Is my sun coral ok

mike Bushie

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Ok my sun coral is doing great has another like 5 heads growing since i got him. my question might sound a bit stupid but here goes.
MY SUN CORAL hardly closes day or night.
Its great for my tank as its always open and beautiful. However is this a bad thing that the guy is always open.
 

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perhaps you have dim light?, i can't think you have anything wrong with your coral if its growing, then i would just say your lucky its open allot. in my humble opinion that is
i have a 150mh and 2x 24watt t5.
Sun corals don't need light.
 

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3x a week
So you target feed each head 3x a week ?

Or do you just toss food in.


It probable just stays open because it senses food or looking for food.

My one nearly died and it was open most of the time, since I have been feeding it every day for the past 3 odd weeks it does not stay open as much anymore. They can be "trained" to open at certain times, if you keep up with regular feedings.
 

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thalion- i use MEK's technque of feeding.
I have the top part of a plastic bottle which i cut.
then i made a hole in the middle of the screw on top just big enough to put my syringe in.
i feed him with artemia and cyclop eeze.
 

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If the coral is open most of the time then it's a definate sign that it's been looked after.
 

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