Coral Spotlight | Duncans

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Common names:duncans, whisker coral, daisy coral

Difficulty Level: Duncans are very much like most LPS having a pretty good tolerance to most things. They do however thrive better with stable alkalinity and feedings.

Feeding: Duncans are extremely aggressive eaters with very capable tentacles. They will easily catch and consume most food types including frozen, liquid and even pellets. Take care as their feeding aggression can sometimes be taken out on neighboring corals.

Lighting (Level 3 to 5): Duncans will thrive in a wide range of lighting. As with most hard corals, bleaching is a concern, so always acclimate by starting them lower in the tank and slowly move them up to your desired location.

Waterflow: Moderate to strong water flow is important. As duncan colonies grow, they will shape themselves based on the flow you provide. Under higher flow conditions, they will generally be more tightly formed while in lower flow they will form longer branches with more loosely spaced polyps.

Placement: Duncans are very aggressive, so be careful to give them plenty of space.

General: Duncans grow much faster with frequent feedings. They can be easily fragged like most euphyllia species by breaking heads off at the base of branches. When fragging, keep all flesh covered branch scrap and watch polyps pop right out of it

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Feast yours eyes on this huge #duncanopsammia #polyp! This is the first #coral I can honestly remember costing a ton for a small #frag. Remember the days when these were $150 to $200 per polyp? I do, but I still love them just the same. Probably one of the easiest corals on the planet to feed and they always reward food with growth!


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Thank you for putting the time into writing these Spotlights. I've had my SW tank for almost a year, but I've only recently been purchasing coral frags, so I find them very informative.
 

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These polyps always stand at the ready to grab anything made of meat right out of the water and drag it into its mouth. Duncan?s are truly amazing to watch while they eat.




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