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Old 05-23-2012, 12:07 PM   #1
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Sun polyp question

Purchased a sun polyp about 6 wks ago- I have not seen it open fully. I have tried mysis and I've only seen it open just a little. H20 is perfect according to test kit and temp is 79- ish during daytime. I supplement with liquid reef and is placed in the shade. The test kit says that phos's are good but I have a small bit of algae that the snails usually take care of.
How do I get her to eat & what are the signs that things are going downhill.
On a brighter note- the Xenia I purchased with the S/P is growing & spreading.
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Old 05-23-2012, 12:08 PM   #2
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Old 05-23-2012, 12:22 PM   #3
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I would shut down all flow, baste it with some food, wait 10-15 min. The presence of the food should trigger it to open more. Then feed it some moe.
Also I would make sure that there is enough space for it to open without rubbing on the rocks. This could be why it's not opening fully. Hard to tell from pic if there's enough room or not. Good luck with it.
If you get in a routine with feeding it, same time of day all the time, it will get trained to open at that time, to receive food. It should also be fed at least every other day.
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I would shut down all flow, baste it with some food, wait 10-15 min. The presence of the food should trigger it to open more. Then feed it some moe.
Also I would make sure that there is enough space for it to open without rubbing on the rocks. This could be why it's not opening fully. Hard to tell from pic if there's enough room or not. Good luck with it.
If you get in a routine with feeding it, same time of day all the time, it will get trained to open at that time, to receive food. It should also be fed at least every other day.
Doing it right now. It's opened some but not a whole lot
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Have you ever checked to see if it's open at like 3am? Mine usually opens most of the night.
Doesn't have to be that late, but at least a few hours after lights out.
Being non- photosynthetic, mines usually closed most of the day, until daylights have been off for awhile. With only the blues on, it starts to open up. That's also when I normally feed it too, every other day with Mysis and Cyclopeze. Cyclops is mainly for other corals, but they all get fed at once, target of course.
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I've checked all night and it never fully comes out. Hmmm...
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Mine would come out only at night also, I started target feeding during the day, I cut the bottom of a Dixie cup and I would place it over the coral and use a baster to feed. It opens during the day now for a little while but still mostly at night. I've learned patience will win this one and it has for me.



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Mine would come out only at night also, I started target feeding during the day, I cut the bottom of a Dixie cup and I would place it over the coral and use a baster to feed. It opens during the day now for a little while but still mostly at night. I've learned patience will win this one and it has for me.
I'm so jealous!
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I'm so jealous!
Nah... You'll get there. It just takes time. You'll see!
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It's so difficult for me to feed them since my tank is so tall. Guess I'll have to buy long instru's
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