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Old 12-03-2007, 07:19 PM   #1
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Button Corals

I just got a button corral frag at a fairly high quality SW only LFS in our area. The person helping me said they eat zooplankton. All I have right now is phyto plankton. Will they be ok on that?
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Old 12-03-2007, 10:22 PM   #2
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Not sure what you call a button coral, could be a zoanthedea or palythoa. Regardless, what do you have that you need to feed phytoplankton and how much are you using?
This may be related to your other post on cyano.
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Old 12-04-2007, 07:55 AM   #3
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is this what you have button coral
it is a LPS it should take pieces of frozen mysis ,cyclopeeze
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Old 12-06-2007, 10:55 AM   #4
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No. i think it's this: http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...cfm?pCatId=670
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Old 12-06-2007, 01:09 PM   #5
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They just filter feed , they will eat bits of cyclopeeze and oyster eggs when I add them ...They do not need the phyto
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Can I get away without feeding anything extra besides what they pick up on their own?
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Old 12-06-2007, 02:34 PM   #7
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Yes you can get by without feeding them anything extra. Most people don't feed their palythoas. I know I don't and they are growing like mad. You should be just fine. The phyto and zooplankton aren't really needed unless you have filter feeders that really need to be fed a lot.
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Old 12-06-2007, 02:40 PM   #8
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I got the phyto for a fanworm - was told it needed it. I've been using one extremely small drop weekly.
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