Suggestions for corals

Discussion in 'NPS Corals' started by Redside, Nov 19, 2009.

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  1. Redside

    Redside Astrea Snail

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    So, the wife loves the corals she has in her tank. She really loves the fact that she has to fed them by hand.:chef: The Sun polyp has gotten to where it opens up when the power head is turned off and really comes out with the pump turned off for feeding time. The Sun gets fed three times a week. She also gives each Yellow polyp a mysis shrimp each at the same time, for such small things they are pigs!! The Hammer just gets a dusting of mysis and seems to like it.

    The ? is what other corals would you folks suggest for her tank that require the same type of feeding? Never expected my sweet little wife to enjoy meat eating things in the tank, but go figure.:evilgrin:

    20g DT
    10g sump/fuge
    65w PC
     

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  3. jonjonwells

    jonjonwells Great Blue Whale

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    geinopora (bad spelling) or brains
     
  4. mikejrice

    mikejrice 3reef Affiliate

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    Flower pot corals need the same amount of attention. Try to stay away from the green ones though, as they rarely live.

    Duncan corals are the most amazing to watch eat IMO. The will catch the food right out of the water and move just like an anemone.

    Button polyps come in a lot of colors and will pig out just like the yellow polyps.
     
  5. UltimateWarrior

    UltimateWarrior Spaghetti Worm

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    Gorgonians are pretty cool looking, and a lot of them are non-photosynthetic. Tubastreas are cool too.
     
  6. Screwtape

    Screwtape Tonozukai Fairy Wrasse

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    Most LPS will eat meaty foods, scolymia, favia/favites, trachyphyllia, lobophyllia etc. Fungia are fun to watch eat because they pass the food from the edge down to their mouth with their tentacles.
    Some of them you may have to induce into feeding during the day by shutting off your pumps and setting some food on them then they will extend feeder tentacles and eat.
     
  7. Peredhil

    Peredhil Giant Squid

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    true dat. i enjoy feeding chunks of meat to my bubble coral, dendro, blastos and duncans.