Growing A Favia Coral

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  1. inwall75

    inwall75 Giant Squid

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    I would definitely try a larger food (frozen brine, frozen cyclopeeze, coral frenzy, Oyster Eggs, etc)
     
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  3. EasyMac

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    Holy ** :eek: :eek: :eek: lmfao :-X :-[ im soo sorry! its my damn phone's autofill!!! :angry: :devil: :rifle: I ment tentacles!

    I will give that a try! I barley see its mouth open, should i still try to feed it regardless?
     
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  4. N3MATOCYST

    N3MATOCYST Spaghetti Worm

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    classic. haha at work laughing about a coral's testicles lol
     
  5. norg.

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    Hahaha. Easy mistake. But a funny one. Thats for sure. I used to feed mine chopped up pieces of shrimp soaked in zoe and zoecon. (Its a Kent product, nutrient soak. Good stuff.) The color changed a decent amount. Very bright for being under 10k bulbs. If I were you I would place in the lower portion of your tank. Make sure to keep the calcium levels higher. I recently switched to Red Sea brand coral pro salt mix. I did a water change and my corals have shown great results. My favias and all lps corals really have really expanded noticeably. If you arent already using a salt mix especially for corals I would recommend switching to it if your wallet can handle the extra few bucks. Just my two cents.
     
  6. EasyMac

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    This is what I'm talking about. I never see it's mouth open or *tentacles* at all. Am I mistaking it? Is it not a favia? It just looks like a pretty piece of rock.

    At the store my LFS spot fed a favia he had and instantly you could see it's mouths opening up. My favia here literally seems like a piece of rock.
     

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  7. Va Reef

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    don't worry, it just made it even better ;)

    I used to feed mine frozen krill, they seemed to like it, there feederes would be out all day.
     
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  9. inwall75

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    In the beginning, you're not likely to see it open during the day. You have to train it. After the lights have been out at night for an hour or so (and the room is dark), put some type of coral food in the tank. (Not phytoplankton...it won't eat that). Wait about 15 minutes and you should see some polyps exposing the testicles (LOL). Gently blow some coral food on it with a turkey baster and some tank water. Each time you feed, move the time back 15 minutes. In a couple of weeks, you'll be able to feed even when there's lights on in the room.
     
  10. shoebox

    shoebox Bubble Tip Anemone

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    I go to a site called Tidal Garden and use there in put on placement and food and such. So far spot on. Just pick coral family and read.
     
  11. bsutton

    bsutton Feather Duster

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    I know this is an old thread but was looking up info on feeding favias... too freaking hilarious!
     
  12. DSC reef

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    LMAO!!! Try putting it next to a female favia.
     
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