Plate Coral - Fungia species

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  1. greenie

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    Hi there, I bought a plate coral (purple) and would like some advise. I'v read that they are active at night and can even move a few centimeters. Even say that you need to secure it with a rock or two. Some advise on this one would be appreciated.
     
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    Put it on the sand where it gets good light and medium flow.
    Do not stick it down onto a rock.

    Feed it once per week with some form of meaty fish ie pink prawn, krill, calamari, etc.
    Turn the flow down when you do this.Also best after lights out when the fish dont try steal the food - but watch out for the shrimps
     
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    Thanks for the feedback, I will do so. What about moving - does this really happen?
     
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    Mine is in a low light low flow area. Tentacles extend during the day and it retracts at night. I feed it frozen mysis every few weeks. It expand a lot compared to the shell size. Mine has not moved in the 4 months I have had it.
     
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    Yes, they are able to move. They do this buy inflating their flesh and floating their skeliton internally and moving it slightly, this is repeated. If they are happy, they tend to just remain in the same place.
     
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    Just be carefull of substrate buildup on the side of the coral. If covered, the flesh die and it will damage the coral, possibly killing it.
     
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