Coral feeding - What?

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    I have recently been feeding my corals the two fishes phyto and zooplankton, what are the alternatives? I am not happy with the amount of food my gorgonian captures, are baby brine a good option? what do you guys feed your corals? any tips?
     
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  3. Zandy

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    I have a hammer coral which i feed some "lancefish" from time to time.
     
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    i never feed coral. I feed the fish
     
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    Agree with @seank, but once a week I include lobster eggs and cyclops in the feeding, fish love lobster eggs and so do my smaller mouth corals.
     
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    the agree button is towards the right of the post......lol
     
  7. Zandy

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    So is it then wrong of me to feed my hammer? It cannot wait for the lancefish..i also give the additives ect..but maybe my hammer coral is just not like anybody else's ..?? Dunno but seems to like it.
     
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    Nothing wrong with that, my hammer doesn't take fish readily, keep doing it, she'll grow like a beast!
     
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    It's a HE...not a she....lol...:tt2: I can tell cause of the big MOUTHS....lol !;)
     
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    Im talking SPS corals and gorgonians, LPS corals eat like pigs i know, but my gorgonian lol
     
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    Brineshrimp naupuli will do, but in terms of nutritional value, u might as well feed it with cardboard, especially when the brineshrimp grow up a bit. Best is to gut load them with phyto, hufa (selco) suppliments and amino acids like seachem reef plus.
    Alternatively, look into zeovit or biocubes for coral food. There are also some good powder foods like reef pearls or dt's oyster eggs if you can get your hands on them.
     
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    @carlosdeandrade - sorry I know this is an old post but how do you feed things like polyps and zoas ? The same way (lobster eggs) and how do you do it ? - drop some in with the flow off and hope the fish don't chomp it all and some makes it to the zoas ?
     
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    The only animal I target feed are my anemones. When making up food I make sure there is some food for my different types. Not all my fish eat lobster eggs or cyclops.
     
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    Then when you feed do you just drop the mixed food into the tank and let the flow wash it about or do you turn pump and wavemakers off ?
     
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    Zooplankton works great for me,corals are thriving on that
     
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    I have an feeding funtion on my vortechs that is controlled by my profilux, it slows them down to 10% power for 2 minutes.
     
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