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Old 02-07-2010, 01:16 AM   #1
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I had a friend give me rock that turned out to have 4 sun coral polyps on it. I have had it for about a year and it is a pain in my butt. I only feed it. Everything else just eats then. The polyps are small and have slim bodies. When I got it they were just orange spots. So I have brought it back some what. How do you feed? Everything robs it when I feed. I have tried holding it to feed bit it won't eat. I have covered it but it seems to not get what I but on it. I don't know what to do. I like it and its difficulty. I would like to feel like it is thriving. When one polyp takes off another one falls behind.
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Whats a post without a pic. Sorry its blurry. Took at night because the coral is shy. I brought it out for pick with cyclopeze.
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Old 02-07-2010, 01:23 AM   #3
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That rock is about the size of your thumb. Yes your thumb.
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Here's a page on Sun Polyps. I don't know much about them. Sorry.
www.asira.org - Sun Coral (azooxanthellate)
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Old 02-07-2010, 07:55 AM   #5
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I believe most people who target feed use something to cover the coral (a dome type structure) so that the coral gets the targeted food. I've seen people use a 2 liter soda bottle cut in half, placed over the coral at feeding and then the food is forced through the spout.
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What the captain suggested is what most people use to keep the fish from taking food from them. They do become a pain because you have to target feed each individual head.
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How often are you suppost to target feed them?
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As long as they are alive. They are some of the few corals that do not get what they need from the lighting and water column.
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Mike, I beleive he meant how often do they need to be fed. Not sure but I believe it's once or twice a week.
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Mike, I beleive he meant how often do they need to be fed. Not sure but I believe it's once or twice a week.


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