sun coral

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  1. wastemanagement

    wastemanagement Eyelash Blennie

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    HI gang,
    I am starting to take a interest in a piece of sun coral at my lfs I would appreciate anykind of info on these paticular corals ,
    I just understand that they need low light and low current and dirrect feedings,
    Does anyone have ongoing success with these corals
     
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  3. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    As long as you stick to this regime, the coral should be fine :) You cannot neglect this coral or it will let you know so :D
     
  4. Brandon1023

    Brandon1023 Fire Goby

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    BaxterS80 Pajama Cardinal

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    They do require direct feed and you must be sure to feed each individual polyp. They are absolutely beautiful and when their polyps are opened after the lights are out they will look like flowers. We feed ours small mysis and brine shrimp a 3 or times a week, and cyclop-eeze once a week. If they are not fed on a regular basis you will notice that the polyps will not open at night. If this happens just spray a little food around them for a couple of days to entice them to open. If they are hungry they may even extend their polyps during daylight. Since this coral lives under rocks and caves on the reef they do not require strong or direct lighting, however, they will thrive under most lighting.

    Here is our colony
     
  6. BaxterS80

    BaxterS80 Pajama Cardinal

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    Good article, Brandon,,,,8)
     
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    Camilsky Montipora Capricornis

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    It's truly amazing... Damn ! I wish I had one ... :goofy:
     
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  9. wastemanagement

    wastemanagement Eyelash Blennie

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    Thanks for the info on these corals they seem to be quite high maintanance , although the amount of time I seem to be looking at my tank at nights thinking what I could possibly play with it would probly work out for me.
    Just one more question my tank is just now going on three months is it still to early for this species?
     
  10. BaxterS80

    BaxterS80 Pajama Cardinal

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    Well, some may disagree but we put ours in after the tank was up about two months. It has been thriving ever since. The polyps opened from day one....
     
  11. Brandon1023

    Brandon1023 Fire Goby

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    I'd say 3 months is perfectly fine as long as all your parameters check out. They don't depend on light so you should be good to go!!
     
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    MILLERTIME Feather Duster

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    i always wanted one. was afriad with its maintaince