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Old 05-04-2012, 12:43 AM   #1
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New Flame angel and Sun coral

Got this guy for $38
Ive always wanted one but it was like $80 at my lfs

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Any tips on caring for the Sun Coral?
Read that yhey have to be feed daily
Is this correct?

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Old 05-04-2012, 12:51 AM   #2
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Awesome deal man. I love the flame. Would you mind updating on this thread about how he is in the reef? I am really considering one for my 66
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Old 05-04-2012, 02:04 AM   #3
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Beautiful!!
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Old 05-04-2012, 02:15 AM   #4
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Beautiful fish and coral! I've always wanted a sun coral but they're very pricey around here and seem to be a lot to take care of. I'm not sure how often you have to feed it but I know you have to spot feed each individual head
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Old 05-04-2012, 06:34 AM   #5
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Regular/daily feedings are required as it is non-photosynthetic.

http://www.advancedaquarist.com/2011/12/corals
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Old 05-04-2012, 04:21 PM   #6
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Very helpful article
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Old 05-04-2012, 05:17 PM   #7
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When I first got mine I heard 2 things. 1. feed daily. 2. feed every single polyp of they will die.

I feel after having one for almost a year and the other for 6 months that this isn't necessary. I feed mine every second day, sometimes third and never get every polyp.

My trick to get them out is to use one of the following in a turkey baster and just blast a little at it...

Phyto plankton
Coral Frenzy
The water from thawed mysis shrimp

Just suck a little up, squit it at the coral and it should "wake up". Then after 10 minutes start feeding.

You'll read all sorts of advice if you google about removing the coral and putting it in a bucket, they adding food to the bucket and letting it sit. This isn't necessary IMO. I've also read about cutting the top off a bottle and putting it in the tank. This works but I found it to a be a step that i really didn't need to do. As long as you can distract your fish away from it for a few mintues while it eats you should be fine.
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Congrats on your new additions!
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Yeah, I agree with Chin. I feed mine every other day with PE Mysis, sometimes more if I have time and see its extended. But usually every other day. I've had it about 14 monhs. Doesn't look quite as good as when I bought it, some of the outer polyps have deteriorated. But at the same time. It has new polyps forming in the middle, between heads. Idk if that's how they roll or what, but every other day seems sufficient.
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I purchase a Sun coral about a month ago. My fish are very greedy and aggressive, so I use the top half of a soda bottle method. (my cleaner shrimp really works hard to steal food from my sun coral). Animal -chin, do you also feed it mysis or only the liquid solution you described? Thanks!
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