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Old 02-08-2012, 06:43 PM   #1
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New Duncan

Just picked up this guy today. Anything special I should know maybe about placement feeding schedule and water flow?

I got it about mid tank right now with medium flow.



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Old 02-08-2012, 08:21 PM   #2
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Placement and flow seem ok. I would spot feed it 2 or 3 times a week.
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Old 02-08-2012, 08:25 PM   #3
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Yeah I was going to mysis and brine is what I have on hand.
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Old 02-08-2012, 08:26 PM   #4
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That's what I feed mine.
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Old 02-08-2012, 08:45 PM   #5
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Nice you have any pictures of yours and how quick did it grow? I have mine under 4 bulb t 5 ho fixture it sit about 10 inches from top.
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What you just said is almost exactly how I have my duncan. I have 2 different types in my tank, my newest looks just like that. Supposed to be a "whisker" coral...IDK if that is truely its name, but it is def different from my other duncan. The one, like yours, has a much larger head to it, fewer tentacles, and the kinda red/green coloration to it. My other, and first, is yellow/green with a smaller head, but many more and longer tentacles.

Either way, I feed them every other day small pieces of mysis shrimp. It is easy to thaw out the cubes in warm water. I toss some mysis infront of my power head for the fish and then handfeed both duncans. If I don't feed the fish prior they will try to steal it out from my duncans...pesky little buggers!
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Whisker coral is another name for duncanops. They look different depending on where they are collected, what lighting and flow...etc.
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Yeah so the way I see this one is how it will stay or will the heads get bigger or will the tenticals change? Just curious I like it anyway it comes.

Also should I try and feed it tomorrow seeing as how I got it today? How's the growth rate on these things also?
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It may change because of the new surroundings. these corals are photosynthetic and do not need target feeding. However, you can feed it immediately if you like. Growth will depend on your parameters.
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Alright sounds good my parameters should be kept stable ill be doing water changes every Sunday 10g my tanks 55g.
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