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Old 23rd October 2009, 21:41   #1
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not 100% but i think BTA are easier
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not 100% but i think BTA are easier
ive got a bta....but love the pink tip
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ive got a bta....but love the pink tip
oh dear, you are going to be trouble arent you!


Malus... Heteractis malu- badly collected, hate being transported... lose all their zooanthellae and bleach.. sit in LFS's slowly dying... or in reefers tanks slowly dying...

in the wild they are tan to brown... so if you find one (and ive never seen one that isnt) thats white its dying or at least in a hell of a state and would take an advanced reeferer to even stand a chance at fixing it.

These nems are super difficult, have a 99% failure rate and i do not feel i know enough to be able to keep one alive...
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look at pink tipped cataphillia instead... you may find it just as pretty but have more of a chance of keeping it alive.
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so why do i get drawn into the bad ones huh!!....just back from the LFS...how about Duncans?
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so why do i get drawn into the bad ones huh!!....just back from the LFS...how about Duncans?
you tell me.. what can you find out about them?
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tiger, my lfs had duncan frags last week 4.50 per head, worth it?
they said a customer brings them in for credit
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you tell me.. what can you find out about them?
like what you did there!! Hows this?

The Duncan coral is a beautiful, rare and hardy

coral to keep. Although it is very similar to other large polyped stony

corals in terms of tolerance and sensitivity many hobbyists fail to keep

it alive due to its feeding requirements and due to poor water quality. Its

tentacles are always extended, even at night, but if slightly disturbed,

will readily retract them.

Common Name - Duncan, whisker coral, daisy coral

Scientific Name - Duncanopsammia Axifuga
Duncan coral (whisker coral)
Photo by: Huy Phan

Family - Dendrophylliidae,

Origin - Australia, Indo-Pacific

Nutrition - Target feeding is recommended. Mysis shrimp, Cyclopeeze, Cyclops and baby brine shrimps

will help the Duncan coral to thrive.

Behavior - Peaceful

Maintenance and care Duncan coral is very adaptable to lighting conditions, and prefers gentle

currents in its tank. Preferred placement is on rock but also can be placed on the sand. With good care,

good water quality and with direct feeding the Duncan coral can grow quite fast.

Water Parameters - Temperature: 72F-78F, PH: 8.1-8.4, Specific Gravity: 1.024-1.026

Lighting- Duncan coral also known as Whisker coral do well under most types of light but needs to be

acclimated slowly to intense metal halides.

Water flow- Moderate to strong
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see.. you didnt need me at all. Good LPS coral (so you'll need to be telling me what your calcium and magnesium levels are)

Seems more tolerant than most LPS corals...

But expensive for its looks in my book...

£4.50 a head isnt bad... but i'd prefer to get something brighter and more colourful, than something that if you squint... looks like aptaisia!
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