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Old 02-11-2010, 02:32 AM   #1
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Target feeding yellow polyps?

A few days ago I bought some green star polyps and some yellow polyps. So far the green stars have have been doing very well. Atleast they look very healthy. The yellow polyps seem to not be doing so well, a few of them anyway. A small amount seems to have died and shriveld up. While most all the others are looking well. I've read mixed reviews about feeding them. Some say you should target feed them while some say no and to let them naturally feed off from the water. What is really best for these guys? I don't want to lose them totally. I have a feeding syringe and some frozen brine shrimp, would it be worth anything to squirt a little on them?
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Could you give us a name for the coral not just 'yellow polyps'? Also please post a pic.
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Old 02-11-2010, 10:35 AM   #3
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There really should be no need to spot feed them. Our tanks are packed with corals and we only manually feed our sun coral and a few LPS.
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Could you give us a name for the coral not just 'yellow polyps'? Also please post a pic.
After doing some more research I believe the actual name for them is Parazoanthus gracilis. Here is a short vid of them in my tank.
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You don't need to target feed them, I have had mine for 8-10 months and never target fed them.
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As HN1 says, only specific corals need targeting and they are one of them. I only target my aneome and Trachyphyllias.
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As HN1 says, only specific corals need targeting and they are one of them. I only target my aneome and Trachyphyllias.
are or aren't?
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Sorry my bad typo.
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