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Old 04-30-2010, 10:38 AM
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here's one of my acans finishing up a meal of the new Fauna Marin LPS food
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Old 04-30-2010, 11:24 AM
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Acans are easy, I have 2 blastos one is always doing great the other is opened one day closed the next. My hippo picks at my acans though.
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Old 04-30-2010, 12:36 PM
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Also depends on your inverts...I have a hawaiian halloween hermit crab and a cleaner shrimp that like to take food from my acans...you can use an inverted soda bottle cut up to stop that (so i hear) but just letting you know
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Old 04-30-2010, 01:08 PM
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I have a few acans.. They are really neat corals. In my experience, they have preferred lower light than, say SPS corals but they do grow pretty quickly.

I also love feeding them Mysis shrimp. (They love it too, as far as I can tell)
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Old 04-30-2010, 01:11 PM
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I love acans a lot. They are easy to keep plus they morph color to new environment if your are always changing lights, and/or not a religious water/media changer. LOL
Some acans of mine flipped upside down(as long as it's not over the sand) for over a month and yet when recovered, they are still puffy. They even eat dry fish food.
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Old 04-30-2010, 01:15 PM
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When I had a set up I prefered acans because I felt they reacted more to feeding and life in general. I liked watching them try and gulp down a cube of mysis, or fluff up in the light.

My blastos ate too...but they were smaller, didn't grow as fast, weren't as reactive.
But, I've seen some blastos that are huge in size. Maybe the larger type would be more interesting. Never tried those.
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Old 04-30-2010, 01:26 PM
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+ 1 on acans i have seen them eat silverside held on to a nice size piece of it. So fed some of the other heads on a good size colony.
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Old 04-30-2010, 02:16 PM
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Acans are one of my favorite corals (feeding mine the larger shrimp now/prysis) every 2 days or so and see new heads growing out
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Old 04-30-2010, 02:39 PM
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They are good, colorfull, easy corals to add to an aquarium. They are sometimes not commonly seen because of their price. I have both and recomend them.
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Funny you mentioned acans and blastos. I just both frags of both from the MR swap. Right off the bat, I can see blastos are more delicate. I raised it to the middle of the tank, and I can see it did not like the flow.

Dropped it down, and it seems to like it.

PS. Got two new scolys recently, so I guess I hit it all mentioned on this thread...lol.

Good luck.
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