Our Duncan Coral

Peterpiper
  • #1
Hi, I was taking some photo's of our Seahorses and I got a nice shot of our Duncan so I thought I would share it
 
Wolfgang8810
  • #2
That is AWESOME!!! what are the requirements for it?
 
sgould
  • #3
Wow. Me likey.
 
Peterpiper
  • Thread Starter
  • #4
That is AWESOME!!! what are the requirements for it?

Wolfgang, This would have to be one of the easiest corals to grow

Name: Duncanopsammia axifuga
Care: Easy Current: Low Lighting: Any

Origin: Australia to Southeast Asia

As our tank is set up for seahorses, we have a low current and lighting is standard 3' tubes ( 1x 30w white and 1x 30w Sylvania Coral Star )
Our perams
temp 23c
PH 8.2
We use sea water and add nothing to it ( just a little Purple Up now and then ) We feed the SH's Mysis shrimp and the Duncan gets any leftovers.
In the wild a colony of Duncans can get to 30' dia!
 
Wolfgang8810
  • #5
does it get its food from light or is lt like a sun coral where you have tyo feed it allt he time?
 
Peterpiper
  • Thread Starter
  • #6
While possessing zooxanthella and being capable of photosynthesis, this coral appreciates regular feeding with any meaty marine foods able to fit into the expanded polyp's mouth. I feed occasionally with chunks of prawn or mysis, which is very easy due to the adhesiveness and reactivity of the tentacles.
 
Wolfgang8810
  • #7
cool cool beautiful coral. I just picked up an open brain for my tank today here it is.


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Peterpiper
  • Thread Starter
  • #8
Very nice! do you need the strong lighting for them like T5 ?
 
Wolfgang8810
  • #9
they need a moderate to strong light currently I have 68 watts of PC over my 20 gallon tank. However I ordered a Sun pod for my tank which has 1x 150 watt MH bulb but definitely you could do it wit t5's (depending on your tank ofcourse)

Mark
 
agsansoo
  • #10
Nice corals guys !
 
Wolfgang8810
  • #11
thanks Angasoo. I cannot wait for my sun pod its going to be so cool!
 
zatch214
  • #12
can it hold up in heavier lighting?
 
Peterpiper
  • Thread Starter
  • #13
can it hold up in heavier lighting?

Which coral are you referring too?
 

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