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feeding my elegance coral

Discussion in 'Help and Advice' started by Turner, Oct 15, 2013.

  1. Turner

    Turner Registered

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    I have had my elegance coral now a couple of months and been feedin it defrosted muscles. Or shall I say I thought I had been. Its seems the fish or shrimps nick it every time:-( how do other people feed these without anything else takin the food. Its a decent size n I tried a coke bottle with bottom taken off but the elegance is too wide and the bittle floats off. Its startin to **** me off:-( anyone got any ideas on a way to get food to it to eat it at its own pace. Before its too late.
     
  2. lenkababy

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    I've had one for about 3 yrs now and never fed it, it's about 4 times the size and very healthy, wouldn't worry too much
     
  3. warby

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    I was told that they dint need feeding but will accept meaty foods, i did a search before i got mine the other day and some people make a box from egg crate and put that over the coral untill its had the food.
     
  4. Hazey

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    I don't feed my elegance either Diaz, it just gets food from the water column.
    I know Killi has one & he also does not target feed his.
    We've both had ours well over 12 months.
     
  5. MarkR

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    Same here don't feed mine either and is getting bigger every month.
     
  6. tyger

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    Have never fed mine.
     
  7. chippypah

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    No do not feed mine directly either.
     
  8. Turner

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    Oh right. Cheers guys. I will just leave it be then. Thanks for the info:)
     
  9. StarfishEnterprise

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    I feed mine :whistling:
     
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    I will add though in my defence I run ULNS and have no nutrients to sustain most corals so I feed corals heavily.
     
  11. woody5371

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    it got feed every week in my tank daz Big Thumbs Up
     
  12. Turner

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    Yeah I know woody. Thats why I was wondering and it was to late to text when I tried feedin it with all lights off. But bloody boxer shrimp ended up pinchin it again and I thought watam I guna do before its too late.
     
  13. passthereefer

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    I found the trick with then was to wiggle small bits of food on the tentacles. The coral will do the rest by enclosing that area and move the food to one of it's mouths. Never try to feed the moths directly :)
     
  14. passthereefer

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    If you cut the top off of a wide drinks bottle you can place it over the coral during feeding to prevent the shrimp getting to it
     
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