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Reeferparty
01/12/2017, 11:32 PM
Should I be worried? Been doing well except for the past 3 days..completely closed. Should I force feed it or give it another day or 2?


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Reeferparty
01/12/2017, 11:33 PM
Hasn't**


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FollyFish
01/15/2017, 03:18 PM
Hello I am by no means an expert but I would try to feed it in the evening. Squirt it with some water that you soaked frozen food in and a bit later try feeding it. With my dendro it open in the morning and in the evening and tend to close up when the lights are at the highest in the afternoon. I would also consider moving the dendro to an area with more shade. These coral do much better in a dark area as they don't use any light for food. It might be closed because the lights are too high.

Reeferparty
01/15/2017, 03:39 PM
Hello I am by no means an expert but I would try to feed it in the evening. Squirt it with some water that you soaked frozen food in and a bit later try feeding it. With my dendro it open in the morning and in the evening and tend to close up when the lights are at the highest in the afternoon. I would also consider moving the dendro to an area with more shade. These coral do much better in a dark area as they don't use any light for food. It might be closed because the lights are too high.



Thank for your response! I have had it it moderate light and it's been opened. But I've moved it to even lower light and have tried the Tupperware method by defrosting a whole cube of mysis and it still refuses to open up. I have even put mysis directly in/on its mouth and it also refuses feeding -___-


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laga77
01/16/2017, 08:36 AM
The intensity of the light does not matter. Is the temperature of the mysis you are putting on the heads the same as tank water, or it still chilled from defrosting? If you try target feeding an NPS coral with cold food, they will close up every time. Keep it in the tank and try some other food. Shut off the flow and GENTLY blow some finely chopped shrimp or fish or even some BBS into its mouth.

Reeferparty
01/16/2017, 10:10 AM
The intensity of the light does not matter. Is the temperature of the mysis you are putting on the heads the same as tank water, or it still chilled from defrosting? If you try target feeding an NPS coral with cold food, they will close up every time. Keep it in the tank and try some other food. Shut off the flow and GENTLY blow some finely chopped shrimp or fish or even some BBS into its mouth.



The mysis is tank temp after defrosting.


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Reeferparty
01/16/2017, 09:15 PM
Good news! Today I came home from work a little earlier in the afternoon and saw the coral finally showing very minor feeding tentacles..I immediately defrosted some mysis and placed on the mouth crossing my fingers it would grab hold! Very slowly but surely it ate! Now it's halfway opened! Phew!


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laga77
01/21/2017, 12:25 PM
Great news! Hopefully you can feed it everyday for at least the next 2 weeks. 3-4 times a week after that.

j_mazzy
01/21/2017, 12:30 PM
Great news! Hopefully you can feed it everyday for at least the next 2 weeks. 3-4 times a week after that.

wouldnt that possibly kill the dendro?

laga77
01/22/2017, 11:52 AM
wouldnt that possibly kill the dendro?
http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2608748&highlight=zombie Read this thread.

j_mazzy
01/22/2017, 12:11 PM
It is my understanding that feeding too often leads to rotate. If the coral is already weak I was concerned

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