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Old 05/03/2017, 07:15 AM   #1
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Fat head Dendro colony not growing

I've had this fat head Dendro colony for 2 yr. I spot feed once a week some frozen.

They don't grow at all.

Is there a dry food I can feed for these?
Thawing frozen often is pia.
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Old 05/03/2017, 08:56 AM   #2
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Isn't that the one you're selling?

Got to feed them chunks of thawed frozen. I've had them grow in size but not make baby polyps for a while and then lots of them.


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Old 05/03/2017, 08:58 AM   #3
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Isn't that the one you're selling?

Got to feed them chunks of thawed frozen. I've had them grow in size but not make baby polyps for a while and then lots of them.
How often to feed frozen? Wish I could feed them dry food often lol

They've been unchanged for two years, I'm selling them too

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Old 05/07/2017, 07:29 AM   #4
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Do not feed dry food. If you want them to grow, feed with either fresh or frozen food, thawed to tank temp of course, 4-5 times a week.


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Old 05/17/2017, 07:51 PM   #5
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Dude.. you have to feed them a minimum of 4 times a week! I feed mine mysis every day.


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Old 05/17/2017, 08:15 PM   #6
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I'll buy them.


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Old 06/13/2017, 04:44 PM   #7
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When I try to feed chunks of shrimp it always gets taken by a fish or shrimp. Am I just feeding too big of a piece?


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Old 06/14/2017, 10:50 AM   #8
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Try cutting the bottom off a 2 liter bottle and use it to cover the dendro and then feed it through the bottle opening. Did that for mine when I was training mine to open during the day. Keeps things out and food in


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Old 06/14/2017, 04:33 PM   #9
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That's a great idea definitely gonna give that a try. Thanks for the tip


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Old 06/14/2017, 07:44 PM   #10
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I fill the turkey baster with mysis... squirt some at the fish and while they're distracted I feed my nps.


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Old 06/19/2017, 10:43 PM   #11
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I spot feed mine mysis and broadcast feed Reef Nutrition ROE & Reef Chili. They seem to eat all of it.

I find the when I'm spot feeding, if I give the skunk cleaner shrimps a couple pieces each first, that it gives the dendros enough of a head start for them to down the mysis.


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Old 08/02/2017, 07:52 AM   #12
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I spot feed mine mysis and broadcast feed Reef Nutrition ROE & Reef Chili. They seem to eat all of it.

I find the when I'm spot feeding, if I give the skunk cleaner shrimps a couple pieces each first, that it gives the dendros enough of a head start for them to down the mysis.
+1 on this. I feed the fish thawed frozen, and while they are busy I spot feed the dendros mysis or Larry's reef frenzy. Also maybe once a week I'll spot feed calanus mixed with a bit of Coral Delight to all the lps and dendros.


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