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Old 02/28/2018, 12:48 PM   #1
jjencek
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Can I overfeed a Scoly?

I lost a Scoly 6 months ago which I did not feed well while away on business.

I got a new one and I am so worried about loosing it again that I keep feeding it a lot. It keeps taking food several times per day. It just won't stop eating.

Can I overfeed it?


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Old 03/01/2018, 10:24 AM   #2
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I'm not sure if you can overfeed the coral, although I have seen corals eat things only to puke it up later on, but assuming your parameters are within reason and the lighting is sufficient one meal every 2 weeks or so should be fine. There's really no need to feed it that much IMO. GL.


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Old 03/01/2018, 05:43 PM   #3
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I would think your parameters are off rather than it not getting a meal. In my last tank I had scolys and never fed any of them on a regular basis but they still grew. What is your alk, ca, and mag?


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Old 03/01/2018, 08:53 PM   #4
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I would think your parameters are off rather than it not getting a meal. In my last tank I had scolys and never fed any of them on a regular basis but they still grew. What is your alk, ca, and mag?
I think you are correct. This has been a while when that happened and I don't have the parameters, but it was gone pretty fast (within 3 weeks?).

My parameters for this "attempt" are as follows:

alk .... 8.6
ca .... 440
mg .... 1350
Ph .... 7.8 - 8.1
NO3 .... 0.02
PO4 .... 0.028
Salinity .... 31 (low - plan to raise it to 35 over five weeks)


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Old 03/02/2018, 10:07 AM   #5
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Just out of curiosity when you lost that Scolymia did you have any other corals in the tank? If so, did you have any problems with them?


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Old 03/04/2018, 10:46 AM   #6
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Just out of curiosity when you lost that Scolymia did you have any other corals in the tank? If so, did you have any problems with them?
I had several soft corals, zoas, and candy cane. I also got a few LPS at the same time as the scoly. One of them was a brain coral (?), which I also lost.


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