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Old 12-26-2010, 11:18 PM   #71
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Okay the time everyone has been waiting for the sun polyp! the first pic is mine but he isn't trained to come out during the day yes you have to drain the to come out lol so the second isn't mine but it is what it would look like when they come out so ya Oh and it is the orang thing in the middle this was the only pics that was small enough to fit. You can see the nucalear palys new home in the pic to =)
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Old 12-26-2010, 11:20 PM   #72
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That is all the pics for now... I am going to try to find a local dealer for a red mandarine but if not hello liveaquaria lol tell me what you think.
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if you put the sun coral in a shadowed area, that might help.
i would not put a mandarin in a 34 gallon tank. especially not a new one. i don't think there is nearly enough food for it.

and as for the "sunburst anemone", livestock is only worth what you are willing to pay for it. if people keep spending hundreds of dollars for something with a little extra color, they are going to keep the prices high.
if you just wait it out, the prices come down eventually.
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Old 12-27-2010, 10:07 AM   #74
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well i'd probably trust liveaquaria over a local dealer unless you knew them very well, i'm sure liveaquaria would give you a nice fat specimen, but obviously like X said unless you're gonna supplement pods or train it to prepared food i'd not put one in a 34G
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you might look into ORA mandarins. i have heard they release them after they've been trained to eat prepared foods. check with your local LFS (if you can trust them), and see if they have an account with ORA and can order one for you.
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Ya i will put it in a shaded spot i have a lfs that I can trust but don't carry red mandarines and don't account with ORA they said you had to sort of train it to come out beacause they said if you squirt some coral food on it it will come out to feed but it comes out during night so you have to put food on it during the day I am using rod's food. Do you think live aquaria could get a ORA red mandarine I have got special orders threw them before
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yeah they'll occasionally get a mandarin in the WYSIWYG section, but they seem to go fast. not ORA, but the same thing.

btw the sunburst is awesome! i don't see to many with tentacles out that far! he must've be huuuuungry!
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in the ocean, sun corals grow in shaded areas, not in direct light. this is why i mentioned to place it in a shadowed area. yes, you can train them to open in the day, but i don't think you are going to be able to do so in direct light, half way up the rock.

if it's not an ORA mandarin (the selling point of those is that they are already eating prepared foods)then it's not the same. i suggest against purchasing a mandarin that doesn't eat prepared foods for a 34 gallon tank. it's very likely to starve.
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Ya i moved the sun polyp down to a little shaded cave area and i can still see it I have got it to come out somewhat during the day but not completely
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in the ocean, sun corals grow in shaded areas, not in direct light. this is why i mentioned to place it in a shadowed area. yes, you can train them to open in the day, but i don't think you are going to be able to do so in direct light, half way up the rock.

if it's not an ORA mandarin (the selling point of those is that they are already eating prepared foods)then it's not the same. i suggest against purchasing a mandarin that doesn't eat prepared foods for a 34 gallon tank. it's very likely to starve.

sorry X, i meant to add that the ones they get on the WYSIWYG section are eating prepared foods, kinda big bit of info i left out haha

so if you're looking around there read the description where it states the size and if it is eating prepared, it'll say so
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