Coral Feeding (in general)

Discussion in 'Coral' started by inwall75, Apr 13, 2009.

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  1. steve wright

    steve wright Super Moderator Staff Member

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    excellent post Inwall, very informative

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  3. PharmrJohn

    PharmrJohn The Dude

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    Excellent Curt. Thanks.
     
  4. aussiejodie

    aussiejodie Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    Coral ate our hermit

    Thanks for the info. We are very new to the world of marine and I only joined this site today after getting a lot of good information from you all over the past 12 weeks.

    We have been trying to determine if we needed to feed our corals anything other than Marine snow and last night we got our answer. The coral in the photo in pour family tank took a liking to our hermit crab last night. The hermit was crawling on him and then we noticed the coral seemed to grab him an move him towards his mouth. Within about 3 minutes the hermit was swallowed, shell and all! Then to our amazement, the coral spat out the shell will the skeleton of the hermit:-X Not picking this one up with my hands anymore;) Hope you can see the picture.
     
  5. Bruce

    Bruce Giant Squid

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    Do you know if marine snow has an expiration date? I have had mine for... some time... and yeah... hah
     
  6. Pelado

    Pelado Montipora Digitata

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    Awsome info. Thanks for the thread ;D
     
  7. spsreefer

    spsreefer Astrea Snail

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    Great info I've been using fuel for all my sps and they are loving it.
     
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  9. blackraven1425

    blackraven1425 Giant Squid

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    Thanks for linking these articles, Borneman tends to be a good read.

    Well, I imagine that's looking at corals in the context of the entire ocean, rather than in the area where they live. Reefs tend to be pretty well packed with corals, but then you have giant expanses of ocean with nothing in them.

    I'd be much more interested in a statistic that was corals per amount of water within a given reef biotope, and then narrowed down to a given zone (the flat, lagoon, surface, face, etc.), rather than over the whole ocean.
     
  10. inwall75

    inwall75 Giant Squid

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    Good job Blackraven,

    Digging into Coral Reef Zonation. That's a fun journey that will challenge many things you used to think. Example....all Acropora need massive flow and high lighting. Well, if you're digging into this, you know that's not true don't you? Dallas Warren did a good hobbyist article on this but there are many others. OZ REEF - Coral Reef Zonation

    However, you're not likely to find the statistics you're seeking.
     
  11. Pisces ll

    Pisces ll Plankton

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    My first coral looks like a light pink Kenya tree, sort of. They said it was a candy cane but no way compared to the pictures i have seen. What do I feed it and how often? and how long before it gets happy after the move?
     
  12. Zoban

    Zoban Skunk Shrimp

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    Would really need a pic to be certain as Kenya and Candy Canes are no where close to the same coral.

    CandyCane.
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    Kenya Tree
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