Coral feeding

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  1. Rod

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    Hi
    "The quality and fates of coral primary production imply that zooxanthellae provide "junk food" to their hosts, and beg the question of nutrient limitation of coral growth rates under conditions of adequate light…On present evidence it seems clear that all corals need to supplement their diet (with food) from outside the symbiosis (heterotrophy) in order to meet these requirements."​
    Hatcher, 1988
    What are the various feeding practices among the members?
    Any comments?​
     
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  3. Hill

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    I wonder if Anthony Calfo will be covering this subject in depth at IMACSA. I really hope so.

    Every one knows that corals need feeding. The questions are what, how often and how. Sorry I am no help but just added a few questions.
     
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    well in terms of target feeding LPS,i use invert banquet
     
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    Rod as you know i target feed LPS with defrosted frozen food and you have seen the results.
     
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    i use cycolopeeze , target feed as well !!
     
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    have you tried mixing with tank water an put into a large syringe copper?works lekker
     
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    I`ve never fed a coral in my 12yrs keeping them but i do feed the fish up to ten times a day so i guess they`ll get some of that.
     
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    I am still looking for fish roe, nothing in my area. Have been offered Caviar, my budget cant stretch to that. What I really want to feed are a bunch of Ricordea I have.
     
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    Rod, i`ve got tons, next time i pop through to you i`ll bring a pouch full, great for goldies and other open water swimmers.
     
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    How do you manage to feed your fish 10 times a day?
     
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    Quite easy really, open the hatch to dispense food and do this up to ten times a day.


    On a really busy day at work or something they only get five or six portions.
     
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    I take it you work from home then?
     
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    Keeping a reef can become like a full time occupation at times:)
     
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    how true!
     
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    Thanks Robin, where do you get it? Not even my Pick n Pay has it.
     
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    Hi Rod

    I will swop you 200g of Fish Roe for a ricordia..
    Carl
     
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    have you tried any seafood shops in you area rod?
     
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    Go away, I am trying to get get one of his ricordias :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Carl
     
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    :2laugh:

    I am working on about 5 different ones at the moment, trying to get another batch shortly. I am feeding them on pellets, but I think roe would be more natural.
     
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    :rofl:
     
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