Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > New Acquisitions
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 05-24-2008, 04:16 AM   #21
AA Team Emeritus
 
ryshark's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Southern California
Posts: 1,649
I picked up one of these frags too. I have been wanting one for awhile but all this talk about them recently made me do it.
Regarding the "spot feeding" how do you do this? I have been trying to do it with the turkey baster technique but if I give it a squirt it doesnt seem to catch anything. Its in a medium flow area of the tank. When I take my time and slowly squeeze the msyis out of the baster the acan grabs a piece but then my cleaner shrimp always steal the mysis from it. My third plan which I did tonight was to take the acan out, put it in a cup of tank water and then squirt the mysis in. This worked ok, but then I started thinking. If I keep taking the frag out it will never be able to spread onto the rock below it. Right?
Are any of you guys having good luck with growth and your acans? If so what technique are you using? Thanks.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1295.jpg
Views:	51
Size:	127.5 KB
ID:	13593  
__________________

__________________
ryshark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2008, 07:48 AM   #22
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
mr_X's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Fairless Hills, Pa.
Posts: 17,895
Send a message via MSN to mr_X
wait till night time when the tentacles come out. shut off all flow, and then put the food on the tentacles. i use a flashlight, and hit all my lps at the same time like this. then i leave the flow off for about 20-30 minutes, until they've taken the food in.

this is what they will look like at night-
__________________

__________________
thanks,
Doug
mr_X is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2008, 02:03 PM   #23
AA Team Emeritus
 
ryshark's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Southern California
Posts: 1,649
Wow, those are some serious tentacles. The one on the left looks like the tentacles from my brain coral at night. The Acan I have tentatcles' look more like the one on the right side of the picture. Do you have cleaner shrimp in your tank? My issues is that they steal the food. I always have to swat them away. I always thought cleaner shirmp were purely good and everybody should have a bunch of them. Now I see why not. I have 2-cleaner shrimp.
__________________
ryshark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2008, 06:20 PM   #24
AA Team Emeritus
 
cmor1701d's Avatar


 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Belle Mead, NJ
Posts: 7,814
Give the cleaners a shot of food in a corner of the tank to keep them busy, then feed the acans.

Great shot there Doug!
cmor1701d is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2008, 11:05 PM   #25
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Akron, Ohio
Posts: 85
Acans seem to catch food the easiest of all corals in my tank. Whenever I feed my tank they would gobble up at least 2-3 pieces per polyp. So I don't know about others that have these corals, but mine doesn't need spot feeding at all.
__________________
vietcu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2008, 11:16 PM   #26
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
mr_X's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Fairless Hills, Pa.
Posts: 17,895
Send a message via MSN to mr_X
yes. the cleaner shrimp are a real PITA! i have to keep shooing(sp?) them away.
__________________
thanks,
Doug
mr_X is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2008, 03:19 AM   #27
AA Team Emeritus
 
ryshark's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Southern California
Posts: 1,649
When I put food in the tank, not much of it even makes it down to the acan. Except for the millions of cyclops particles. I have always wondered it I am feeding me tank enough or not. When feeding Mysis shrimp forzen cubes, how much do you feed. For example I feed about 1/3 of a frozen cube of mysis to my 75gallon tank on days when I am feeding mysis. What does everybody else do?
__________________
ryshark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2008, 09:10 PM   #28
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
slush's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 136
wow ive always wanted an acan frag but ther always 100 plus dollars
Quote:
Originally Posted by mr_X View Post
wait till night time when the tentacles come out. shut off all flow, and then put the food on the tentacles. i use a flashlight, and hit all my lps at the same time like this. then i leave the flow off for about 20-30 minutes, until they've taken the food in.

this is what they will look like at night-
__________________
slush is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2008, 09:39 PM   #29
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
mr_X's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Fairless Hills, Pa.
Posts: 17,895
Send a message via MSN to mr_X
slush. give me a couple months. i'll hook you up for a third of that. no one should pay that kind of money for a frag.
__________________
thanks,
Doug
mr_X is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2008, 01:18 PM   #30
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
slush's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 136
wow really how much are you think? just pm.
__________________

__________________
slush is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
acan, frag, frags

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Red Acan quaqa88 New Acquisitions 7 04-05-2010 01:18 AM
Rainbow acan !! Phungcpu Archive 0 10-17-2009 03:06 AM
ACAN Questions goisles1 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 8 04-02-2009 08:45 PM
first acan!!! HoCkEyGmC New Acquisitions 12 12-02-2008 04:23 PM
Another new acan frag MsBeanCtr New Acquisitions 10 05-09-2008 03:42 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:16 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.