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SubscribeCoral of the week------Tubastrea (sun polyps)
jayrascoe
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where do you get these/how much do they cost?
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pufferpunk
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I purchased one of these creatures yesterday. Will it take a while for it to adjust to the tank, before it'll feed? I offered it some frozen baby brine (defrosted in Zoe Marine water) & it barely came out. I don't think it ate any. My fucia Hawaiian seafan loved it though!

(I really wish I could see the pics above...)

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Pufferpunk, it may take awhile for them to adjust to the water parameters, flow, etc. Keep trying to entice them to come out to feed by blowing the food over them...a lot of times the juice off the food that we normally dont want in the tank works well for doing this.

I dug up a pic of mine that were posted above.

Also here is a recent thread on them [link=http://fishprofiles.com/files/forums/Reef%20Keeping/62769.html]http://fishprofiles.com/files/forums/Reef%20Keeping/62769.html" style="COLOR: #FF0000[/link]

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terranova
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I second that.

It's taking my new frag awhile to learn to open up and accept food during the day, instead of at night. All they need is some time and TLC.

Try switching to mysis, PE mysis or cyclopeeze. That will help too, and is better than brine for them. G/L

-Formerly known as the Ferretfish
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pufferpunk
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Right now, I just want them to eat. Should I wait till lights out, or maybe just with the blue atcinic lights on?
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terranova
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Feed whenever their polyps are the most extended...just to get them eating.

Usually, when new, they're opened up at night. You have to "train" them to open up during the day, so you can see them! This takes repeated feedings with the lights on.

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pufferpunk
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They still haven't opened at all...
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awwww Dont give up, keep trying to entice them with the food juice

Most sun polyps that come in are already on the brink of "starving" and they will take awhile to come out. Be patient and dont give up. Just so you know, there is a good chance that if they hadnt been feed for sometime that they may not open at all.....they will slowly starve themselves and tissue will start to receed. Most of the time you can still get them to open up and start feeding.

As far as what time to feed, try feeding them at different times.....first thing in the morning before lights come on, a couple hours after lights go off, etc....

I hope they open up and start feeding for you. They are an amazing coral and are truly beautiful when healthy
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pufferpunk
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I knew they were still in there, cause I could see some of their "flesh" even while receded into their skeleton. Last night they finally came out to eat (at least I hope they were eating)! I think I will continue to feed them at night for a little while, just to make sure they are eating & then try training them for the daytime. My biggest concern is that they get nourishment for right now.
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Ok, got them out during the day now! Not quite as far out as those in your pic though... Feeding them cyclops in shrimp juice--YUM!
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