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Old 05-31-2012, 12:07 PM   #11
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You dont need to spot feed any of those corals if you are doing your weekly water changes. They will get what they need from the salt mix. Not saying you can't, saying you dont need to.
Agreed, but spot feeding produced faster growth. For example, i have not fed this Duncan in 2 months. It took only 2 weeks of brine shrimp, and a head is starting. Thanks to everyone who pointed that out!
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Ok so what do ifeed my corals if i want to spot feed them? Frozen foods?
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Ok so what do ifeed my corals if i want to spot feed them? Frozen foods?
Mysis is good.
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Ok how about phyto plankton? I have mysis too so ill try that
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I like to use live Phyto, Cyclopeze, Mysis, and H20 Life frozen Coral food. Mixing up the blend, each time I feed. Always spot-feeding.
Some say you don't need to feed at all, but it is dependent on the type of coral and how much light you have.
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One thing to consider when you are feeding corals is the food that you are actually putting into the tank. Excess nutrients in the tank can and will cause issues like algae for one thing. I do not feed my corals at all, well, maybe once a month i feed some mysis to my duncan but thats it. I have had stupendous growth out of most of my corals, the duncan was only 1 head and is now up to like 15 or more, in less than a year.

The more gunk and stuff you add to the tank the more water changes and maintenance you will have to do.

There are some corals like a sun coral that NEEDS to be fed since it is not photosynthetic but those corals are kinda far and few inbetween.

My advice is to keep it simple, easier and works just fine in my experience.

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One thing to consider when you are feeding corals is the food that you are actually putting into the tank. Excess nutrients in the tank can and will cause issues like algae for one thing. I do not feed my corals at all, well, maybe once a month i feed some mysis to my duncan but thats it. I have had stupendous growth out of most of my corals, the duncan was only 1 head and is now up to like 15 or more, in less than a year.

The more gunk and stuff you add to the tank the more water changes and maintenance you will have to do.

There are some corals like a sun coral that NEEDS to be fed since it is not photosynthetic but those corals are kinda far and few inbetween.

My advice is to keep it simple, easier and works just fine in my experience.

good luck!
And for this reason, I use an eye dropper and put 1-2 pieces of brine directly into its mouth! Good info Carey!
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