he becomes more accustomed to the tank, or is there anything I can do to help the situation? Thanks again.
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You can leave the sun coral in the shade as long as it is in a place with high flow. There natual spot in reefs is under over-hangs and in cave opendings. In a tank, however, this type of positioning is not ussually possible as you want it in an area of high flow. Med to high light will not hurt this coral, but it may be happier in low to moderate light.
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