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Webmanny
01/12/2016, 09:39 AM
I've had this guy for a while and I just love how it opens up at night to feed and during the day it still gives the tank some color.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-HblVop26SsI/VpLicEIBO-I/AAAAAAAANWo/7kxKgdYcMDw/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-M9L29tk40y8/VpLik4q1JsI/AAAAAAAANX4/H_o3we85_S0/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-MhL-Kh7nnHA/VpLiVlPKynI/AAAAAAAANVo/atr03GR39Vg/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg

laga77
01/13/2016, 05:17 AM
What are you feeding it?

Webmanny
01/13/2016, 08:07 AM
I don't feed it anything. It just gets whatever it can grab from the water column.

laga77
01/13/2016, 08:50 AM
I would suggest you start target feeding BBS or Oyster-fest.

Webmanny
01/13/2016, 10:50 AM
Yeah. I've seen people who feed it, but mine just gets whatever is on the water column. I've had it for a year and it is very healthy. I don't want to add more nutrients to my tank unless I absolutely have to.

justthewife
01/19/2016, 06:30 AM
Rotifers are good to feed it as well. I think eventually it will start to not do well if you don't target feed it every once in a while. :thumbsup:

Webmanny
01/19/2016, 12:01 PM
I'll consider it. Although, I think it captures plenty of stuff from the water column when I feed the other corals. I normally feed Coral Frenzy and Hikari Coralific Delite once every couple of weeks.

laga77
01/19/2016, 02:39 PM
When a coral has its tentacles fully extended, like yours in the photo, it means it is hungry.

justthewife
01/20/2016, 04:52 PM
By the way.....I really like your chili coral!!!! :bounce3::thumbsup::thumbsup:

Webmanny
01/21/2016, 01:48 PM
When a coral has its tentacles fully extended, like yours in the photo, it means it is hungry.

Damn... This thing has been hungry for a year now. LOL

Thanks for the feedback.

Webmanny
01/21/2016, 01:49 PM
By the way.....I really like your chili coral!!!! :bounce3::thumbsup::thumbsup:

Thank you. I'm thinking of fragging it and see what it does. I have had no issues with this coral and I have moved it twice already from one tank to the next and he bounces back in less than a week.

06bug
01/25/2016, 08:40 PM
I've had my large Chili coral for about 8 months now. I don't feed mine either. The polyp extension is great at night and appears to be very healthy in a NPS tank. I do feed the Dendros and Tube Anemone, so I'm guessing it gets what's left floating in the water column.

Webmanny
01/26/2016, 06:17 AM
I've had my large Chili coral for about 8 months now. I don't feed mine either. The polyp extension is great at night and appears to be very healthy in a NPS tank. I do feed the Dendros and Tube Anemone, so I'm guessing it gets what's left floating in the water column.

Yeah, I don't think the poster that said this coral is hungry is correct. I tried target feeding it Saturday morning, when it has its best polyp extension and it looks like took the food, but what happened next made me think that this was not the way to go.

After I fed it Saturday, it has been open and extended 24 hours a day and it has lost some of its deep red color.

I honestly think that it was fine before just taking the leftovers of the feeding of other corals. I don't think I will feed it again in the future, if it bounces back to normal.

Just my two cents, based on my personal observations.