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Old 07-25-2004, 08:47 PM   #1
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Bubble coral

I recently acquired a bubble coral - plerogyra and I have been reading about it. Someone mentioned that it should be fed with brine shrimp, krill etc but am I meant to feed it directly like an anemone or just feed the water?

Someone also mentioned that the sting can be poisonious!!!!

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Old 07-25-2004, 10:33 PM   #2
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Some people can have an allergic reaction to the netocysts produced by any coral, but most don't even feel them, the bubble coral is no different. If you are a highly allergic person, you should take precautions and use shoulder length plastic gloves when working in your tank.

I never directly fed my bubble corals, they would grab and eat food when I fed the tank and they are photosynthetic, I never had an issue, and all the bubble corals I've owned have grown very quickly and very large.

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Old 07-26-2004, 09:57 PM   #3
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I feed mine a piece of krill every week or so when I remember, but like reefrunner said you dont need to directly feed them. So far i've never got stung and if I did...i never felt it

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You dont have to but I take a turkey baster and shoot some brine shrimp at my bubble coral once a week. So many corals in my tank I want to make sure. Have a good day
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