Trumpet Coral

  1. fishman705 Member Member

    Well now that I have a torch coral I'm gonna be getting a trumpet coral in the next few days and I wanted to know how fast these grow and can I put them in the sand or will they do better on live rock?
     
  2. Stang Man Well Known Member Member

    Put them on the rock, and these corals are a very slow growing type.
    Can you give a better description of your tank as for equipment etc?
     

  3. fishman705 Member Member

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    Here's a pic of one of my trumpet corals and I wanted to ask will it only open up with my blue lights on or does it vary? Because I took this pic as soon I saw them opening up and this is probably the second time I have seen this which is interesting.
     

  4. Stang Man Well Known Member Member

    Sorry man the attachment can not be found you need to take pictures then down load them to Fish Lore. Please try again.
     

  5. fishman705 Member Member

    Ok here it is
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  6. Stang Man Well Known Member Member

    Thanks for sharing your concern, This coral is extending it's tenacles to retrieve food and does this during moon light and dawn settings, and sometimes accurs during the day with full sun. They extend there tenecles when feeding is needed in any time of day or night settings. This coral needs to be at high to mid range in the tank and not in the sand areas. They love a constant flow to retrieve the particles to pass over them and grab them with there tenacles.
    Does that answer your question? Most corals open at dawn until dusk. And more prone to moon light settings for the high feeding times. I would strongly suggest that you move the coral up and plant it with an epoxy mid to high range in the tank. Target feed the coral as needed when this happens are the best reults of feeding times. Feed them using a baster or other high tech apperatice such as a coral feeding device, which actually is the same thing as a turkey baster but much longer.
     
  7. fishman705 Member Member

    ok thanx for the info I'll probably move it up since my other trumpet is doing well