Originally Posted by michealprater
i read that you can feed sun polyps by simply putting finely ground food in a turkey baster and shooting it at them. i dont see how this would be much more difficult than caring for any fish. i mean, they both have to be fed right?
Or not so finely ground food. They are an LPS
coral and can eat larger bits of food. Where the work and experience comes in is making sure that each individual poly is fed, as well as enticing the coral to open. Most are reluctant to open when first placed in the tank, you must then find a way to stimulate them to open, so they will feed, they do not feed when they are closed. IME, I have found the biggest
difference between a successful reefer and an unsuccessful, is knowing gerneral care requirements, before
purchasing the animal, and then being able
to provide those requirements.
Originally Posted by Salty
Besides the Sun polyps are there anymore that your aware of?
Most of the non-photosynthetic corals will feed mostly at night, but the simple fact is that all the corals will feed when there is food in the tank. Corals and fish both are very adaptive creatures, and will quickly develop the Pavlov's dog response.