Duncan Coral

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  1. mikejrice

    mikejrice 3reef Affiliate

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    Duncan Coral

    Common names: duncans, whisker coral, daisy coral

    Difficulty Level: Duncans are very much like most LPS having a pretty good tolerance to most things. They do however thrive better with stable alkalinity and feedings.

    Feeding: Duncans are extremely aggressive eaters with very capable tentacles. They will easily catch and consume most food types including frozen, liquid and even pellets. Take care as their feeding aggression can sometimes be taken out on neighboring corals.

    Lighting (Level 3 to 5): Duncans will thrive in a wide range of lighting. As with most hard corals, bleaching is a concern, so always acclimate by starting them lower in the tank and slowly move them up to your desired location.

    Waterflow: Moderate to strong water flow is important.

    Placement: Duncans are very aggressive, so be careful to give them plenty of space.

    General: Duncans grow much faster with frequent feedings. They can be easily fragged like most euphyllia species by breaking heads off at the base of branches.
     
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  3. cosmo

    cosmo Giant Squid

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    nice write up, reminds me i need to get another. had a baby, but lost it due to hermits flipping it and me not noticing for a few days:(
     
  4. grinder37

    grinder37 Whip-Lash Squid

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    Ditto,just lost a two head frag same way :(,need to get another,awesome coral and nice write up Mike.
     
  5. reefer Bob

    reefer Bob Montipora Digitata

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    Cool video, I miss my Duncan's I had in my old tank. They grew really well & seem lively. Deff gonna be on my list for my new 55g.
     
  6. reefnJeff

    reefnJeff Pajama Cardinal

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    Here is a picture of my Duncan. To think I almost killed him. He looks better than ever now.
     

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  7. LoJack

    LoJack Sea Dragon

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    I love this coral ... and yet have never had the opportunity to own one. I never see them available in our area
     
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  9. LoJack

    LoJack Sea Dragon

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    oh ... and great video lol
     
  10. moondogg

    moondogg Astrea Snail

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    Gotta Love The Duncans!
     
  11. civiccars2003

    civiccars2003 Great Blue Whale

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    Great write up. For good measure, here's mine... ImageUploadedByTapatalk1365892565.461095.jpg
     
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  12. mikejrice

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    That's a sweet picture!