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Old 11-16-2003, 11:16 PM   #1
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Red chile up or down??

These are beautiful but strange little creatures. They are clearly a nocturnal animal which makes my flashlight views funner but I dont know how to place them. Up with the stock in the gravel or hanging down off a ledge. During the day they seem to melt on a ball and only come out to stand again at night. What is working for you. I am concerned about damage to the side that is down and touching gravel...
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what exactly is it? im curious lol do you have a link to any sites with it?
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I've been tempted to get one. What exactly does yours do at night?
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Interesting. Do you have a latin name for these?
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Old 11-17-2003, 10:28 AM   #5
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Sorry I was not more specific. The common name is strawberry chili or red chili. The offical name is caroltalcyon. There is a picture on the web page of the company I bought it from although not a good one & I have to run so I cant play right now. The address is aquacon.com/ss74.htm should take you right to it. They are cool & I would recommend one. During the day they shrink up but the color is still bright red. By night they get tons of little white blooms and puff up. I have had one for over six months the other I just got but he is huge...
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Old 11-17-2003, 10:35 AM   #6
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Red Chilis are non-photosynthetic, so you need to make sure you feed it when it is open. As with most non-photosynthetic corals, if you start feeding earlier and earlier...it may start opening up duing the day
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Thanks Kevin as always youve been more then helpful....I have never fed the poor thing. He got to be starved.. Ill start today. By the way, at your advise in an earlier forum I nuked my apistasia with lemon juice yesterday and this morning was able to pull their dead carci off my rocks. WOW that was fast...
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My Chili likes to hang upsidedown It kindof dangles during the day, and at night, it opens up. Practially doubles in size and starts to reach towards the top of the tank. I have tried moving it so always stands upright, but it doesnt like that, and always leans back over.
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Reefrunner says we are supposed to be feeding these guys. What and how often do you feed?? I feel bad mine have been neglected....
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Old 11-17-2003, 04:55 PM   #10
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The Chili coral is a meat eater so your best bet would be either blender mush or other small micron food, just use sparingly.

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