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Old 03/26/2012, 06:04 PM   #1
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Pink Carnation Coral

I have a pink carnation coral and have been feeding it Oysterfest and cylopeez. What else is good for this coral to keep it healthy and thriving? I have only had this coral for 3 weeks but it is doing well. I just want to make sure I'm covering all my bases.


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Old 03/26/2012, 06:27 PM   #2
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I'm in the exact same shoes. Subscribed


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Old 03/26/2012, 07:12 PM   #3
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I've had mine for 4 months. Just been feeding cyclopeze and baisting my rock work. I keep it in the shadows and just enough flow to make the main stem move slightly. I've heard its usually on a death sentence and its just a matter of time. They belong in the ocean for sure but I found one at the lfs and I wasn't about to drive a thousand miles to the ocean to save it lol.


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Old 03/26/2012, 08:12 PM   #4
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I have mine at the bottom of the tank in a corner, but with flow from the vortech. The pink polyps are out everyday to catch food. Mine is very small yet, not much of a stem to speak of.


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Old 03/27/2012, 07:27 AM   #5
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I see a response on mine from cyclopeeze (a little), Rotifers, daphnia and the blended foods. I think that even though it has a decent sized polyp it still seems to react more to the smaller foods.


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Old 03/27/2012, 10:54 PM   #6
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I've been using marine snow, phyto, and a powdered substance I can't seem to think of at this moment. But they all seem to work well.


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Old 03/28/2012, 08:50 PM   #7
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I've been using marine snow, phyto, and a powdered substance I can't seem to think of at this moment. But they all seem to work well.
How long have you had your carnation coral? Do you target feed it or just add the food to the water? How often do you feed this coral? Do you feed all three things every week?


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Old 03/28/2012, 11:11 PM   #8
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Had it 4 weeks. I target feed it when it opens up. I try to feed it everyday. I mix it up changing which food I use every few days. Seems to be working well. I shut off everything in the tank except a power head for flow and let it blow food all throughout the tank to feed all my corals not just the carnations.





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Old 03/29/2012, 02:40 PM   #9
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Those are both Scleronephthyas. They are the one of those corals most struggle with long term. They seem to go perfect for 6 to 8 months and then shrink away. I have never been able to keep them longer than 8 months. You might look into Fauna Marin foods. They have mucus and bacteria products that these are suppose to feed on. truthfully no one knows but better to throw the kitchen sink at them.


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Old 03/29/2012, 09:46 PM   #10
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i recently got one of thees and am hoping to set up a nano 20 galon to run as a non-photosenthitic tank i have had some sun polyps for a few years most have died buy not feading enough but i thank a small tank i can feed beter.


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Old 03/30/2012, 06:45 AM   #11
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That's what I thought they were but at least ten people said they were carnations so I went along with it.


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Old 03/30/2012, 07:22 AM   #12
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That's what I thought they were but at least ten people said they were carnations so I went along with it.
What's the difference between the two?

Thanks for everybodies input it is greatly appreciated!!!!


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Old 03/30/2012, 07:50 AM   #13
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Its common name stuff which confuses people. Scleronepthea (what you have) is called "flower tree coral" for a common name, and Dendronethea is called "carnation tree coral" as a common name. They are both nepthea's, but their growth form is a little different if you google both you should be able to see the difference.


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Old 03/30/2012, 08:54 PM   #14
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I hate those big names and when a coral has a couple of them. I plain dummy terms. It helps me keep everything straight.


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Old 04/01/2012, 03:43 AM   #15
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+1 what Username said


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Old 04/01/2012, 06:02 AM   #16
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Its actually a whole lot easier if you never get into the common names and just follow the scientifics.

Just remember Sclero and Dendro and you have the difference.


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Old 04/01/2012, 03:51 PM   #17
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Ok. Thanks.


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Old 05/10/2012, 03:22 PM   #18
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I tried to keep one of these and lost it after a few months. I wish there were a way to keep them. They are beautiful. I'm searching the threads hoping to find some insight


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Old 05/10/2012, 09:00 PM   #19
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Those are both Scleronephthyas. They are the one of those corals most struggle with long term. They seem to go perfect for 6 to 8 months and then shrink away. I have never been able to keep them longer than 8 months. You might look into Fauna Marin foods. They have mucus and bacteria products that these are suppose to feed on. truthfully no one knows but better to throw the kitchen sink at them.
+1 on the Fauna Marin

I have a plastic case about the size of a shoebox filled with frozen foods for feeding my nps collection but still add FM to every one. I would try the Ultra Min F and Ultra Sea Fan for smaller polyps. I would definitely consider target feeding if those are added; they're powerful stuff and wouldn't want it settling all over My tank! Great stuff and while I can't say it has kept all my nps in the shape they are, I personally believe it has helped and I'm not about to change what has worked thus far!


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I've tried just about everything and even kept one for almost a year. FM is the best product. You can get it from Cherry Corals. In the end though they shrank away.


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Yup, they shrank away in the end... I have a few were opening and feeding but they keep getting smaller and smaller..


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Old 05/18/2012, 06:41 PM   #22
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update>>> after changing salt, mine shriveled a week or two ago. however, yesterday i noticed that they appear to be regaining thier shape...crossing fingers


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Old 05/20/2012, 06:08 PM   #23
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I had one hitchhiker colony that did ok for at least a year... it was located right by the food output, and, closest to the light. I don't know if some of them might possibly be partially photosynthetic? But this colony did ok. Always expanded and showed a small amount of growth.

For foods Fauna Marin is the way to go. I still have the whole set of FM azoox foods I'm planning to put up for sale soon.


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