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Old 04-21-2008, 07:59 PM   #1
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Target Feeding question

Hi I am a newbie and am quickly becoming addicted to finding info about my new pets. I have a sun coraL and I am wondering what is the best (easiest! or is that even possible?) way to target feed. I have him in a cave like setting that I was told they like. My sun coral was a nonresearched addition to my tank and I have learned not to do that now, as they are for experienced people and not newbies -- oops

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Betsy - here is a link to another thread about sun corals. He talks about how he uses a 2 L pop bottle to target feed his sun coral. I've heard of others just using a turkey baster (new and cleaned) and others who remove the coral from the main display for a short period and put it in a bowl with the main tank water and target feed it there.
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Old 04-22-2008, 11:53 AM   #3
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If you do it right and have the time devoted to be able to feed them regularly they are not a hard coral to keep persay. When i first got mine for the first week i would take it out into a small tupperware container filled with tank water and made sure every polyp got fed. After about a week or so the coral learned to open all my itself whenever there was food in the tank. The above method that pat posted is a pretty common one with the 2 liter. Many people use that method in conjunction with phyto-feast and mysis with great results. how about some pics?
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Old 04-24-2008, 01:53 PM   #4
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Thanks everyone all of this is very helpful!

Do you feed every day?

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Old 04-24-2008, 02:12 PM   #5
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I only feed mine a few times a week. Every two or three days. I just feed mine with a syringe minus the needle.
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Old 05-03-2008, 10:54 AM   #6
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It takes time, but I target feed the polyps of my sun coral mysis shrimp one by one with a tweezer.
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Hello everyone,

This is all so helpful!

When you say you feed it with tweezers do you mean a special kind of tweezers. I have the long big ones that I got at the pet store. They are rather clunky and hard to coordinate. Do you take it out of the tank and put it in a container to feed it?

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Regular tweezers from the cosmetic or make up section at the store and feed invidual polyps like a bird feeding its chicks.

It's fed in the tank, though when I first got it I removed it from the tank and fed it in a bowl.
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One more question.

What do you feed them?

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Old 05-03-2008, 05:56 PM   #10
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Mysis, krill, roe, minute shrimp or fish chunks, etc.
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