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Old 06-14-2003, 11:27 PM   #11
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I am gonna have to pick up some of the kent zooplex. Would they extend if I put some DT's phyto in the cup with them?
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Old 06-15-2003, 05:41 AM   #12
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You can try it but I doubt the phyto will induce the poylps to open. They prefer meat. I'd try a little clam juice or a small piece of shrimp in the bowl with it at first.
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Ok, thanks.
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Old 06-15-2003, 03:14 PM   #14
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If I may suggest changing your feeding to a blener mush it will greatly help all the kinds of microscopic feeders in your tank. The use of a blender mush will allow you to feed your whole tank (top to bottom)at one time, that and you can customize the mix to what animals you keep. I keep several difficult species (ie: feather star, sun polups, sea fans and so on) and have never target feed them, yet they strive. When feeding corals it mostly depends on the particle size and not so much on the type of food ( as long as it has the basic energy requirements they need) again with the mush you get particle sizes that range from fish size to criterr size to coral size.


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Old 06-16-2003, 01:29 AM   #15
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That's true. I use the blender mush recipe for my other tanks. This coral was nearly starved to death which is why I have been feeding it by itself. I hope, if the recovery continues, that it will be able to fend for itself in the future. I may have it spoiled though...I kinda enjoy feeding it.
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Old 06-16-2003, 02:16 AM   #16
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non-photosynthetic

I just am turned away by the non-photosynthetic bit.[/quote]

What do you mean by non-photosynthetic?

Is he refering to a sunflower coral or aka flower pot?

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The Sun coral (tubastrea) is an ahermatypic coral meaning it doesn't contain symbiotic algae and is unable to use light as a means to feed itself. It relies on plankton to be caught in it's tentacles for all it's energy. Hence the term non-photosynthetic. The tubastrea can be found as deep as 100' in some places. In the aquarium, they must be fed meaty foods to ensure long term survival.
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Well, the two smallest polyps on the little rock came out last night, I am gonna try feeding them again tonight after I get that zooplex. I am gonna keep you guys posted. Thanks a ton logan.
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I got zoo plex and am about to attempt to feed them
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