Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 07-09-2011, 04:06 PM   #11
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Austin,tx
Posts: 1,699
I would only use mysis or cyclopeez. Brine has low nutirents compared to other foods. More of a treat.
__________________

__________________
Bige is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2011, 09:33 PM   #12
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Gregcoyote's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Columbia, Missouri
Posts: 8,321
As I said, if you can keep it up, it may work out fine. You can fortify the brine shrimp if you are raising them (not frozen).
__________________

__________________
Gregcoyote is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2011, 10:16 AM   #13
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
carey's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Deltona, Florida
Posts: 20,962
So I've had the sun polys for a couple weeks now and I;m not sure its doing well. :-(

I have them off to the side without direct light and have fed them every other day but now they haven't been "blooming". Are they supposed to fully open everyday? Or is that only when they are hungry?
__________________
180g Reef - 60g Rimless Reef -90G FOWLR- 125g Malawi Cichlids- 40b REEF- 34g Fresh Planted-working on- 20L FOWLR- working on
I have a mix of many different saltwater fish amongst my tanks, but I love my Tangs most of all.
carey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2011, 10:20 AM   #14
SW REEF 18+ YEARS
Community Admin
 
melosu58's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 38,244
Mine would always open up about a half hour after I fed the tank. When you feed the tank check about that time afterwards and see if they are open.
__________________

SITE ADMINISTRATOR

You can view many of my fish and corals in my photo albums in my profile.

View my tank


AA Community Rules|AA TOS

Forums 101 - posting, accounts, basics
melosu58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2011, 10:22 AM   #15
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
carey's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Deltona, Florida
Posts: 20,962
Ok. cool. I've only been feeding the tank every other day since theres just one itty bitty fish and some inverts. I will try that tomorrow as I just fed yesterday.
__________________
180g Reef - 60g Rimless Reef -90G FOWLR- 125g Malawi Cichlids- 40b REEF- 34g Fresh Planted-working on- 20L FOWLR- working on
I have a mix of many different saltwater fish amongst my tanks, but I love my Tangs most of all.
carey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2011, 12:43 PM   #16
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
kay-bee19's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 801
Quote:
Originally Posted by carey View Post
..Are they supposed to fully open everyday? Or is that only when they are hungry?
They should bloom daily (typically at night as they usually nocturnal feeders). Mine would start to extend their feeder tentacles about 30min prior to end of the photo-period.

What have you been feeding them?
__________________
Rift Lake and Reef tanks.
kay-bee19 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2011, 02:17 PM   #17
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
carey's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Deltona, Florida
Posts: 20,962
Mysis, brine and some suspension coral food. I try to stay with the mysis though as people have said that has the best nutrition.
__________________
180g Reef - 60g Rimless Reef -90G FOWLR- 125g Malawi Cichlids- 40b REEF- 34g Fresh Planted-working on- 20L FOWLR- working on
I have a mix of many different saltwater fish amongst my tanks, but I love my Tangs most of all.
carey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2011, 05:32 PM   #18
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Gregcoyote's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Columbia, Missouri
Posts: 8,321
Are they eating when you feed them?
They should deploy daily.
__________________
Gregcoyote is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2011, 06:31 PM   #19
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
carey's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Deltona, Florida
Posts: 20,962
I feed them with tweezers, lol, each polyp thats open gets one piece.
__________________
180g Reef - 60g Rimless Reef -90G FOWLR- 125g Malawi Cichlids- 40b REEF- 34g Fresh Planted-working on- 20L FOWLR- working on
I have a mix of many different saltwater fish amongst my tanks, but I love my Tangs most of all.
carey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2011, 09:30 PM   #20
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Gregcoyote's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Columbia, Missouri
Posts: 8,321
Man, that's dedication Carey. I am impressed. I thought raising baby parrots was a pain...
In the wild they inhabit areas of low current generally, like the insides of ship wrecks. They seem to feed on the "soup" that flows thru the wreck. I haven't tried to keep them in a aquarium setting, but I think it may be time for live Rotifers or enriched baby brine shrimp. I don't think they will eat frozen or dried plankton, but I am sure there are answers put there. Good luck. I attached a shot of a bunch of wild ones I saw one night.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-3815328858.jpg
Views:	122
Size:	65.5 KB
ID:	44884  
__________________

__________________
Gregcoyote is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
coral, light, polyp, polyps

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:15 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.