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Old 10-04-2012, 06:16 PM   #1
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Sun Coral Coming out

I have had a sun coral for about a week I feed it Brine, with a pop bottle over it and this is the most the heads come out, is this normal? It's shaded low flow not sure what else to do to get the heads out!

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Old 10-04-2012, 08:25 PM   #2
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Feeding it will not help, unless the heads are fully exposed.
Does it come out more at night?
Check it out at night, to see if the heads fully extend.
Until it gets used to your feeding schedule, you may need to feed it at night. After a little while, it will get used to your schedule, and open up in anticipation of the food going into the tank.
I've had mine about 2 years, and it knows when food is coming.
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Old 10-06-2012, 06:59 AM   #3
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Yeah, mine used to only come out after 1AM. Got tired of feeding it at that time of day, so over course of 3 weeks or so, I finally have it coming out at around 7-8pm. Much better.
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Long time owner of one similar in size. Those heads look like they were underfed for a while before you got it. Should be double that size. Take the juice from two cubes of B shrimp, turn off all flow and gently blow the juice only on the heads. Wait 15 min till they are full extended and feed it shrimp and other large chunks of meaty goodness.....they can eat a ton when healthy. Gently feed! Very hearty, just need to feed chunks.
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Old 10-07-2012, 01:56 PM   #5
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Long time owner of one similar in size. Those heads look like they were underfed for a while before you got it. Should be double that size. Take the juice from two cubes of B shrimp, turn off all flow and gently blow the juice only on the heads. Wait 15 min till they are full extended and feed it shrimp and other large chunks of meaty goodness.....they can eat a ton when healthy. Gently feed! Very hearty, just need to feed chunks.

When you say fully extended do you mean with flowers out?
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Yeah. You will know. The polyps get really inflated, and sticky
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:59 PM   #7
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I have tried all sorts and seen the flowers out just that the heads get bigger
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Old 10-07-2012, 03:52 PM   #8
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Check my album out. I had one for a while it would only come out at night, I trained it to come out during the day. It did very well! I have it to my LFS because I wanted to do a brain garden.

Try feeding during the day so it will "learn" to come out at that time. It can be done.
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Done what has been suggested and this is as far as they come out....

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Old 10-07-2012, 04:48 PM   #10
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Done what has been suggested and this is as far as they come out....
Do the tentacles (flower part) ever come out fully?? Have you checked with a flashlight at 1-2 AM? If they NEVER come out fully, that's not looking too good. They have to come out more so it can eat.
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