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Discussion in 'LPS Corals' started by Duri, 13 May 2011.

  1. Duri

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    What do I feed this sucker? :tt2: his tenticles goes sup:eek:r long :lol:

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    Masala steak gatsby:p

    i had one of these,never fed it,the fish poop and excessive food will get eaten by its tenticles wen lights off.
    or try Reef snow,but that i feel increase nitrates alot.
     
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    Duri Thread Starter

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    we can meet up and chat about it over a golden dish gatsby :biggrin::thumbup:

    Ye I dino how to feed him... I am sure he feeds on zoo etc.

    btw where should he be positioned? low medium or high?

    and i know away from corals
     
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    yorh that will be lekker.

    they feed at night man,get some reef snow with a syringe and feed very little about an hour or 2 after lights out.
    IME,i never directly fed mine

    Would place him in medium flow with good lighting,on substrate should be ok.
     
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    Duri Thread Starter

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    it will be TONIGHT when i get one... im just around the corner boss 15mins :lol:
    na seriously im just around the corner like 2 mins:yeahdude:

    ok i never fed my galaxy directly either...maybe once some dried fish egg stuff powder :whistling:
    He is dead centre in my tank on a rock not far from the sand bed with a nice flow :thumbup:
     
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    Just leave a lot of space around that coral. Those long sweeper tentacles stings like a biatch.
     
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    Doesn't need feeding. Galaxy corals are LPS, not soft corals as they have a hard skeleton. Those sweeper tentacles are real nasty buggers and can stretch up to 15 to 20cm's away, so you need to keep him a fair distance away from any of your other corals as they pack a really nasty sting and will kill anything close to it. Although, having said that, my one had a kenya tree next to it which it never touched, killed my mushrooms though. :(
     
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    I have a kenyan tree between my frogspawn and my galaxy... i know its a danger! but it much closer to the FS! the FS already kill and sps frag:(

    btw can a galaxy be fragged?
     
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    Anything can be fragged. ;)
     
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    Duri Thread Starter

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    so if i make that galaxy in half with it grow big again?
     
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    You could frag it into 20 pieces ;)

    If you look closely at your coral you will see it is made up of individual, ummmmm, columns, for want of a better word, at the top of each column are the polyps, each individual column could be glued to a rock and would encrust and grow. But to just divide the whole coral into half would obviously be a lot easier, they are very brittle and you will lose a few columns in the process (you could make some frag plugs and glue down the broken off columns, let them encrust and grow a bit (they grow quite fast) and after a few months you could sell your frags), the best way to cut it would be to use a wet tile saw as you can be fairly gentle this way and cause minimal damage, otherwise a good old hacksaw would do (use a brand new blade though), but this is messy and nasty and may cause a fair amount of damage from having to hold the coral so tight while hacksawing it. A dremel may also work, depends how deep you have to cut.
     
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    so they do grow again... so mine is at its biggest then? its about 20cm in length.
    so if i frag them new column will grow?

    ok so no hammer and flat screw driver then;)
     
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    never fed mine, growing like bossies
     
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    Yes, this is one coral that grows quite fast.
    Nope, in the sea they can grow up to 1 meter.
    Yes
    You could, I have used it before, but it's messy and can cause damage.
     
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    mmm When I am board I will start fragging! :whistling:

    half it and then im gonna frag the one half into pieces ;)
     
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    Heaven forbid someone fragging my mother in law- would never want 02 of her, let alone more:p
     
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    Yummy i had that for supper
     
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    Never fed mine, and it grows like stink! - An yes you can frag it. THey develop new SHELVES or pieces sticking out and then what seems like new colonies develop. I recall that in my tank a new colony even developed on its own about 10cm away from the mother. I still cant explain how that happened.

    I just love this coral, but as stated before in previous posts, they pack a real punch in those tentacles

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    thats cool man!
     
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    LPS are awesome :)
     
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