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Old 02-15-2012, 09:42 PM   #11
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So, the LFS got one hammer and the guy that works there bought it. I got this instead. He said he is going again next week and will get one for me.



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I know it is a plate coral and the care instructions from LA. Anyone want to volunteer some information?
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Plate corals, or fungia are easy. Low/ med light and just enough flow to blow its tentacles a bit. Then spot feed it when you feed your fish. It has superb prey capture abilities as those tentacles are super sticky.
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Old 02-15-2012, 11:47 PM   #13
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So I should start feeding the brine with a syringe and hit the plate with it? Do I need to aim it at the mouth. I assume it is the mouth that is the split in the center of the plate? I have given it a dose of microvert tonight. I put it in a syringe and give just a partial squirt to each coral. Am constantly learning about corals right now. I am more interested in the corals now than fish. I have a pair of percula clowns, algae benny and a hectors goby. I may add one more fish later, but it is the corals that interest me right now!
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No, don't aim for the mouth just into the tentacles. They will then move it to the mouth, it's good to watch!
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