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Old 10-21-2011, 09:25 AM   #11
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If you see the tubes open up, you should be fine.
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I think it will be fine there.
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Old 10-22-2011, 10:19 AM   #13
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Sun coral (tubastraea) are non-photosynthetic, so they require the feeding that the other posters suggested. This makes them different from other LPS's in which the providing of larger food items such as mysis is largely optional.

For success, feed as many of the polyps mysis shrimp (or other type of food) that you can several times (3x +)a week. Any sun coral polyps not contacted to the main coral body must be fed as well. It's this feeding requirement that makes them challenging to keep, but if they're well-fed they tend to do good.
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Sun coral (tubastraea) are non-photosynthetic, so they require the feeding that the other posters suggested. This makes them different from other LPS's in which the providing of larger food items such as mysis is largely optional.

For success, feed as many of the polyps mysis shrimp (or other type of food) that you can several times (3x +)a week. Any sun coral polyps not contacted to the main coral body must be fed as well. It's this feeding requirement that makes them challenging to keep, but if they're well-fed they tend to do good.
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Many people think that sun coral needs to be in a darker area but I dont think this is a proven fact mine is in very bright light and is out several hours of the day I try to feed mine at least once every other day It has learned when it is going to get fed because I put a little cyclopeeze in the tank and if it wasnt already out it will be in about 10 minutes
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I just fed my tank a mixture of myssis and coral frenzy (google of u haven't heard of it)

I spot fed the sun coral. Pleased to announce it has come out for the first time since I bought two days ago. Has now fed and looks happy.
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