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Old 08-24-2008, 07:33 PM   #1
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Hi everybody!!! Five days ago i bought sun coral<really big have like 50 flovers> The only problem is it stays close all the time in my display tank. When i take him out and put him in my one gal. bowl to feed then it opens and look great. After i put him back to the tank in half hour close up again. Does it need time or my lights are wrong<4-65W compact fluorescent> I don't think so,he does not feed by lights. I feed him with zooplex and brine shrimps. My water parameters.Salnity-1.024 amonia 0 nitrite 0 nitrate 10 calcium 500.

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I don't have a sun coral, but from what I understand, most stay closed during the day. They open up at night and when you feed them. They are non-photosynthetic so they don't need good lighting and like it better in dim/less lit areas.
Yours probably opens up then because of the food in the water plus it's not as bright as in the tank.

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How, what, and when do you feed? How often too?

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Mine would only open after you fed the tank.. At nite also as Larry said.
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I started feeding mine during the day by taking it out and putting it in a bowl. It seems to me that the more you feed it the more it will stay open. It doesn't stay open all the time during the day but when i was feeding it probably every other day it was much more likely to open up in the tank and stay open for a little longer. And as the others said it will open if you feed the tank at all and at night.
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