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Old 06-11-2006, 04:10 PM   #1
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yellow colony polyp or sun polyp

hey all, just wondering about the care of the yellow colony polyp (liveaquaria.com) or the sun polyp (lfs).... would i need to suppliment feeding (liveaquaria says i would http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...cfm?pCatId=675), or is lighting enough?? lfs has some on a rock pretty cheap and thought i would check here.... TIA.
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The sun polyps require spot feeding. They are supposed to be moderate to difficult to take care of. They look really cool though. I'd go with the yellow colony polyp because they are easier to take care of. HTH
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thanks for the reply. the lfs is calling them yellow sun polyps, but on liveaquaria, they are yellow colony polyps (they look exactly like the ones on liveaquaria.com). so i can get them and suppliment once or twice a week? if so thats sweet cuz theyre only 10 bucks, whoo hoo!!

well i went ahead and got them, here is a pic after aclimating 3+hours...
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Those are yellow polyps, no to be confussed with the sun coral. Yellow polyps do not require any special feedings, just light left-overs at tank feeding time.
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Lando is right, those arent sun polyps. However you did get your self some yellow colony polyps for a pretty good deal! My lfs wont sell any if they are that small. They still will try to sell them for $40 and will keep that price that way until they grow to a lot more. You wont have to feed them anything like Lando said. I never feed any of my polyps anything just for them. I add cyclopeeze for my clam and for my other corals. The polyps just get whatever is floating around.
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well, i picked the small one out, just incase it didnt work out. the guy at the lfs tryed to talk me into a bigger and more expensive one, but i told him it was my first one and id be back if it worked out.....

thanks for letting me know not to suppliment they are doing well so thats good. yay!!! i am welcoming myself to the addiction of corals, hehe.
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I wanted to buy a small frag for $5 but i've heard they spread really quickly and could harm other corals in ur tank, just a FYI
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Here are the sun polyps. They do require target feedings
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ooohh, those are very pretty....
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I had a colony of the yellow polyps a few years ago, before my Emperor angel decided he liked to eat them.

Anyway, I did have to spot feed them brine once a week or so. My lighting was not quite stong enough for them at the time so that may be why they only seemed to be doing well if they got some brine. They didn't really even eat the brine, but mostly just the little bits of stuff in the juice, every now and then one would snag a whole brine shrimp. They did grow like crazy when I was doing this for them.
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