Open brain information

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  1. Raven

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    Hi,

    I'm looking for a bit more information on open brains.

    At this stage I have two in my tank. I feed them both every 3'rd/4'th day or so. (Or when ever I remember).

    I remember that one of the reef-masters on the site once told me that I shouldn't feed my anemone too often. (Once a week) - something to do with the digestive system of the anemone...

    Now, can this be the same with open brains?
    How often can I feed them? Some sites says once a week, other every day, some every second day etc.

    Ok it also depends on the amount of food that you have available in the tank. So the days that you don't feed it, it will help itself with some of the critters in your tank. (I've read that some guys had their open brains for years, and have not target fed theirs once).


    The second piece of information that I'm looking for, is how does it form it's base skeleton?
    It is very intriguing to actually see how that is formed by looking at a dead brain.
    How fast will it form this skeleton? Does the amount of feeding have an impact on how fast it "expands its base"? I recon it might use a fair bit of CA to form the base?

    And what about the form? Some is round, others have different shapes - i guess this is species depended?

    Mostly we place our open brains on the sand, but can it also be placed on the rocks as well? or will it be damaged?


    sjoe- bunch of random questions.. but hopefully some will be answered.

    thx
     
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  3. H8breed

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    I have had mine in my tank for about 8 montsh now and havent target fed it once. I add plankton mix into my tank and feed all my corals that way. They all growing and pretty happy
     
  4. Hammerhead

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    Has anyone successfuly fragged them.
     
  5. dono

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    @Hammerhead - you know they can dude... Just very very messy..
     
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  6. Lord_Blackadder

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    Slow growing IME, even if you feed them.

    Always put them on the substrate. There is a form that lives on the reef, but nearly all of them that are imported are the free-living variety. They generally prefer lower light anyway.
     
  7. Hammerhead

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    oh yeah, i was thinking more along the lines of the welsos though

    p-89407-welso.jpg
     
  8. Raven

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    I feed these guys every 3-4 days...

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  9. Raven

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    I still need some more information on them...
    How big can they get?

    Do they split?
    ect..
     
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