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Old 12/02/2017, 11:23 PM   #1
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suncoral??? how do you guys feed them?

I've always liked the sun coral but have been scared to get any because they are non photo. Im just wanting some ideas of the best food and ways to feed them?
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Old 12/11/2017, 11:49 PM   #2
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They accept a wide range of foods (including pellets, frozen, even flakes). I either target feed with a pipet (but clean up crew and fish try and take food from the coral) or briefly take coral out of the tank and feed in a small container of water (which was better for tank water quality).


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Old 12/13/2017, 10:35 AM   #3
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They accept a wide range of foods (including pellets, frozen, even flakes). I either target feed with a pipet (but clean up crew and fish try and take food from the coral) or briefly take coral out of the tank and feed in a small container of water (which was better for tank water quality).
+1 remove the coral every waterchange to a bucket of old water, squirt in some thawed mysis juice to initiate a feeding response, a few mins later it shoukd be open and ready to spot feed each mouth, also you can cut a 2liter bottle in half and place top over coral when feeding in tank with baster and prevent scavengers from taking food.
Another thing about tubastrea that many overlook is lack of flow, these corals love flow, even laminar flow.


Either way, it will be a long term challenge in a typical mixed reef to keep this coral.

Look into Dendrophyllia (firecracker coral) it has a similar appearance, though bigger polyps, it is much easier to keep happy. Blanophyllia is another coral that is similar in appearance to Tubastrea but for still being a NPS it us also much easier to keep.

hope this helps


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