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05/01/2017, 07:23 AM
Hi everyone, I am looking for corals that are active feeding like it can eat a whole pellet or dried shrimp. And the corals are also easy to care for and are okay in low to moderate lighting. Thanks!

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05/01/2017, 07:52 AM
what is the tank size, and what specific light do you have?

Sun corals are non-photosynthetic, so they don't need light but need fed.
Duncans are among the easiest stony corals and will eat.
Big mushrooms like Rhodactis can eat quite a bit.

Most corals don't really need to be fed, however.

05/01/2017, 10:08 AM
X2 on Duncan's. They are great eaters, and hardy. Mine takes in any meaty food that sticks to their tentacles. I do not know how well they take dried food but brine, mysis, and chopped all work.

Micromussa Lord (AKA acan lord) are also good eaters but less impressive when they do it.

05/01/2017, 10:33 AM
I like watching Duncan close up on food

05/01/2017, 04:48 PM
Sun corals are non-photosynthetic, so they don't need light but need food.
Duncans are among the easiest stony corals and will eat.

I've killed a couple of Duncan's, but once I got my sun corals eating, they eat more mysis than a fish.

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05/04/2017, 11:46 AM
IMO, acans, plate corals, and candy canes can be added to the list as well.

05/05/2017, 11:11 AM
Scoly's are fun to feed and close up on food quickly. Acans may suit your needs quite well too!

05/05/2017, 11:23 AM
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Pond Boy
05/05/2017, 07:01 PM
Simply stunning Scoly.. Thanks for sharing!

05/05/2017, 10:23 PM
thanks. here's what it looked like when I got it.

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A regular diet of PE Mysis, shrimp pieces, new life spectrum pellets and ocean nutrition prime reef flake helped.

Then SOMETHING in my reef decided it was yummy

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so I put it in a protective cage

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and it continued to feed and get light through the cage openings

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05/06/2017, 08:53 PM
Ooo this are all nice corals. Especially that scoly! I got myself a small duncan with a few heads and oh boy it can really eat, swallowed an entire freeze dried cube of tubifex worms. Will be on the look for plate corals and definitely scolys. Thanks!

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05/14/2017, 02:38 AM
Plates an acans are fairly easy and definitely have a feeding response. The scoly not so easy to care for.

05/14/2017, 11:30 AM
Not technically a coral but i enjoy feeding my rock flower nems.

05/14/2017, 12:09 PM
scoly needs good water, but feeds very well.. big tentacles

05/14/2017, 02:52 PM
I really like feeding our Trachyphilia, it has an amazing ability to eat!

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05/18/2017, 11:13 PM
Favia is good:

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05/18/2017, 11:46 PM
here are my other corals that feed very well

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05/28/2017, 08:07 PM
My ricordeas have always been fun to feed. And as a bunch of people said above, acans.

05/30/2017, 10:40 PM
Blasto wellsi are easy to care and feed. The wellsi variety is larger than the merletti. It both kinds will eat meaty food.